Activities and Accomplishments
Working with anthropologists and the village’s 90-year-old medicine man collecting traditional Mayan medicinal plants and creating a garden/museum for them
hundreds of bags of topsoil and transporting them back to the village garden and
village square to cover its hard-rock limestone
establish markets for its local handicraft artisans
· Creating the
village’s first municipal waste-disposal system
cleaning, and debris collection at Yaxunah’s numerous archaeological sites
· Landscaping and improving Yaxunah’s common park area and youth recreational areas
& Mayan students shoveling soil for
· Painting the
inside and outside of Yaxunah’s elementary school
archaeological sites and ruins with archaeologists and restoration workers
Donating computer equipment for the town library
projects planting varieties of trees used for food, crafts, and housing
cultural and historical sites, towns, museums, and haciendas
and eating with villagers
· Supporting the
local economy through expenditures in the community and utilizing the local
eco-tourism campamento, which provides
lodging and meals to trip participants
· Direct financial contributions to community project costs
In May, 2003, Tree-Land in collaboration with 2 professors from Roanoke College in Virginia, designed and coordinated a 3 week May Semester abroad for their college anthropology class. A copy of the itinerary is available.
Our Philosophy - R. Martin
"If you want to touch the past... touch a stone.
If you want to touch the present... touch a tree.
If you want to touch the future... touch a child."
WITH GREAT APPRECIATION: This website was designed and created for Tree-Land Foundation by the delightful Beatriz Wallace, an intelligent, very talented and lovely woman who's a student at Amherst College, Amherst, Mass. Thank you, Bea!
Last modified: August 05, 2005