The avocado, Persea sp., is one of the most coveted fruits in the world, it’s native to Mesoamerica, where evidence of its cultivation dating from 1,500 years BC is found. It has more than 400 varieties and is cultivated in

Helping people change eating habits to significantly improve health with fruits and vegetables Mayan fruits, vegetables, leaves, roots have potential to improve your health The mother of one of our student interns has been ill for several months. Twice an ambulance had

Learning about the white water lily; one of the most common flowers shown in Classic Maya murals, sculptures, and vase paintings, as background for comic book characters Why is there a Mayan “water lily Jaguar”? It is well documented that jaguars have

I was able to learn about Mayan cacao by raising cacao trees in my own garden in Guatemala, plus visiting cacao plantations in Soconusco and Tabasco Personal experience with chocolate and cacao trees, in Mexico and Guatemala We will have cacao characters

How to learn about Ipomoea alba, moonflower, used to vulcanize rubber To show the Mayan world it helps to know the local plants Our educational program will have many components on the important utilitarian native plants of Guatemala. Each eco-system has different