June 21, 2014

ADE's organic Blackberry Farm



ADE sold its organic blackberry jam and shakes at the annual Strawberry Festival, along with the annual strawberry jello-eating contest and strawberry war which aired on national tv. ADE is also selling jams at local stores.

Using asset-based development model, ADE obtained the blackberry seeds from the national university, University of Costa Rica, with the purpose of cultivating organic products in the region and tried to start a co-op with local neighbors. The fruits of the ADE farm hopefully will encourage others to cultivate organic blackberry as an alternative to the heavy pesticide strawberries.





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