The Colectivo Suumil Mookt’aan in Yucatan, Mexico uses local milpas and their native seed conservatory as spaces for intergenerational learning about practical and traditional Mayan knowledge that is grounded in the rhythms of daily life, care of local lands, health, and food sovereignty. Suumil’s milpa-based teachers are local campesinxs who share their life-acquired experiences of farming and food with others wishing to learn more about Mayan cultural ways, particularly young people. Suumil emphasizes ancestral knowledge about planets, stars, time, plants, herbal medicine, construction techniques, food preservation, and the Mayan calendar.

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