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Perla Sofía Curbelo Santiago

Born and raised in Puerto Rico, Perla Sofía is the founder of Agrochic.com, a blog in Spanish, about gardening and urban agriculture. A well known journalist and media contributor in the Island, she found her niche, since 2009, to promote wellness and a healthy lifestyle through sharing trends, ideas and references on what to garden in your home and patio. She is an educator, mentor, mediapreneur and a hip stepmom of two young ladies.

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5 Steps to Follow to Prepare Your Soil Before Gardening

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In her book Herbalist, Puerto Rican prenatal care educator Tania Rosario-Méndez, lists “ten women-friendly herbs”, three of which are described…

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I know that I’m not alone in my love for cute and fun plants that are also easy to care…

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