Tag Archives: Guatemala

PDC – Curriculum

PERMACULTURE DESIGN CERTIFICATE CURRICULUM PDC material was originally developed by Bill Mollison, co-founder of permaculture, to teach the principles and foundations of sustainable design. All PDC courses offered throughout the world must follow the same format to assure that the integrity of the certification process is upheld. This is the curriculum of the PDC jointly […]

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Why native seeds?

The ProblemBiotechnology is spreading like wildfire across the globe.While biotech companies claim that genetically modified organisms (GMOs) can feed not only the West, but indeed the entire world, the reality in countries such as Guatemala paints an altogether different picture.     ∴    Pesticides proven unsafe in the US are shipped to countries like Guatemala  […]

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Trip Options

Pre-Designed ItinerariesPlant Fruit TreesBy planting trees, you will empower a family to produce fruit, generate income by selling the fruit in the local market and conserve the local ecosystemMoreBuild A Home GardenDesign and build a home garden in a relocated community, in a way that can be carried on and replicated by the community members […]

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About IMAP

ABOUT US The Mesoamerican Permaculture Institute (Instituto Mesoamericano de Permacultura – IMAP) is a non-profit organization based in Guatemala. It was founded in 2000 by a group of local people concerned by the serious environmental, social and cultural problems affecting the nation. They established an ecological education center to promote permaculture techniques, local biodiversity conservation, production of organic […]

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Build School Gardens

BUILD SCHOOL GARDENS: WHY IT’S IMPORTANT According to UNICEF data from 2007, Guatemala has the highest percentage of chronically malnourished girls and boys in Latin America, and the fourth highest in the world. Through this trip, you will create a beautiful space in a school which will contribute to feeding school children while imparting important techniques […]

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Build Home Gardens

BUILD HOME GARDENS: WHY IT’S IMPORTANT Chukumuk is one of the most vulnerable communities in Guatemala. Its entire population is comprised of men, women and children who were relocated from Panabaj after their village was destroyed during hurricane Stan in 2005. Despite huge investment from the Spanish government on schools, roads and housing, the community […]

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Plant Fruit Trees

PLANT FRUIT TREES: WHY IT’S IMPORTANT In recent years the coffee crisis caused by the roya disease has jeopardised the livelihoods of the men and women who depend on coffee for income generation. In addition, unlike “sun” coffee grown throughout the world, a sizable percentage of Guatemalan coffee needs shade to grow properly. By planting […]

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PDC – FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about the Permaculture Design Certificate What is the Permaculture Design Certificate? Who will certify the course? Where will it be held? Who teaches the course? The Permaculture Design Certificate, often referred to as the PDC, was developed by Bill Mollison as a tool for teaching the principles and foundations of permaculture […]

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Permaculture Design Course

Want to learn how to live sustainably?There’s a growing recognition that we need to reduce our impact and become agents of change.Yet… How, exactly, do we do that?Permaculture gives us the tools we need to live more harmoniously with our environment.It guides us to mimic the patterns and relationships we find in nature and can be a […]

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