The solar oven cooks food without gas or electricity. It cooks food by concentrating solar energy!
We used the solar oven to make a delicious rice, using ingredients dried in the solar dehydrator! The solar oven takes much longer to cook than a gas or electric stove, but is a handy alternative to have on hand.
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.
November 1, 2021
COVID19 Response: Direct Aid to Families in Quixaya
Thanks to generous contributions from our donors & the dedicated efforts of CEPC Toliman on the ground, we were able to provide emergency food aid and sanitary supplies for the Mayan community of Quixaya as they endure a devastating outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic.
We are excited to announce we have been selected to join the inaugural cohort of the GreenCheck Network! GreenCheck is a climate action network run by passionate students from Yale-NUS university in Singapore.
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.
We built a dry composting toilet for the community permaculture center. This is an ecological solution that treats human waste without using water. This means we don't waste clean drinking water to flush toilets. We also we don't contaminate the local river with our wastewater.
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