I spent the first half of the winter of 2015 in Vieques, Puerto Rico, apprenticing with herbalist and medicine-maker Adam Flores. As the 3.4 million inhabits of Boriken rebuild from the devastation of Hurricanes Irma and Maria, please consider donating to the YouCaring fund of Finca Conciencia, a Vieques-based grassroots farm. Lead farmers Ana Elisa, Jorge and their comrades have been working to build food sovereignty on Vieques for over a decade. While I was on the island, I was fortunate enough to spend time at Finca Conciencia and witness the deeply transformative power of the farm's agroecology model in action.
With cancer rates at least 30% higher than mainland Puerto Rico and few resources for fresh food, Vieques is on the front-lines of the battle against US imperialism and disaster capitalism. Through their farmer-to-farmer trainings, worker education, farm stand, classes at the local health center and organizing work, Finca Conciencia is strengthening networks of solidarity between poor and landless Viequense, and other folks throughout the Antilles.
Please consider supporting Finca Conciencia’s rebuilding work with a donation, and helping to spread the word.
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