The traditional Mesoamerican home farm/garden plot is often referred to as a milpa in much of Mexico and parts of Central America. The term is sometimes defined as a “maize field” but is more commonly used to name a place where maize is cultivated along with a combination of nutritionally and environmentally complementary crops. Nowadays the concepts of the milpa are worked into gardens with plants from throughout the world. Learn about the wonders of pre-Columbian horticultural practices that gave birth to some of the world’s greatest civilizations and whose principles help drive popular modern movements such as permaculture.
This class will be taught in both English and Spanish. Each student will take home a starter pack to begin your own milpa.
Neil Gerlowski and Maria Gorgo-Gourovitch
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