El Mirador – GUATEMALA
El Mirador is a self-sustaining, working farm and an agricultural training center promoting sustainable organic agriculture. It is run by Manuel and Brigida Huz and their son Moises who studied ecological agriculture in the United States. They offer courses teaching innovative, small-scale, low-cost practices in animal husbandry and the organic production of corn, coffee, fruit, and vegetables.
Manuel Huz shares his deep knowledge of sustainable agriculture based upon 40 years of teaching farmers. Every area of his small farm is used not only produce food, but to show best practices of small scale sustainable agriculture. For example, the forage grass along the entrance road supplies food for the goats, cows, chickens, geese, and rabbits at this diversified teaching center. One of the classrooms of La Granja Mirador Center is in the midst of a reforested hillside Manuel planted 35 years ago.
Pictured: La Granja Mirador classroom in the midst of a reforested hillside Manuel planted 35 years ago. Forage grass along the entrance road supplies food for goats, cows, chickens, geese, and rabbits at this diversified teaching center.
Customized hands-on training courses may be arranged for organizations, groups or individuals. Those teach participants a great variety of sustainable practices used in agroecological farming. During courses the training center provides home-made meals cooked using the food produced on the farm. Limited overnight accommodations can also be provided. La Granja Mirador is located outside of San Martin Jilotepeque, Guatemala.