Plant Fruit Trees


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 fruit trees in coffee fields alongside small-holder farmers, you will do more than just provide shade for coffee trees. You will contribute to the preservation of the local ecosystem while enabling local men and women to produce food for their families and improve their livelihoods through the sale of papaya, avocado, passion fruit and lemon in the local market.

The goal of this trip is to empower a family to produce fruit in their coffee fields, generate income by selling the fruit in the local market and conserve the local ecosystem.


  1. What the  Guatemalan civil war was like, as told by someone who lived through it.
  2. What Mayan cosmology is all about.
  3. What your personal nawal is, and what it means.
  4. The who, when, why, what and where of Guatemala’s coffee crisis.
  5. How to address the coffee crisis through permaculture.
  6. What traditional Guatemalan food tastes like.
  7. How foreign aid can sometimes have disastrous effects.
  8. How sustainable reforestation can create healthy eco-systems.
  9. How permaculture principles can help with soil conservation, land and water management.
  10. How a local community can grow their own food and reach food sovereignty.

To get an idea of what this trip looks like day to day, check out Fruit Trees Group Trip PDF document.

To book your group trip with us, please contact us at (502) 4549-0578 or