This is why Cuevas works with Ian Pagán, one of the his produce purveyors and the manager of El Josco Bravo, a farm, agroecology project, and non-profit educational program in the northern town of Toa Alta. As we walk through the rows of black beauty eggplants and pumpkins with watermelon-like stripes, Pagán stresses that “Puerto Rico is vulnerable. Maria was a great example of that.” His solution to the food security crisis is to educate the young Puerto Ricans, many of whom are newly discovering a love for their island that was almost completely destroyed. By building a new generation of farmers with a commitment to the environment, the food supply, and health of the island, Pagán believes that his project “has the potential to multiply the economy.” The oxen that plow the fields eye us as we take in the view with Pagán’s bulldog, Almendra, by our side; tall-standing palm trees dot a grassy range, leading up to a wall of green that commands the skyline. The beauty of the land is moving, and Cuevas’ purveyors hope that it will draw agrotourism to Puerto Rico, giving travelers a chance to see the passion they have put into the soil, no matter the setbacks they have previously faced.