Mini Greenhouses, March-May 2022
On Sunday, March 20, 2022, our expert agricultural engineer, Federico Arriola Cuéllar, came to the remote indigenous village of Chajmaic, Guatemala to set up mini greenhouses in the backyards of 30 families in the village who had shown leadership in recent years. This work is a pilot project and will be a precursor to a second visit in 2023 by Federico and then setting up a larger greenhouse in 2024 for the entire village.
Click below for details about:
- Week 1,
- Week 2,
- Week 3,
- the harvest (5/6-15/2022),
- 2nd seedling delivery (5/26-27/2022), and
- potatoes and cilantro (5/31/2022)
- August follow-up visit (7/31-8/5/2022)
Below is what the orientation looked like on March 20th and this is information on Week 1:
…and how we will measure success in this project.
The iron was treated with basic materials to make it last as long as possible in a way that also kept down the costs.
Measurements will be taken by the Guatemalan Ministry of Health through the Fray Bartolomé de las Casas Health Center.
The meeting with the doctor in charge of this work were held on Tuesday, March 22nd, together with Federico, and people were scheduled to go there in groups of 5.
Children will be given the most importance, since they are the ones most affected by malnutrition.
And the reports will have the endorsement of the health center.
Below are some photos from March 20-21 – initiating the project with orientation, a needs assessment, and information.
Everyone will have a greenhouse of the same size at each house. In other words, there will be 30 greenhouses just like the one you see in these photos – with the covering added.