Pro-Organic Belize hosts monthly presentations at Maya Mountain Lodge, the purpose is to gain insight on various aspects of organic agriculture, food, and horticulture by bringing in experts in the respective field.

On January 8th, 2019 Mr. Santiago Juan discussed the future of Pro-Organic and how the future of clean food in Belize is dependent on a handful of variables including local crops, a consistent marketplace, and increased community involvement.

Watch the talk below:

Just up the hill from The San Ignacio Police Department…

Lies one of San Ignacio’s most elegant hotels with a special tour:

San Ignacio Resort Hotel

The Hotel’s most popular attraction is an ecologically conscious mission that encompasses conservation, entertainment, education, and large lizards.

Nigel runs the show at the Green Iguana Conservation Project

Started in 1996, the project is driven to conserve the iguana population by not only rehabilitating but empowering incubation, hatching, rearing, and providing space to grow until they are ready to be released to the wild.

There’s a comfortable seating area where you will learn about the project before going in

There are two types of iguanas, green iguanas are vegetarians and black iguanas (not in this project) will eat anything from plants, birds, snakes, dead animals, and anything else they can get their hands on.

In Belize, iguanas are consumed like chicken for both the meat and their eggs but unfortunately, the timing of these harvests take out both the mother and the maturing eggs since Iguanas can only lay eggs from February to June and that is iguana season.

The Iguanas have free roam around the large enclosure, they love to climb on the rails

Not all iguanas are ready to be released back into the wild, a few of our new friends will never be leaving the sanctuary due to their injuries but are definitely living much more functional lives than previously offered.

They’ll even climb on you if you’ll let them!

Don’t be afraid, they’ll pose for a picture!

Beware, they’re always watching you…

Learn more about the project and booking at The San Ignacio Resort Hotel

It’s not often that my Mom goes out of her way to brag about someone but I had been hearing about Edgar for weeks before going to Placencia for the holidays. That being said, it’s the first thing that we did when I got back on the peninsula.

After a few nights out and an adventure on The Island Time Getaway, I had the honor to sit down with the Trainer, Coach, Physique Champion, Former Boxing Champ, and owner of Evolution Beach Gym at his gym in Placencia, Belize. We discussed the life of a Belizean, his movement around Latin America, Boxing Career, Physique Competitions, and much more.

https://wearegrassfed.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/TGP8-AUDIO.mp3

For our second straight Placencia Holiday, we decided to head out with Captain Terrell of Blue Water Sailing. We weren’t sure what day we would be able to go out because of the inclement weather but when the Captain called us early on the 25th with confidence that it would blow over, we packed up and headed towards the pier. (The skies didn’t agree but we trusted Terrell’s experience on the water) After a great day with these guys last week, we knew that even an hour on the dock would be a good time.

Unzoomed view from the porch of our cabaña
The mornings at Tradewinds would never get old..
Looking towards the Placencia Pier
Looking down the coast
Luckily, this rainbow sent us on our way with good luck
Behind the Scenes of LessonsInBelize.com
Miss Aimee Conway
The Coast of Placencia
The Placencia Pier
Awaiting our boat
A Norwegian Cruise ship sits behind the bay of sails
The Royal Runner of Royal Belize passes by The Enclave
Little boats, bigger boats, and the big boat
The Island Time Getaway arrives!
Captain Terrell and the gang will pull right up to the pier
The Captain Himself, 21 year-old Terrell Taylor of Placencia, Belize
The Big Brother and Aimee
In his mind he knows the weather will blow over..
The Day Trip includes Fishing!
Snacks on The Sea
Shades of Blue
Stereotypical Toes Picture
Aimee loves watching for dolphins
Captain Terrell Taylor

Want to learn more about Captain Terrell Taylor? Listen to The Grassfed Podcast #8 with Terrell and host Klayton Carpenter on Anchor.fm

LAND HO!

to Ivan’s Island

Lunch Time!
Edgar is that you?
Sweet Peppers are among the many crops in the garden on the island,
The steady wind from the morning’s weather helped pull the sail along quite well.

Follow Terrell on Instagram at: Taylormade.BZ

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Available on Spotify, iTunes, and 10 other platforms through Anchor.fm