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Center for Agricultural Development
Km 1 Carretera a Dolores Hidalgo-El Llanito
Dolores Hidalgo, Guanajuato
Teresa Martínez (español), Holly Yasui (español/english)
email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, 418 182 0489, 415 152 8166
CEDESA is a grassroots campesino organization addressing land and water issues, eco-technologies, organic farming and soil conservation, alternative and natural health,cooperative agricultural production, community marketing, and rural tourism. A day-trip tour visits their facilities in Dolores Hidalgo where they have model eco-technologies (rainwater harvesting systems, dry composting toilets, grey-water recycling and drip-irrigation) on site, then visits a rural community where these technologies have been implemented. The cost is $250 pesos per person, plus transportation from San Miguel and interpreter services if needed, and includes an organic lunch and transportation to and from the community.
Jim Hallock, Jeff Rottler
The mission of Instituto Tierra y Cal is to improve the quality of life in low-income and marginalized rural communities by providing training and ongoing technical assistance in the use of compressed earth block construction and other appropriate sustainable building and environmental technologies. Workshops on compressed earth (Earth Block) and sustainable building are are offered in various locations, including one near Atotonilco.
Colonia San Antonio
415 154 8771
Santuario Cañada de la Virgen is a nature preserve and organic cattle ranch surrounding the Cañada de Virgen archeological site. Profits from ecotourism fund projects to improve the environmental and economic sustainability of the local communities. Activities include horseback riding, camping, hiking, astronomy and meditation.
Vivero Municipal, Parque Landeta
San Miguel de Allende
email@example.com, 415 152 8042
Vía Organica will host groups for eco-tourism/eco-agriculture activities including training in ecological agriculture and food processing techniques. (See Organic Consumers for english language agenda.)