Fight Malnutrition in Rural Guatemala

by Aldea Maya assistance For Mayan Families Society
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Fight Malnutrition in Rural Guatemala
Fight Malnutrition in Rural Guatemala
Fight Malnutrition in Rural Guatemala
Fight Malnutrition in Rural Guatemala
Fight Malnutrition in Rural Guatemala
Fight Malnutrition in Rural Guatemala
Fight Malnutrition in Rural Guatemala
Fight Malnutrition in Rural Guatemala
Fight Malnutrition in Rural Guatemala
Fight Malnutrition in Rural Guatemala
Fight Malnutrition in Rural Guatemala
Fight Malnutrition in Rural Guatemala
Fight Malnutrition in Rural Guatemala
Fight Malnutrition in Rural Guatemala
Fight Malnutrition in Rural Guatemala

Project Report | May 7, 2019
Bamboozled

By Louise Sosa | Board member

Collecting bamboo
Collecting bamboo

We are ever so excited about the new school garden in Chuk Muk. The whole community is participating in making this garden a success and this is no mean feat.

The elementary teachers, the parents of our sponsor students, students and our Guatemalan Board of Directors have all been going up into the mountains to collect bamboo for building garden beds and structures. We have started making our own organic fertilizers as well as an organic compost accelerant. We have been able to make several tons of organic compost to put in our new garden beds.

The next task was digging through rocks to create the lower part of the garden beds. We have then filled the beds with our compost, coffee pulp, leaves, manure, mountain dirt and weed from the lake. We are now ready to start planting in rich, loamy soil.

The goal of this project is to help feed the 500 elementary students healthy, nutritious food and to teach the community about the value of organic gardening. This project would not be sustainable without community support and we are pleased that we have a committed group.

 

 

Making organic fertilizers
Making organic fertilizers
Collecting mountain dirt
Collecting mountain dirt
Digging down to make the garden beds
Digging down to make the garden beds
Layers the new beds with leaves, compost etc
Layers the new beds with leaves, compost etc
a completed garden bed
a completed garden bed
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Aldea Maya assistance For Mayan Families Society

Location: Qualicum, BC - Canada
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Project Leader:
Louise Sosa
Qualicum , BC Canada

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