Agriculture

SCOPE’s partner school communities have a variety of agricultural projects in the works:  tree farming, fish farming, greenhouse construction, organic high yield farming, bee-keeping, and more. Each year projects will be added and/or expanded so that within five years schools and communities will become economically self-sustainable. One goal is to provide nutritious breakfast and lunch meals for the many students that now come to school hungry. Quite a goal if you consider we’re talking about more than 25,000 students.  The tree farming project will be a primary source of profit. SCOPE linked our partner communities with Rotary Clubs in Colorado, They provided funds for seedlings and workshops that taught modern methods for planting and caring for the 27,000 fruit and lumber trees planted in 2014. Additional trees will be planted each year, cooperatives will be created and a steady flow of income will generate badly needed funds.