Faculty Advisor

Miller, Fabienne

Faculty Advisor

Tuler, Seth

Project Center

Costa Rica


Carpio, Costa Rica is a poor urban community that struggles with pollution, social exclusion, and stress. The goal of our project was to develop a permaculture program with our sponsor SIFAIS to create green space while maintaining and improving community involvement. To achieve this goal we observed the community and determined its constraints, investigated best gardening practices, and tested and analyzed the practices. We worked with children at SIFAIS to create community gardens at their site and with seven families to create individual gardens for their homes. To promote involvement among residents we created informative materials to start a garden, recommended ways to share gardening practices, and proposed ways for community members to obtain fertilizer and more plants.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

March 2017

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



Advisor Department


Advisor Department

Interdisciplinary Programs