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Using agroecology and art, Artists for Soup works with Nicaraguan women to engage communities in improving food security, nutrition, and care for the earth.

Our Story

Several years ago, when Artists for Soup Executive Director Judy Nichols was conducting research in Costa Rica, she heard a distressing but common refrain from Nicaraguan women who migrated there seasonally for work: “We have our houses in Nicaragua but nothing there to eat…”

Our Partners

We consult with key collaborators on school gardens and nutrition, sustainable agriculture, and open-fire cooking alternatives. We work with these partners on training sessions, conferences and workshops at our demonstration center…

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members of La Fortaleza with seed box

The biointensive method of organic small-scale agriculture combines innovation with tradition, growing the maximum amount of produce in a small space. In the indigenous community of Corozo, we work with families year-round…

Since 2015, Artists for Soup has developed school gardens in Nicaragua. We train students, teachers, and family members in bio-intensive cultivation to create more nutritious school lunches…

The enthusiasm for our arts workshops spills back into the programs we design aimed at improving access to and knowledge of nutritious food. Artists for Soup sells goods created by the women’s arts collectives in Nicaragua and in the United States…