EXPERIENCE PERMACULTURE IN ACTION
Through a guided tour of IMAP’s Educational Center, you can discover how permaculture can be applied in a holistic way and learn how Mayan ancestral knowledge is still relevant today.
Key features of the center include:
- Ecological constructions harmoniously integrated into the environment
- Appropriate technologies, including solar ovens
- Water management systems (“banana circles” – a low-cost, easily implemented and culturally accepted design for using water run-offs)
- Composting toilets
- Organic vegetable gardens using native plants
- A Mayan cosmovision calendar explaining how ancient knowledge aligns agriculture with the larger cosmos
- A Seed Bank featuring organically-grown native and heritage seeds
- Duration: 2 to 4 hours
- Guides: one of the 3 founders of IMAP or one of our long-term volunteers
- Language: English, Spanish or Kaqchikel
- Lunch: a traditional Guatemalan lunch, freshly prepared for you at the IMAP center, can be provided for 50Q/person
- Cost: Q100 per person, 5 people minimum. Discounts available for local groups – contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Getting to IMAP
We’re located between Santiago Atitlán and San Lucas Tolimán, in a small community called Pachitulul. Don’t let the name deter you – it’ll stick with you after you’ve been here, we promise. Click here for detailed directions.