The Organic Learning Center (TOLC)

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50% of the rural poor of Honduras are chronically malnourished. It is a problem with a simple and relatively inexpensive solution: Help families grow food.  We favor growing edible trees because they are permanent, only need to be planted once, and provide nutrition all year long, even during droughts, because of their deep roots. These trees provide nutrition for the family and also help feed the animals.

What We Do 

  1. Provide plant seeds and animals for families to raise.
  2. Lend new sires to prevent inbreeding of animals.
  3. Be an information resource. 

How it Works

We have 6 to 10 full time students who live with us. They learn all the procedures and become teachers. We take them around Honduras teaching others. Hondurans teaching Hondurans makes it more sustainable.

Ways You Can Help

  • Sponsor a full time student for $200 a month. Partial sponsorships are also welcomed.
  • Contribute to our seed fund. Those funds are used to provide plant seeds and animals to families.
  • We welcome you to come to Honduras and volunteer your time.

In Honduras, The Organic Learning Center (TOLC) is CAO: Centro Aprendizaje Orgánico. CAO is the Spanish version of TOLC and is pronounced like “cow” in English. When you hear people talking about “cow”, they are probably not talking about an animal.

WWOOF: World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms

For those interested in WWOOFing, here is some info.

Plantain tree