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):
UPDATE, June 21, 2022:
Look at the size of the cabbage and leafy greens – how they’ve grown in the past 22 days!
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.
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:
- Quilete or yerba mora
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:
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 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.