My name is Luis Pedro Mondal Aguilar. I am originally from Puerto Barrios, Izabal. I grew up in Santiago Sacatepéquez.
I studied at the San Carlos University of Guatemala at the School of Communication Sciences. I also studied Hydroponics (growing plants without soil) and Vermicompost (compost created with the help of earthworms) at INTECAP (private trade school in Guatemala) from 2013 to 2014.
My social work experience has been as a documentalist for XECAMJAU ESTUDIOS (Guatemalan film production company) with several national organizations from 2007 to 2009. From that experience I have developed connections with communities in the interior of the country and exchanged playful environmental awareness workshops in the Ixcan area of Quiche.
I have hosted independent workshop in topics of plastic arts, music, environmental awareness and compost production since 2009 in the areas of Mazatenango, Quetzaltenango, Quiche, Sacatepéquez and Sololá. Currently, I run my own small business that produces natural fertilizers and compost. I have been gaining experience and sharing workshops about natural fertilizers since 2014. I like to practice food production at a family level which I’ve been doing since 2001.
It is important to create these spaces to transmit and share practical information and tools that can promote positive development of the biodiversity and transcendentalism of humanity. It is necessary to initiate small movements to generate opportunities for a more dignified life and to have food sovereignty.