lunes, 14 de marzo de 2011

Our thoughts on food

How one eats may be the best exercise of politics that one can make. At Estacion Biologica, we try to follow the principle "think globally, eat locally". We purchase beans from the Ebert Silva Cooperative in Laguna de Apoyo. Other provisions are purchased from national producers, whenever possible from small-scale farmers. Thanks to prior rural development projects executed throughout Nicaragua, one can find lettuce and other green vegetables grown organically in Nicaraguan small farms. Organic food and fresh products from small-scale producers are our priority!

We serve freshly cooked food, avoiding whenever possible, processed foods and foods imported from outside Nicaragua. Our cooks produce healthy meals from "scratch". Breakfasts include fresh milk, granola, fresh fruit, eggs and "gallo pinto", and the best Nicaraguan coffee available. 

Our kitchen is open-air and informal, and our meals are simple, healthful, and made with locally produced products.
We serve fresh-brewed coffee, freshly ground from whole beans, the best available in Nicaragua!

Our cooks have fun!

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Studying Spanish in Laguna de Apoyo

Spanish courses are provided at Estacion Biologica in Laguna de Apoyo Nature Reserve, in the oldest existing Spanish school in Nicaragua. Our school is part of FUNDECI, the Nicaraguan Foundation for Integral Community Development, a registered not-for-profit organization in Nicaragua. All proceeds received by FUNDECI go towards community development and environmental protection in the country.

Jeffrey McCrary
Jeffrey McCrary enjoys lunch with students of Apoyo Spanish School. Photo Belen Camino.

Young people are welcome here! We have teachers with experience in children's education.

Classes are often held outdoors, under the shade of large trees. Monkeys are often passing overhead during classes.
Mette is diligently finishing her homework-while the less studious ones are playing in the lake!

Our Spanish training courses at Apoyo Spanish School are integrated with other activities of the research station in community and environmental issues. We provide one-on-one and small-group Spanish instruction with accomodations in a natural setting, with the best teachers in Nicaragua! 

Photos by Jeffrey McCrary.
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