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
Managing for short-term profits damages environments. Long-term strategies maintain and support regeneration.
Establish Food Sovereignty
Relying on imports leads to food insecurity. Depending on local and home products secure community food sovereignty.
Tackle Climate Change
Business as usual risks continually confronting crises. Exploring Indigenous practices can build new successes.
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 501(c)(3) nonprofit and all donations are fully tax-deductible.