Our annual event for donors and partners in support of the Para la Naturaleza Solidarity Fund is back
If you love nature and great food, Seasons is your chance to savor a special menu. Created by six renowned local Puerto Rico chefs in one of the most expansive natural protected areas on the northern coast.
Carlos Irizarry studied filmmaking at the University of Puerto Rico but found his passion for bartending in New York City in Havana Central in 2011. In 2013, Carlos started working in La Factoría under the mentorship of Leslie Cofresí and Roberto Berdecía, and he became part of the global community of hospitality, collaborating with bartenders, brands, and the bar community in general, throughout Latin America, Europe, the United States, and Asia. In 2016, Carlos started a new role as General Manager of La Factoría and to this date, oversees the project. This was pivotal in his career, being responsible for the team and operations during two major crises, Hurricane María (2017) and the latest COVID crisis. More recently, Carlos has been working on developing a new location for La Factoría in his hometown of Ponce and building stronger bridges of communication between hospitality workers around the world.
Pigments with Trama
Discover plants that provide natural pigments illustrated through the Lacquer technique.
Preserves with Montemar
Discover the benefits and techniques of food preservation demonstrated with fruits and jams.
Seasons with Desde Mi Huerto
Learn how to grow food or herbs in small spaces by sowing seeds and multiplying plants.
Come and visit the natural protected area Hacienda La Esperanza in Manatí. From there you will appreciate the peaks of the mountain range, mogotes, and ample pastures.
La Esperanza is also part of a carefully restored historic site that houses and preserves the only working steam mill of its kind in the world.
For over five decades, Para la Naturaleza has worked to preserve natural areas and historic sites that currently serve communities as oases of health. Additionally, we always seek to facilitate and support as much as possible the sustainable recovery of Puerto Rico.
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