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Tara Rodríguez Besosa

El Departamento de la Comida, El Fondo de Resiliencia de Puerto Rico
san juan, puerto rico
Tara Rodríguez Besosa, born in Santurce, Puerto Rico, 34 years of age. Tara is product of a colony that has been extracted, abused and made completely dependent on external resources. They are an architect building a world where agroecological concepts and queer practices are used to create resilience through food sovereignty. Tara is the founder of El Departamento de la Comida a project born in 2010 as a multi-farm CSA, then a storefront, then a local-sustainable sourced experimental kitchen, restaurant and workshop space in Puerto Rico, now in the stages of moving into a farm. They are also co-founder/co-director of El Fondo de Resiliencia de Puerto Rico, born out of the aftermath of hurricanes Irma and María. Fondo Resiliencia is a 24 month action campaign dedicated to impacting 200 sustainable food projects while focusing on 5 pillars: Renewable Energy, Reforestation, Rainwater Collection, Seeds and Soil, and Community Wellbeing.
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