Cultiva International is a non-profit organization located in Guatemala whose mission is to improve lives by teaching sustainable living, fostering independence, not dependence. Cultiva has been using the Square Foot Gardening method since 2013 after founder Greg Jensen and his family picked up their roots and moved back to Guatemala. The Jensens settled in one of the poorest countries in the Western hemisphere, in the highlands of Guatemala, leaving their comfortable yet unfulfilling life in the U.S. behind.
The Jensen’s wanted to empower the Mayan people who were eager to help themselves in creating a better life for their families and communities. Early on Cultiva embraced the Square Foot Gardening method and has achieved significant results. Here is an excerpt from Cultiva’s story: