Visit a cooperative in Nicaragua and learn about the farmers who grow your fair-trade coffee! This week-long trip includes a two night homestay with a farm family along with other community activities. You'll learn how coffee plants are cultivated and visit a coffee processing plant. See how climate change is affecting the growth cycles of coffee trees and learn about the coffee leaf rust fungus that is destroying large portions of harvests.
The trip is organized by Equal Exchange and the Unitarian Universalist College of Social Justice. People of all faiths are invited to participate in this experiential learning trip that emphasizes social justice and stewardship of the environment. Spanish language translation will be provided.
Date: May 13 - 20, 2017. Application deadline March 12, 2017.
Cost: $850 per person and includes all rooms, meals, and in-country transportation. Airfare is not included.
Apply online at uucsj.org.
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