Thursday, September 5, 2013

Sierra Gorda Biosphere

I spent two weeks in Mexico teaching several communities with projects to help them become self sustaining.  I also taught some of the environmental teachers a project which they can take to the schools to teach the children using recycled materials.  It is such a rewarding experience every time I go there.  All are so appreciative for what little I can pass on to them. 
I had 5 teachers and some of their children attending a Saturday session to learn how to make cola pens with recycled soda cans and how to use them to make greeting cards.

The ladies of the Colgada village.  This is just one of the days out of the five days I taught.  We made crochet hats, paper flowers, embellishments for weddings, quince anos, baptisms and first communions, made recycled items using newspapers, plastic bottles and old maps.

This is the group from Manzanita.  They make baskets out of pine needles.  We discussed new designs.  We also covered how to make crochet hats and recycle plastic bottles.  Due to the rain, they could not get enough pine needles for the baskets and wanted an alternative project.

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