IxChel Tropical Research Center Creates a New Program!

In the middle of the wide, open space of a school yard kids are now sowing and growing vegetables and healing herbs. School gardens teach children responsibility, a caring for nature, and an understanding of agriculture, science, relationships, and life processes.
 IxChel tropical Research Centre has launched a new program, The Grow to Learn Garden, at the Santa Elena Primary School, the largest grammar school in the Cayo District of Belize.


Announcing Rosita's New Book

The oldest book known on the subject of healing with medicinal plants in Mesoamerica is the Badianus Manuscript produced in 1552, the work of two young Aztecs, carefully hand-written in Latin and illustrated in color. Since then, traditional healers, especially women, have kept the indigenous knowledge alive through oral transmission and practice within their families and communities.