Home is Where the Hub Is
Location: San Juan La Laguna
In the wee hours, our team will wake and hike the last hour to our destination: the Mirador. With hot drinks and oats in hand, we’ll be treated to nature’s light show: a sunrise over Lago Atitlan. The theatrics kick-off with colorful rays creeping up from behind the distant volcanoes of the Antigua Valley before illuminating Atitlan’s own three iconic peaks, and finally the lake itself. We’ll then descend down the famous Indian Nose Trail to Operation Groundswell’s Hub in San Juan.
The Hub is a physical embodiment of OG’s culture, philosophy, and mission. It is a place where solidarity is cultivated in and between people through conversations and collaborative projects. It is also a site where OG can test and develop new ways to create positive impact alongside our participants and our local partners. We will use our time here to participate in alternative agricultural projects such as a collective permaculture project that mixes Mayan Cosmovision with alternative and sustainable farming methods, or a traditional medicinal plant garden.