2019: GUATEMALA GREENHOUSE

2019: GUATEMALA GREENHOUSE


Our cause in Guatemala is to establish a rich culture of education and lasting relationships through sustainable farming practices. This process is ignited by aiding villages in agricultural projects while building leaders from within the communities.

Our mission is to provide nutritious plants with high performing results for the future of farmers and consumers. We want to encourage small farmers to keep a competitive edge in the market by providing healthy cash crops and education on sustainable practices.

We hope by helping the people of Guatemala, they too will join Bare Hands, to continue this valuable mission to further communities in need.

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PLANTS

GROWING NUTRITIOUS PLANTS

With bases in LA and ANT, (lower Alabama, USA & Antigua, Guatemala), Bare Hands specializes in plant propagation to aid farmers in the most delicate time of a plant’s life. Seed to sprout.

We see the universal need for farmers to have more accessible and nutritious plant alternatives to mega crops.

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PEOPLE

TO MAKE HEALTHY PEOPLE

By providing crops that fit into local agro-ecosystems – we are creating a pathway for farmers to increase overall productivity, support food sovereignty, and preserve the land for the next generation.

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PROFITS

WITH SUSTAINABLE PROFITS

Bare Hands has the future in mind. We educate smallholder farmers to manage their fields and landscapes taking a whole systems approach.

We are focused on solutions for the challenges that global agriculture faces in the 21st century: meeting the needs of the growing population while adapting to climate change.

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PAST

Our first project was to plant pine and fruit trees in Guatemala. This is when we discovered the need for a transition from farming corn and beans, to more nutritious foods such as, fruits and vegetables.

PRESENT

We are building a greenhouse in Antigua, Guatemala which propagates young plant material for local farmers and food systems. This will serve as a platform to shift focus from traditional crops, to alternative crops with more nutritional and market value.

FUTURE

Here is where we need to find x for y. Our objective is to find a niche through collected data from field studies.

GREENHOUSE:

  • Nutritious starter plants

  • Cooperative hub of commerce for local growers interested in shifting production

  • Education on sustainable, organic practices, innovative production inputs, and new technology

  • Consultations for soil health, fertility, irrigation, and pest/disease management

  • Center that translates leading research and innovative practices to the farmer

  • Nursery program that bridges the disconnect between lab based research and producer level implementation