Essential Seeds and Trees Program, Chimaltenango, Guatemala.

Since January of this year, Plenty has worked with the Mayan women of Tecnologia Para Salud (Technology  for Health) to establish a permanent  nursery, and begin growing and distributing five varieties of plants and tree seedlings with pesticidal properties and for erosion control. More than 100 economically marginalized farming families living in the Department of
Chimaltenango, Guatemala participated in education workshops, and received tree and plant seedlings, organic soil amendments, and non-gmo soy and black bean seeds to help them address environmental, sustainable
agriculture, nutrition and health issues.  This “Essential Seeds and Trees Program” has been initiated with a grant from Atkinson Foundation with further support from the International Foundation.