04 Jun ECO, JUST, SOLIDARITY… AND DELICIOUS/SPAIN
The Community of Sevilla has been collaborating with Bio-Alverde, since 2020. Bio-Alverde is a non-
profit social employment agency promoted by Caritas of the Diocese of Sevilla.
More than 50% of their workforce is comprised of people socially excluded from the labor force
(long-term unemployed, immigrants, problems with addiction…) All of them need to provide
certification by competent Social Services, regarding their situation of exclusion.
On the outskirts of Sevilla, this company has ecologically sound vegetable gardens where all their
employees work. They offer delicious healthy products and fruits in season, in large or medium size
baskets. They distribute them weekly, specifically on Wednesday, the day on which our community
receives the basket.
They also offer an opportunity to visit the gardens on Saturdays and accompany visitors on a well- explained guided tour. It is a very interesting visit to make as a family or as part of an educational activity.
This collaboration reminds us that “everything is connected,” a major theme of the Encyclical Laudato Si, and that we can make choices about how to be connected. It is a gift!
Pepi Montes, aci