September workshops and courses

September will be a busy month at IMAP! Here's what's coming up. On September 9 and 10th we will be offering a workshop on Fermentation and Food Processing using native plants: From September 23  to 27, we will be offering an Introduction…

Growth and learning in 2014

2014 can be about growth. It can be about learning. It can be about all that and more, if you have the drive and the right conditions to make it happen. Here at IMAP, we’re happy to start the year with fresh eyes, dirty fingernails and new…

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…

New year, new courses, new workshops

2014 promises to be an inspiring year at IMAP. We are please to announce this year’s courses and workshops, which will focus on promoting permaculture and biodiversity. This year we are offering a series of 2-day workshops that can be taken…

August workshops: Composting & Natural Fertilizers, and Aquaculture

Some upcoming workshops that could be of interest to some of you passing through Guatemala! Composting & Natural Fertilizers, August 19, 2013:     Aquaculture, August 26, 2013:  

Seed Bank Workshop 7/29

  This workshop is only available in Spanish, but if you're in Guatemala and speak Spanish, you should join us next Monday as we learn about how and why to save seeds!

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…

Intro to Permaculture course – June 24 – 26, 2013

The Introduction to Permaculture course is a great way to find out more about permaculture in Central America. This "taster" will provide an opportunity to get your hands dirty, learn some permaculture basics, and get inspired. The Instituto…

Introduction to Permaculture course – May 2013

The Introduction to Permaculture course is a great way to find out more about permaculture in Central America. This "taster" will provide an opportunity to get your hands dirty, learn some permaculture basics and get inspired. The Instituto…

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…