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Tejocote, un aliado en el invierno

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Green San Miguel Por Pilar Quintanilla Martínez Aunque es pequeño y de aspecto sencillo, el tejocote es importante por su aporte a la nutrición y salud humana. Se  emplea  tradicionalmente en miles de hogares mexicanos durante las fiestas navideñas, ya sea para elaborar ponche, jaleas y postres o para llenar la tradicional piñata que une [...]

Audubon Birdwalk along Río Laja near Rancho Jaguar

Lark Sparrow, photo by Wayne Colony

Green San Miguel By Signe Hammer Join Audubon on Sunday for a birdwalk along the Río Laja with leaders Bob Graham, Norman Besman, Luke Rich, Mike Wheatcroft, and Signe Hammer. Watch Black Phoebes hawking insects at a shallow river ford, spot White-tailed Kites or Cooper’s Hawks soaring over meadow vistas, and find Blue or Black-headed [...]

México se le escapa a Monsanto

Green San Miguel Por Mercedes López La multinacional Monsanto tiene muchas demandas en México. Las organizaciones sociales están decididas a no permitirle concretar en este país sus amenazas contra alimentos emblemáticos y la subordinación económica del campesinado. Dos productos ancestrales base en la alimentación mexicana, el maíz y la miel, se encuentran amenazados por Monsanto, [...]

Guatemala Says No to Monsanto

San Miguel de Allende GREEN MONSANTO

Green San Miguel By Mittie Roger, photos by Sean Reagan Photography Sometimes I think really hard experiences, though they wear us down, teach us so much that they are worth living. In rural northern Guatemala, we encountered farmers protesting Monsanto, blocking international roads, and fighting back against a force they don’t yet know is sinister. [...]

Biochar, Solution to Soil Conservation

Green San Miguel By Rachel Kastner A soil amendment first used by the ancient Amazonians, biochar has been rediscovered by scientists looking to combat the impact of climate change. Although biochar has been around since ancient times, few people today know what it is, or that it can be used to supercharge compost, increase soil [...]

Audubon Birdwalk at Richly Varied Río Laja Site

Common Raven

Green San Miguel By Signe Hammer, photos by Bob Graham Audubon leads a birdwalk on the third Sunday of every month—this month, that’s the 19th, the day after tomorrow. With leader Mike Wheatcroft, we’ll bird along the Río Laja, near the bridge on the new road to Guanajuato. The varied habitat includes open farmland, big [...]

Outlying Communities Offer Untapped Tourism Opportunities

San Miguel de Allende Green Via Organica

By Azucena Cabrera On September 27, in celebration of International Tourism Day, the Municipality of San Miguel de Allende and the Technological University of San Miguel Allende (UTSMA) hosted an event focusing on tourism and community development in Parque Juárez. Inspired by San Miguel’s booming tourism industry, students and teachers of the UTSMA identified opportunities [...]

Hummingbird Festival Family Fun at El Charco

GREEN Audubon

By Sheridan Sansegundo A scavenger hunt, a puppet show by the edge of the Presa, making origami hummingbirds—these are just a sampling of the events at the Kids + Nature Family Day, part of the second annual Hummingbird Festival, hosted by Audubon of Mexico. ids + Nature Family Day Festival Internacional de Colibrí (Oct 9-11) [...]

Aquifer Depletion and Pollution —a Red Flag

GREEN OCAS Irrifation system

Patricia Carmona If the annual loss of groundwater is similar to the size of the Presa Allende, and its recharge of that groundwater is currently only 25 percent of what is extracted, the actions of non-profits, government, and academic institutions are signaling the need for a paradigm shift, which includes the absolute necessity of re-introducing [...]

Por qué pulque: Why Pulque Is the Quintessential Slow Food of Mexico

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By Griffin Klement Unlike the dead and flavorless lagers most commonly associated with Mexico today, pulque is a living, complex brew that, despite a nearly 2,000-year history of production in Mexico, has resisted all attempts at bottling and large-scale commercialization. It was pulque’s unique fermentation process, and the simple fact that it tastes better fresh, [...]

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