Category archives for: Green

Audubon Birdwalk along the Río Laja

By Signe Hammer Audubon leads a birdwalk on the third Sunday of every month—this month, that’s the 21st, the day after tomorrow. With leader Norman Besman, we’ll head to the bridge over the Rio Laja at Montecillo de Nieto, just past the back road into Atotonilco. Audubon Birdwalk Sun, Sep 21, 7:45am-noon Meets in front [...]

NAFTA After 20 Years: “Celebrating” Mexico’s Dependence on Foreign Corn

By Ercilia Sahores In early September, hundreds of people gathered in Mexico City, defying rain and the long commute to the UNAM campus to participate in The International Conference on Mexico’s Dependency on the United States Under NAFTA (Seminario Internacional Subordinación de México bajo Estados Unidos en el marco del Tratado de libre Comercio). The [...]

Regenerative Agriculture: Sowing Health, Sustainability, and Climate Stability

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Green San Miguel By Rachel Kastner It’s time we acknowledged the disastrous effects industrial farming systems have on our health and the environment. The destructive practices of industrial farming include pollution, chemical residues in our food, exploitation of water, soil erosion, destruction of local ecologies, and more. Agricultural production is one of the most environmentally [...]

A Chance to See the Great Raptor Migration

San Miguel de Allende GREEN Audubon

By Colleen Besman Audubon is offering another trip to see the annual raptor migration in Veracruz from September 23 to 28〞a veritable aerial river of hawks, kites, ospreys, peregrines, kestrels, merlins, and turkey vultures. Audubon Eco Journeys by Travelian Veracruz: Raptor Migration, Archeology, and Botanical Delights Sept 23-28 US$1,175 Colleen Besman at 152 3644 The [...]

A High-Protein Solution to Global Warming and Agricultural Pollution

San Miguel de Allende GREEN Vía organica

By Griffin Klement Some 49 million years ago, large blooms of azolla, a tiny aquatic plant, covered a majority of the Antarctic Ocean. It is believed that these plants acted as a carbon sink, reducing global levels of carbon dioxide and putting an end to an out-of-control greenhouse effect. It was azolla’s incredible ability to [...]

Vía Orgánica: libera el potencial real de los vegetales

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Por Kaare Melby ¿Quieres mejorar tu sistema inmunológico, aumentar el contenido de nutrientes en tus alimentos, cuidar tu salud mental y desintoxicar tu cuerpo? ¡Si la repuesta es si, los vegetales fermentados pueden ayudarte! La fermentación es un proceso que se da cuando la bacteria natural existente en un vegetal descompone los elementos complejos del [...]

Audubon Birdwalk at El Charco del Ingenio

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By Signe Hammer Audubon’s August bird walk is the day after tomorrow. With leaders Luke Rich and Norman Besman, we’ll explore our beautiful botanical garden, El Charco del Ingenio, where a variety of habitats yields birding riches. Audubon Birdwalk Sun, Aug 17, 7:45am-12pm Meets in front of Instituto Allende Ancha de San Antonio 20 Luke [...]

Orchids: beautiful, mysterious, easy to grow


By Mary Carruth What is it about orchids that people find exotic and mysterious? Perhaps it’s because there’s no such thing as an ugly orchid. Or maybe it’s because it’s the world’s most advanced plant. There are more species of orchids (between 20,000 and 30,000) than any other plant on earth, and they grow on [...]

Vía Orgánica: Unlock the True Potential of Vegetables


By Kaare Melby Want to boost your immune system, increase the nutrient content in your food, improve your mental health and detox your body? Fermented vegetables are for you! Fermentation is the process that occurs when the natural bacteria in a vegetable break down the food’s complex elements into more digestible forms. When fermentation occurs, [...]

Dog park closing in El Charco


By Cesar Arias The Board of the Botanic Garden informs its members and users that starting September 1, the area delineated for the dog park will be reintegrated into the rest of the reserve. This section of almost two acres, adjacent to the Balcones neighborhood, has served as a space for domestic dogs and owners [...]

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