We built a solar dehydrator!This low tech solution can dry herbs, fruits, and veggies without any electricity. Drying helps produce last longer for families. Plus, farmers get better prices for value added products (like herb mixes and dried fruit) than selling harvests straight out of the ground.
Our first two tests using the dehydrator were a big success!
Test #1: Drying herbs
Test #2: Drying fruits and veggies (peppers, turmeric, and bananas).
Both the solar dehydrator and oven will be used as model technologies in our permaculture workshops in Guatemala.
Fun fact: These technologies were built with funds raised from a birthday fundraiser. Birthdays are an easy way to raise money for a good cause. We'd love to collaborate for yours! Don't hesitate to reach out.
August 30, 2022
Opening: Community Manager
We’re looking for someone to join our team and help launch a project rooted in Maya culture and spirituality. Please help us share with anyone who might fit the description!
Recent photos from a workshop for young people from various organizations and communities, hosted at CEPC Toliman. The objective of the workshop was to share ancestral practices with the next generation, specifically focusing on Community Permaculture in the tropics.
We are excited to announce CIELO will be sponsoring CEPC Toliman's first paid employee. Jose Fransisco will be joining the team in February to oversee operations and maintenance of the community center.