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DATES: AUG 30 - SEPT 7, 2014



For a detailed itinerary, click here for our program package.

You consider yourself an informed consumer. Walking into a supermarket, the first words out of your mouth might be, “Is it Fair Trade?” or perhaps, “Is it organic?” But how does our food earn those labels? What are the intricacies of those certifications? It’s more than a label, more than a buzzword; it’s a way of life for millions of people...

Join Operation Groundswell in Guatemala this fall to reconnect with the origins of our food! We'll take you into the jungle to taste raw cacao straight out of the pod. We'll hike volcanoes to farm alongside coffee farmers while hearing about their daily struggle to live off this commodity crop. Help us peel back the curtain of industrial agriculture and see the challenges our food producers face every day. We will get our hands dirty working on a community-initiated project and cleanse our minds in the beautiful hot springs of Fuentes Georginas. Start your journey today and fill out our registration form below!


  • Cultivate coffee alongside indigenous farmers, see how fair trade vegetable farmers earn a living, and learn how permaculture works in the real world.
  • From climbing an active volcano to soaking in mineral hot springs, experience Guatemala’s astounding natural beauty up close and personal.
  • Work alongside revolutionary guerillas turned reformers who have traded in their guns for shovels and are now fighting for food security and justice in their communities.
  • From seed to shelf, see first-hand the ecological, health and socio-economic impact a simple trip to the grocery store can make.


  • An intentionally designed and integrated program plan, focused on the issues facing Guatemala.
  • All transportation, accommodations, and all meals throughout the program (specified in program package above).
  • All group tours, entrance fees, and daily activities.
  • A $100 community contribution, which goes directly to support the amazing non-profits and communities we are partnered with on the ground. 10% of the community contribution goes to PlanetAir to carbon offset your flight.
  • Experienced, passionate, and dynamic program leaders with you 24 hours a day.

Begin your journey today by filling out the registration form below!


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Our programs are designed to take you out of your comfort zone, but we use these questions as a measure of how far outside that zone you're willing and able to go.

How would you rate your level of physical fitness? *

Are you okay with the idea of eating local food, taking local transportation, and exploring local flora and fauna?*


No need to fib – information you disclose here will not be held against you. It is, however, important for us to have this information in order to properly advise you on any risks and/or precautions.

Do you have any health issues, physical or mental, that we should be aware of? If so, please explain. *

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Most of our programs travel to regions that require a vaccination and/or other medication. As a participant in this program, you will be required to visit a travel doctor at your own expense. Do you agree to this? *


If we're about to explore together, we want to get to know you a little better. We want to learn your motivations, hear out your concerns, and generally let you tell us who you really are. Try to keep your answers to 250 words.

What aspects of the program are of greatest interest to you? What aspect of the program might be most challenging to you? *

Tell us a little about yourself. Feel free to include job experience, unique interests, and anything that will give us a better picture of who you are. *

If you were a food what would you be? Tell us why. *


As Operation Groundswell grows every year, we want to know where all these smart, vibrant individuals are coming from!

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Thanks for applying for our From Seed to Shelf program to Guatemala!
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