• The Maya Forest is a Garden

    The Maya Forest is a Garden

    A product of thousands of years of a co-creative process between humans and nature

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  • The Milpa Cycle

    The Milpa Cycle

    A traditional Maya farming practice is accord with nature and model for sustainable agriculture world wide

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  • Teaching Secrets of Conservation

    Teaching Secrets of Conservation

    Our programs teach future generations about the conservation practices of forest gardening

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The Maya Forest Garden
by Anabel Ford and Ronald Nigh

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Our Mission

To bridge indigenous and
contemporary science for a
sustainable future.

Archaeology Under the Canopy

Archaeology Under the Canopy

This revolutionary conservation strategy recognizes the forest garden as an equal and integral element in Maya archeological sites. This practice safeguards ancient monuments from erosion while preserving biodiversity, building an understanding of ancient Maya life.

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Binational Peace Park

The El Pilar Peace Park Initiative unites the protected areas of Belize and Guatemala, honoring the planning processes of both nations, crossing political, economic, and cultural boundaries.

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Maya Forest Gardens

The Maya forest is not a virgin forest or an untamed wilderness, but rather a product of millennia of careful and purposeful cultivation, a reflection of Maya heritage. These ancient practices continue today, offering sustainable solutions for resource conservation and agricultural production.

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