Evolving with Climate Change
For over 8,000 years, the Maya forest gardeners have been sustaining and cultivating the Maya Forest with their Indigenous scientific practices. Preserving their knowledge about conservation and prosperity will help us develop solutions for our global environmental crisis.
Solutions to Challenges in the Maya Forest
Manage Land Cover
A focus on short-term profits can damage the environment. Long-term strategies like the milpa cycle support land regeneration.
Establish Food Sovereignty
Imports can be unreliable as seen with COVID-19. Local products grown from home gardens provide communal food sovereignty.
Tackle Climate Change
At the current rate, we risk continually confronting environmental crises. Incorporating Indigenous practices will build toward sustainable success..
Forest Gardens as a Climate Solution
Builds Soil Fertility
To Care for Our People & Planet
Our dedicated members drive this mission on-site in Belize and Guatemala to global conferences. We promote education, sustainable agriculture, and the adoption of the Maya forest gardening tradition. Join our cause and make an impact with the El Pilar Gardens Network today!
Our Regional Focus
Spread throughout present-day Mexico, Belize, and Guatemala, the tropical Maya Forest is home to Maya Forest Gardeners. Our Network includes farmers based in the Belize and Guatemala regions.
Your Support Grows the Earth
Stand up for the conservation of the Maya forest gardening tradition. Your support will help this valuable knowledge survive for centuries to come, while helping us cultivate solutions for our global environmental crisis.
Maya Forest Gardeners is a project of Exploring Solutions Past, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, and all donations are fully tax-deductible.