Ministério do turismo, secretaria especial da cultura e belgo bekaert arames apresentam

Escola Municipal de Agroecologia

Jardim Novo Parelheiros, São Paulo - SP

I understand that inserting this “knot” is significant because it is a resistance focused on the environment and, consequently, it praises and brings out the way of thinking and living of the Guarani-Mbya, inhabitants that are close to the school, that also develop projects with them. In addition, it is an institutional place, managed by the municipal government of São Paulo, regardless of the management that governs it. Of course, depending on the management, everything can weaken or even disappear… As long as it exists, we will resist.

Escola de Agroecologia is linked to Umapaz (Universidade Aberta do Meio Ambiente e Cultura de Paz), where I work and which is a branch of the SVMA (Secretaria Municipal do Verde e Meio Ambiente de São Paulo).


Umapaz – free courses on the Environment and Culture of Peace, for anyone interested (link)


Projeto Ligue os Pontos

Projeto Ligue os Pontos, on the other hand, is a municipal initiative that intends to work in association with local farmers, especially those who live in the region of Escola de Agroecologia, in São Paulo’s extreme south zone. 


In order to make a brief analysis on our issue of struggle and access to land, and also talking about the articulations with Aldeia Tenondé-Porã, I have invited my colleague from the City Hall, the geologist Patrícia Sepe, who has been a militant for years and is widely engaged with familiar agriculture and agroecology issues. Here is the link.

Pedro Smith