Now that the recycle bins have been removed from the Panajachel Puesto de Salud on Santander, people have been wondering where to take their recyclables. You can still recycle in Pana, but you must go to the Centro de Acopio y Recycle on Calle de la Navidad. Here is a map of the location.
It has been reported that several propane gas tanks have been stolen over the last several weeks from residences and business in Santa Cruz. It is recommended that tanks be secured in some manner and everyone be on the lookout for unauthorized persons. Also, one guardian reported that 2 mangera's were taken. Several people have also reported sculptural objects taken from their properties. These are thefts of opportunity. Don't give the thieves opportunity. Secure your property. IF someone tries to sell you a sculpture and you think might be stolen, you might consider buying it for a cheap price and then taking a photo of the seller with the object. This way we can hopefully identify the thief.
IMAP (Instituto Mesoamericano de Permacultura) located in San Lucas Toliman is offering an introductory certified course in permaculture gardening. It will address the basics, ethics and characteristics of permaculture and permaculture design principles for family self-sufficiency.
Date: 19 to 23 November
Duration: 5 days
Cost per participant: Q.1, 500 with accommodation (includes lunch, materials and transportation to the field)
Location: IMAP, San Lucas Toliman
Tel: (502) 4549 0578
Here is a recipe for an all natural household cleaner that you can make yourself. Be kind to the planet and nourish yourself!
Quick Orange Peel Vinegar Cleaner
Orange peels, vinegar in a quart jar, let sit for 10 days or so…strain out the liquid and use as an all-purpose cleaner. Easy, cheap, natural, smells good!
The Santa Cruz website has a page for LINKS and I would like to expand and improve on this. Please forward to me appropriate links for the Santa Cruz and Lake Atitlan communities: Artists, businesses, organizations, blogs, etc. To submit links, go to the Contact page: http://santacruzlalaguna.weebly.com/contact.html