Welcome to the Mesoamerican Institute of Permaculture (IMAP)!

We are a not-for-profit community organization focused on the development of self-sufficient communities through the responsible management of natural resources using a combination of permaculture techniques and ancestral and traditional knowledge. We…

Welcome to the Mesoamerican Permaculture Institute 2

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A visit from French-Canadians

IMAP welcomes visitors from all over the world. Recently, Cécile and Henri-Paul from Canada's Réseau entraide solidarité monde visited IMAP. They were kind enough to write about their experience, and I thought I'd post it here for all the…

More School Gardens at Pavarotti School!

This week we continued our work in helping local community schools from around Lake Atitlan to create permaculture school gardens, a project which started last year and that will continue for the rest of the school year. Last week we met with…

School Gardens at Patchitulul Primary School

On April 12th we visited the school in Pachitulul to continue the School Permaculture Gardens Project that was started last year by IMAP.  We walked through the school with the teacher to see how the permaculture gardens were doing and to know…

Seed Guardians

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This past Saturday IMAP  participated in San Lucas’s celebration of the Oxlajuj B'ak'tun. This celebration of the beginning of a new cycle was composed of a Mayan ball tournament, discourses on environmental themes and the meaning of the…

Volunteers promote Permaculture Course around Lake Atitlán

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After spending the weekend in Totonicapán for their annual fería, Lia and I made our way back to the Lake Atitlan area. Before going back to IMAP though, we made a day trip around the lake in order to talk to people about our upcoming Permaculture…