Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Medicinal Plant Garden at the Lake Chapala Society - Day 2

We started out slow...small...simple.  Day 2 brought a few plants and planters...as well as a good feeling about the future of our garden.

 Carlas' Comfrey

 Fco's Heriloom, Non-GMO Corn

 Natalie's Nettles

Watch how our garden grows!

Recent Pics

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Medicinal Plant Garden at the Lake Chapala Society, Ajijic Mexico

Day 1

Our concept for a Medicinal Plant Garden was adopted by the Lake Chapala Society.

We envisioned a crossroads where people could grow plants for healing purposes, where information as to how to grow, process and use said plants is openly shared by all interested parties, where the wealth of oral Mexican tradition and healers is appreciated, highlighted and freely communicated.

"The use of medicinal plants as a therapeutic resource is widespread throughout the world, and 67% of medicinal plant species come from developing countries."

Representations and Uses of Medicinal Plants in Elderly Men

Silvia Cristina da Silva LimaI; Guilherme Oliveira de ArrudaII; Rogério Dias RenovatoIII; Márcia Regina Martins AlvarengaIII

Carla shows us a beautiful handful of Maricio's Magical Compost, destined for our medicinal plant garden.

  Planning the garden with our initial growers group

We all have a stake in this garden

Wheelbarrels are fun and useful!

Mauricio and Martin discuss compost

 Martin a widdlin'
We love reusing resources such as found gravel for our walkway.

We even had a ribbon cutting ceremony to top off all the work.

Aerial view of the garden in progress.

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Dia de la Virgen del Rosario - Oct. 31st y Dia De Los Muertos 2017

Photos from Chapala, Ajijic and Ixtlahuacan de los Membrillos

Dia de los Muertos/Day of the Dead

Arbol De Muerte


Catrina Hands

2 Spirits

Crossing Paths

Sergio y Anahi

Dear Death

Styrofoam Spirit

Julieta's Boche

Efren's Wall

Edu Espiritu


CCA Catrina