Meet the woman and children of Cerritos II. They will be receiving a gift of seeds and some training and help in getting their gardens planted.

The importance of corn and amaranth in Mayan culture and cuisine

The rainy season in Cerritos II usually starts in May, and it’s the perfect time to plant milpa, the staple food for making tortillas. Corn is an essential part of Mayan culture, and its planting is almost ceremonial. The seed package also includes Amaranth, which is a versatile seed that can be eaten as is, ground into flour, or popped like popcorn. The leaves of Amaranth can be added to soups, while the flour can be used to make a warm drink called ‘atol.’ These seeds are not only tasty, but they are also a complete protein and are rich in vitamins and minerals.

How you can help support our mission?

We have purchased $800 worth of native seeds to distribute to the community of Cerritos II. Your support can make a significant difference in helping us provide the necessary training and resources to help them get their gardens started. Please contact us today to find out how you can help make a lasting impact on their lives.

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