Restorative Farms

EarthX is proud of its impact in foreign communities – with a serious focus on connecting local groups to the international stage. In 2019, we hosted Carimar Barrientos Azuaje from Venezuela. Cari hoped to learn more about agriculture with the intention of bringing her findings to benefit her
home community.

We connected her with Restorative Farms, where she learned more about how to grow crops with limited access to water. Several Restorative Farms partners took her out into the field, and Cari made plans with them to learn more. Jeff Raska, from the Texas A&M Agrilife Extension, gave Cari a comprehensive tour of its Demonstration Gardens in Garland, Texas, with an emphasis on the agroforestry applications established there.

MLK Seedling Farm Director Tyrone Day taught her about effective seed germination methodology. And Drew Demler from Big Tex Urban Farms provided helpful gardening advice. EarthX is encouraged to see community partners connecting with folks from all over the world – and hear the incredible stories of mutual benefit among our passionate exhibitors
and attendees.