Costa Rica Rural Community Empowerment Project

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Welcome to the Heart of Gold Rural Community Empowerment Project (HG) website. The HG is an international community-university research alliance between the Farm and Agro-Tourism Association of Los Santos (FAALS) cooperative in Costa Rica and Vancouver Island University (VIU) in Canada that uses co-operative inquiry methods for effective sharing of local knowledge, and knowledge exchange and mobilization to meet small-scale farming community needs.

"I want to live, I want to give... I crossed the ocean for a Heart of Gold." (Neil Young)

website designed by reiko allen
Maintained by bruce degrosbois
last updated in 2016