Sunday, June 12, 2016

A Benefit to Support Maternal Health and Nutrition Project in Guatemala

The Garden's Edge, an organization that has roots in New Mexico and Guatemala, invites you to La Cuarentena -40 Days to Bring Light, to support its maternal health and well-being project in Guatemala. The project is part of the organization's overall efforts to promote sustainable agriculture, micro-enterprise and well-being in rural communities in Guatemala. The benefit will be held on Saturday, June 18, at The Cell Theater, 708 1st Street NW (map), 4:00-6:00 p.m.  Please RSVP to Sarah Montgomery (  (See flyer below).

The Garden's Edge nutrition team will set up a demonstration of how health assessments in the villages are conducted in the villages. The program will also feature healthy snacks from its Guatemala project and a small ceremony to bless children based on Maya tradition. "We will combine this ceremony with the idea of a Global Baby Shower to honor the babies we work with in Guatemala as well any special children in your own lives," said Sarah Montgomery, the founder of this project, and one of the hosts of the event. 

"We invite all of our guests who are interested to bring photos of their children, grandchildren, adult children, and families to receive a blessing at the ceremony," said Montgomery.

"This maternal and child health project has really touched my heart because, like many of you, I have seen first-hand -through my work in Latin America - the great scope of the needs for maternal-child education and healthcare there," said Michelle Radden-Vogler, a co-host of the benefit.
The Garden's Edge, which seeks to promote cultural preservation, is a partner with the Guatemalan organization Qachuu Aloom - Asociación Madre Tierra, an micro-development regional organization that was founded in 2000. The group promotes a broad-based community model that focuses on preservation of traditional agriculture and native seeds.

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