April 20, 2018

Seed airlift brings hope to Puerto Rico's devastated food supply

Some agronomists hope a donation of half a million dollars in seeds will cultivate local gardening and farming.

6plus spendid table seeds puerto rio (PHOTO: Photo: Danielle Cheslow)

Hurricane Maria raked nearly all of Puerto Rico's agriculture off the island when the storm pummeled the country in September 2017. Farmland was destroyed, home gardens were devastated, trees lost all of their leaves - even their bark. The people there are now working to rebuild not only their cities, but their food supply. As field producer and contributor Daniella Cheslow reports, some agronomists hope a donation of half a million dollars in seeds will cultivate local gardening and farming.

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