Outside Resources

Outside Resources

Explore our recommended list of credible resources in a variety of forms that suit your learning style.

Articles

Podcasts

Botanical Databases

Books

The Maya Forest Garden: Eight Millennia of Sustainable Cultivation of the Tropical Woodlands

by Anabel Ford and Ronald Nigh

It is a common belief that the ancient Maya disappeared and their population became too large to be supported with the known traditional farming practices. In this book, Ford and Nigh respond to this and many of today’s misconceptions about the Maya civilization.

Purchase the book on Routledge,  Amazon, or Barnes and Nobles.

The Maya Forest Garden of El Pilar: A Plant Coloring Book

by Anabel Ford

It is a coloring book and it’s aimed at standard three students as part of the African and Maya history curriculum. It includes both the English and Spanish version.

Look Inside and Download Sample Pages

Purchase the book at 12 Belize

Videos

by Odyssey Earth (8 minutes)

by Green Cover Seed (58 minutes)

by University of California, Santa Barbara (19 minutes)

by Go Project Films (10 minutes)

Partner Organizations

Exploring Solutions Past

A outreach-based non-profit focused on preserving the Maya forest as a cultural resource of global significance

MesoAmerican Research Center

A research base that seeks to develop a broad understanding of the people, cultures, and environment of the Maya Forest

Related Organizations

A Growing Culture

A nonprofit bridging the gap between Indigenous/peasant farmer communities and media

Comunidad Maya Pixan Ixim

A Maya-led nonprofit improving the health and wellbeing of Maya people in Nebraska and the United States through community development strategies

Regenerate Nebraska

A hub for communities, producers, and organizations
across Nebraska to collaborate and build a unified and
intersectional regenerative movement