of the course prior to arriving in Costa Rica. This provided an excellent
opportunity to compare and contrast farming practices.
Once in Costa Rica the group visited local organic farms and planted
little known native fruit trees (Chirimoya) and other pollinator
(e.g., hummingbird & butterfly) favorites.
We also learned about Costa Rican culture and its natural & political history,
as well as assisted in an grade school environmental education
project about the importance of bees for ecosystem services.
about (and ate) various tropical fruits! 😋