Ancient Maya Chinampas for Tayazal / San Miguel

The ancient Maya of Petén had an ingenious way of dealing with the dry season here in Petén. The ancient Maya developed chinampas – an ancient form of aquaponics.

 

Ancient Maya Chinampas Tayazal San Miguel Flores Peten Guatemala

Ancient Maya Chinampas Tayazal San Miguel Flores Peten Guatemala

Our new move of la Danta Project to Tayazal / San Miguel has opened an opportunity to apply our chinampa expertise for the greater good of the local community as well as the restaurants in Flores.

We’re working with the local families and community leaders of Tayazal San Miguel to get some groovy, ancient Maya chinampas setup around the edges of their local jungle lagoon. Something the local restaurants in Flores have been after us for too long. Local restuarants in Flores will soon be able to buy fresh organic produce from just 300 meters across the lake – can’t get much more ‘locally produced’ than that.

Fresh organic produce for the village of Tayazal / San Miguel and sustainable income opportunities for the local families who’ll be managing the chinampa project and its produce sales to the restaurants in Flores. Everyone wins – the driving principal behind the permaculture that is the basis of la Danta Project.

Yep, the lagoon has crocs and is loaded with tasty Blanco fish too The fish, and the crocs, will flourish with the introduction of the chinampas around the shores of the lagoon.

Fresh organic salads, Coming Soon!

Aguada or Laguna of Tayazal San Miguel Flores Peten Guatemala

Aguada or Laguna of Tayazal San Miguel Flores Peten Guatemala

 

 

Volunteer Lila at the aguada laguna Tayazal San Miguel Flores Peten Guatemala

Volunteer Lila at the aguada laguna Tayazal San Miguel Flores Peten Guatemala

Huge thanks to Lila for helping us with the English for Kids classes in Tayazal / San Miguel these past 3 weeks and getting us moved to our new Danta Beach House. If you ever need a Yogini, Lila’s your gal. She even knows sanskrit – not even 19 – amazing young woman. She’ll be studying environmental law in North Carolina when she finishes her travels in Latin America. We’re going to miss you, Lila!

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