The Environmental Social Responsibility Program (RESAMB) carried out the workshop “Ways of life with a permaculture and conservation approach”, as the closing of activities of the fourth generation of young environmental promoters, from communities located in the Biosphere Reserve El Triunfo. This workshop lasted 10 days and had the participation of 14 promoters.
The objective of the workshop was to learn useful skills for everyday life, through herbalism, mushroom production and entrepreneurship. Participants reflected on the importance of a harmonious coexistence with nature, through permaculture, ecotechnics (such as the elaboration of wood-saving stoves and ovens), dry baths, earth-based construction techniques, bajareque, adobes, mud . Similarly, they were trained in the production of products for trade or self-consumption, taking advantage of local resources, such as: jams, homemade bread, use of the organic garden, canning, soaps and handmade shampoo.
The workshop included visiting emblematic places in Chiapas, such as the Sumidero Canyon National Park, the Miguel Álvarez del Toro Zoo, the Chiapas Museum of Science and Technology, and the Core Area of the El Triunfo Biosphere Reserve, places that served of reflection for a better valuation of the natural and cultural wealth of their state. Based on this experience, the promoters and counselors pledged to put into practice the knowledge learned. Various project proposals have been formulated, as part of the last phase of the RESAMB program, entitled “Leadership and Management”.