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.
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.