Incredible Results at the Time of Ricardo San José’s Seedling Delivery to the Village of Chajmaic, Guatemala, May 26-27, 2022

Additional information about the seedling delivery is at these two links (email updates):

Four new updates AND Incredible results seen at Ricardo’s visit

Corn plants on the day that Fern visited Chajmaic, May 5, 2022
Corn plants, 22 days later, May 27, 2022

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

UPDATE, June 21, 2022:

Look at how the corn has grown in Chajmaic, Guatemala, from May 5 to June 21, 2022 – over 56 days – now, with vegetables for the families to eat!

 

                                                                                       Look at the size of the cabbage and leafy greens – how they’ve grown in the past 22 days!

Cabbage, May 27, 2022
Leafy greens

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Since Ricardo arrived with the seedlings and supplies, Federico taught two new mini classes. These two classes had not previously been part of the initial contract, but because of the success in the village, there is time for this and Sowing Opportunities sent funds for Ricardo to purchase the necessary supplies.

The first class is teaching the 30 participant families how to plant potatoes in sacks.

Click on the photo to see a 40-second YouTube video of Federico teaching how to plant potatoes in bags

The second class is an introduction to teaching the participants to create their own seedling trays, using empty trays and seedlings.   Each family received one empty tray that Ricardo brought in order to plant the new seedlings:

 

 

 

Then, each family received seedlings so that they can fill their second greenhouse beds that they constructed during Week 1.  The first greenhouse bed is to feed their families.  The second greenhouse bed is to sell plants in the marketplace.

The families chose four types of plants to grow, so these are what was brought:

  1. Quilete or yerba mora
  2. Celery
  3. Cabbage
  4. Onions
Click on the above photo to see a 40-second video of the children bringing in new seedlings and Ricardo narrates, May 27, 2022

Ricardo literally was at great risk because a tropical cyclone (“Agatha”) unexpectedly entered the region while he was on the road: First Eastern Pacific Tropical Storm of 2022 Could Lash Mexico As a Hurricane By Monday

In this video, Ricardo is thanking God that, despite the intense rains and multiple delays (for the sake of safety), the plants emerged without any problems:

Click on the photo above to see a 50-second video of the children bringing in the new seedlings as Ricardo thanks God that the seedlings were safe in the storm

Ricardo brought the empty trays for planting seedlings and these were distributed to the participants in the two following videos – first by Federico and then by Ricardo:

In this 35-second video, Federico gives the participant learners seedling trays. One will be given per family.

In this 4:15 minute video, Ricardo tells the trainees to explain to each of the other five families that one greenhouse bed is for their family and one is for selling, to have a livelihood.