The Organic Garden project in Loma Linda is ongoing, partly through some donations raised through ICO and via other sources, but largely through the efforts of the coordinator Pascual. Some of the project goals have been reached, but not all, and some of the obstacles have to do with internal issues. The good news is that there is a continuing commitment to this garden, and that ASODILL members are cultivating it. -October 8th 2014.
Loma Linda is a small community about two hours from Quetzaltenango, the second-largest city in Guatemala. Families from the western highlands working for poor wages on plantations of the south coast bought the lands of Loma Linda in September, 1976 and created a cooperative Catholic community high in the mountainous area of El Palmar. They worked communally to build their houses, a water project, a storage building, a church and a school. They were aided by Father Celestino, the Quetzaltenango organization Caritas, a Spanish aid organization and many others.