English Classes for the Kids of San Miguel

La Danta Project is about supporting the Maya communities of Petén Guatemala. Our most recent example was 3 weeks of English classes in San Miguel – an initiative that we could not have realized without the support of our most recent volunteer, Lila. Lila leaves for North Carolina on Monday and we’ll miss her. The Read more about English Classes for the Kids of San Miguel[…]

New Danta Beach House in Tayazal / San Miguel

It’s been a long time coming – but we finally have a new home for la Danta Project – the Danta Beach House in Tayazal / San Miguel. We’re a 5Q + 5 minute + 300 meter boat ride across from Flores island – the center of everything in Petén. These are pre-move-in and pre-clean-up Read more about New Danta Beach House in Tayazal / San Miguel[…]

Ancient Maya Chinampas Tayazal San Miguel Flores Peten Guatemala

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.   Our new move of la Danta Project to Tayazal / San Miguel has opened an opportunity to apply our chinampa expertise for the greater good Read more about Ancient Maya Chinampas for Tayazal / San Miguel[…]

slow release calcium and potassium fertilizer banana citrus egg shells

DIY Calcium+Potassium Fertilizer

Buying fertilizer to apply calcium and potassium to the soil is silly. Dried egg shells, banana skins and citrus skins have everything you need. Grind and apply to your garden and plants for a slow release calcium + potassium fertilizer. Add the DIY Calcium+Potassium Fertilizer mix when transplanting or sowing new plants. Recycle that stuff. Read more about DIY Calcium+Potassium Fertilizer[…]

Cashew Tree Planted for Anggun Cipta Sasmi

        Here’s a map to your Tree Here’s a badge you can place wherever you like to show the world you planted a Tree… Here’s the code. Place the badge on your webpage and link to your tree page… <a https://ladanta.org/cashew-tree-planted-for-anggun-cipta-sasmi” target=”_blank”><img title=”see my tree with a Maya family in Peten Guatemala” Read more about Cashew Tree Planted for Anggun Cipta Sasmi[…]

Cashew Tree planted in memory of Vlada Vigul

        Here’s a map to your Tree Here’s a badge you can place wherever you like to show the world you planted a Tree… Here’s the code. Place the badge on your webpage and link to your tree page… <a https://ladanta.org/cashew-tree-planted-in-memory-of-vlada-vigul” target=”_blank”><img title=”see my tree with a Maya family in Peten Guatemala” Read more about Cashew Tree planted in memory of Vlada Vigul[…]

Chema el Diablo Burn the Devil on December 7th at 6PM

Burn Your Devil! You’ll love this Guatemalan tradition started in the 1700s. Why? It’s a great way to welcome the holiday season, burn away the nonsense of the previous year and prepare for a fresh new year. What’s most interesting, and few know the real story, about Burn the Devil – Chema el Diablo is Read more about Chema el Diablo Burn the Devil on December 7th at 6PM[…]

Volunteer Adventure Traveler Hannah from Austria preparing banana leaves for Tamales with her Maya homestay family

Hannah and Rafael from Austria

Below is a video testimonial from Hannah and Rafael who spent a month with us here at la Danta Project. Thanks so much for all the good work you both did while you were here. They also did el Mirador DIY while they were here. If/when you two ever need a place to stay, we’re Read more about Hannah and Rafael from Austria[…]

Eric Escudero Cashew Tree Planted

  Here’s a map to your Tree Here’s a badge you can place wherever you like to show the world you planted a Tree… Here’s the code. Place the badge on your webpage and link to your tree page… <a https://ladanta.org/?p=1244&preview=true” target=”_blank”><img title=”see my tree with a Maya family in Peten Guatemala” src=”https://ladanta.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/see-my-tree-seal.png” alt=”see my Read more about Eric Escudero Cashew Tree Planted[…]

Roland Jufiar and Jaruth Jammakorn Cashew Trees planted

Here’s a map to your Trees Here’s a badge you can place wherever you like to show the world you planted a Tree… Here’s the code. Place the badge on your webpage and link to your tree page… <a https://ladanta.org/roland-jufiar-and-jaruth-jammakorn-cashew-trees-planted/” target=”_blank”><img title=”see my tree with a Maya family in Peten Guatemala” src=”https://ladanta.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/see-my-tree-seal.png” alt=”see my tree Read more about Roland Jufiar and Jaruth Jammakorn Cashew Trees planted[…]