Plant Hope

When I challenge myself to be connected with the earth I have learned how much we need it. In this case I wanted to share with you how challenging, difficult and at the same time inspiring it is when you plant and obtain the fruit of your efforts in your hands. First of all, I…

Let’s Commit to Agroecology

Since 2015, Sembrandopaz has been organizing awareness workshops on agroecological practices and food safety in the community of Libertad, San Onofre municipality. This project has been well received by the leaders. It has increased the spirit of participation and collective work, leading them to reflect on how to cultivate in a healthier and earth friendly…

A Year of Challenges and Reflections

Today I want to share with you how I have lived and experienced what it means to be a Seeder. 2016 was a very important year for me, as I began a new stage in my life. I say it that way because from the moment when I got on a plane in Cali, Valle…

I am a Victim, and I Believe in Peace

My Name is: Leocadio Banquez Estremor. I am 62 years old, and I was born in Libertad, Sucre. I am part of the community council in Libertad, and it’s been 20 years since I was displaced by paramilitaries. My story begins here. As I told you before, I was born in Libertad, Sucre 62 years…

Peace or War

Right now in Colombia everyone’s only taking about the Plebiscite, but what is it? It turns out that it’s a mechanism for public participation, where people in this case will be voting for Yes or No to the accords from the conversations in Havana with the FARC-EP. Here is a brief summary of the six…

Libertad: Land of Resistance

Let’s take a look at Libertad, a small town in the north of the San Onofre Municipality and about 5 kilometers from the sea on the Caribbean coast. With about 6000 inhabitants, who in large part work in agriculture and artisanal fishing. I want to present to you all what I have enjoyed from my…