We had a meaningful Day of Service at the Flora y Fauna Community Garden site! We began the day by breaking ground on the first garden beds to be prepared at the new location, getting our hands dirty (and in some cases blistered) in the hot sun. We worked with some of the families that will be participating in the garden program to put food on their tables.
When that work was done, students from the local high school where Strings & Sol guests participated in the construction of an educational garden arrived to review our work and join us for lunch that was prepared by a local chef using ingredients from the school’s garden. These students will be taking what they have learned through the school’s urban agriculture program (funded by a 2014 grant from Positive Legacy) and passing that on the the community at large. We then enjoyed playing games and gifted the Strings & Sol donation drive supplies to the children. We closed out the day dancing to music from the local band the “Tree Funkers.” We would like to thank our partners for hosting us, the Strings & Sol fans for joining us and the community members for participating in a memorable day!
We are pleased to announce that Positive Legacy was able to raise over $16,142.00 in this year’s charity auction, making it the best auction in Strings & Sol history! Auction proceeds will support Positive Legacy’s environmental & humanitarian projects such as the Dreams for Mayan Children school improvement grant and the ongoing Puerto Morelos food security projects. Thank you to all of the Strings & Sol fans who bid in the auction. A special thank you to the musicians and their management, the fan/artists for supporting the auction with their custom donations and to Josh Timmermans and Dave Vann for their amazing photography.
Thank you to everyone that donated to the Positive Legacy donation drive this year! Some of the donations collected during Strings & Sol were disbursed to the children during our Day of Service and the remainder will be sent into rural communities in the interior of the Yucatan to children who aren’t able to attend school. Your donations will make their holidays a little brighter. We thank you for that!
A special thank you must go out to this year’s hosts with the mosts for creating a very entertaining BINGO afternoon benefitting Positive Legacy. Thank you to all of you who joined in the fun and supported the cause.
Positive Legacy and Trees, Water & People made it easy to travel responsibly, by offsetting the emissions from your travel to Mexico for Strings & Sol. We appreciate those that donated $15 to the carbon offset program, which supports a community tree nursery that is producing 10,000 trees a year for rural communities on the north coast of Haiti, providing the sequestration of thousands of tons of carbon dioxide emissions. If you were unable to offset you footprint at the event, please take this opportunity to feel empowered post event and leave your own positive legacy from Strings & Sol by making your donation HERE!
Our main objective with “Fauna Flora y Litoral, A.C.” is training on how to sustainably produce food in small areas like backyards and rooftops in urban areas. The program will be aimed at children and adults in impoverished areas.
Small sustainable farms are the answer to the needs of food production in rural and urban populations to help those most in need, such as seniors, children, housewives. This program also empowers the community to earn an income, as their surpluses are likely to be marketed.