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September 21st: New Committee Elections

In the spirit of demonstrating that Puerto Rico’s AZ Chapter is alive and kicking, here is the the first of the series of blog posts summarising the chapter’s fall semester.



I.New Committee Elections

Thursday, January 21, 2016/Author: Santiago Acosta Gonzalez/Number of views (1156)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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The Road So Far

It's been a long and challenging semester but the newly appointed directive has pulled through to give new life to AZ Puerto Rico Chapter.
Saturday, December 5, 2015/Author: Santiago Acosta Gonzalez/Number of views (1357)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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AZ Puerto Rico Final Day at 5 Days with our Earth fair

AZ Puerto Rico Final Day at 5 Days with our Earth fair

On the fifth and final day of the fair we sold every last bag of chips we had and we got to see that as a team we could accomplish anything. We participated in a Puerto Rican Purebred Horse Show and we got to meet the president of the Federation of the Puerto Rican Purebred Horse Association. We had a surprise visit from our ex-professor John Fernandez Van Cleve who was an honored guest at the activity and an Alpha Zeta member.
Wednesday, March 25, 2015/Author: Ezequiel Montatez Rivera/Number of views (1425)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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AZ Puerto Rico Fourth Day at 5 Days with our Earth fair

AZ Puerto Rico Fourth Day at 5 Days with our Earth fair

The fourth day of the fair March 20 we didn’t want to sell anything and took the day off to enjoy the fair as a group.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015/Author: Ezequiel Montatez Rivera/Number of views (1131)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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AZ Puerto Rico Third Day at 5 Days with our Earth fair

The third day of the fair we successfully sold all the ginger (all 6 boxes) and continued selling well the different types of chips.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015/Author: Ezequiel Montatez Rivera/Number of views (1228)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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AZ Puerto Rico Second Day at 5 Days with our Earth fair

AZ Puerto Rico Second Day at 5 Days with our Earth fair

On the second day of the fair March 18th we had a successful sale of turmeric, we sold it all. We continued selling ginger and the Lares chips that included cassava, dasheen, plantain, breadfruit, sweet potato and lile Malanga chips.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015/Author: Ezequiel Montatez Rivera/Number of views (1332)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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AZ Puerto Rico First Day at 5 Days with our Earth fair

AZ Puerto Rico First Day at 5 Days with our Earth fair

We participated in the 5 Days with our Earth fair, a yearly celebrated fair in our college campus. We bought a huge quantity of merchandise from “Harinas de Lares” a local and traditional chip maker from Puerto Rico to sell at the fair. We also sold ginger and turmeric which we had collected a few days earlier from our dear Dr. Custodio’s farm who is always a great help to us.

Sunday, March 22, 2015/Author: Ezequiel Montatez Rivera/Number of views (1270)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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PR Chapter Ginger pick up

PR Chapter Ginger pick up

In preparation for the annual agricultural fair of our university “Cinco Días Con Nuestra Tierra” (Five days with our land”, Alpha Zeta picked ginger in Dr. Custodio’s house in Mayaguez on Sunday, March 15th from 8:30 to about 2:00 pm. Three members participated. They extracted the ginger, cleaned it and packed it to sell at the fair.

Monday, March 16, 2015/Author: Jaileen Rivera Montes De Oca/Number of views (1185)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
PR Chapter Community Service

PR Chapter Community Service

On Saturday, March 7th Alpha Zeta visited Finca La Perla in Mayaguez from 8:30 to 3:30.  Five members participated in the activity. First of all, we discussed with the owner, Luis Curvero, some of the present challenges the agriculture in Puerto Rico is facing and some basic information about the industry of the coffee in Puerto Rico. We shared a light breakfast for those who had not had any and proceeded to a tour of the property. Luis Curvero has many small crops in his property, including ginger, “pana” (Artocarpus altilis), “chironja” (orangelo) and cacao. The main crop of the farm is coffee, though there was not any to pick. After the tour, we helped pick cacao in many different spots. We were able to fill three sacks with cacao, and afterward opened them and put the seeds with the pulp in water. Afterward, we enjoyed a light lunch provided by the owner of the farm and then proceeded to participate in the process of grinding and packing coffee. Then, we were given a taste of the coffee produced at the farm and picked bananas, “chironjas”  and “panas” to take home with us.
Monday, March 16, 2015/Author: Jaileen Rivera Montes De Oca/Number of views (1321)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
Alpha Zeta PR Chapter Horse Farm

Alpha Zeta PR Chapter Horse Farm

On March 6 we visited a horse farm to help feed, clean pens and learn some history about the Puerto Rican purebred horses. It was a great experience because many of us had not worked with horses before. We are planning on revisiting the farm to learn more about horses and continue helping the farm owner.

Sunday, March 15, 2015/Author: Ezequiel Montatez Rivera/Number of views (1069)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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