About Us

Brief History

Since 2015 we have been offering workshops in Agroecology and Permaculture for local farmers; we currently have more than 130 people enrolled in groups of 10 to 15 people.

We have an experimental field to develop regenerative farming techniques that honor the traditional methods and new regenerative agriculture techniques.

Currently we are experimenting with the local corn ‘Choclo’ that has been grown in the Sacred valley for hundreds of years, using a combination of clover cover crops, compost teas, and natural fertilizers. We are achieving great results. The aim is to develop a regenerative system of growing that does not rely on chemical fertilizers or pesticides.

Mission

We empower the local communities to return to the regenerative ways of living and production systems based on permaculture ethics and ancestral agriculture wisdom with special focus on children’s education, nutrition and safety.

Main actions:

-Offer workshops and dialogue between local farmers and the experts in biointensive agriculture and permaculture of Sacha Munay.

-Building educational programs in local schools to combat malnutrition and help educate about organic gardening and sustainable economic development.

-Use permaculture as an inspiring engine that honors the Andean cosmovision.

-Strengthen the capacities of high Andean villagers in good financial practices.

-Support the upbringing of children under 5 years old,  in the communities through workshops focusing on family violence, gender equity, leadership, human rights, alcoholism and more.

Vision

To promote a society which values cultural diversity and honors indigenous wisdom by generating equitable, reciprocal, and thriving living systems.

The Sacred Valley of The Incas

The non-profit Sach’a Munay is present here in the Sacred Valley of the Incas, an hour from Cusco city. We chose this area because the soil here is incredible and mineral-rich. We are also utilizing the ancient Andean knowledge available here and rescuing it from negligence.

Our Team

MAURO ESCALANTE
PERMACULTURE EDUCATOR AND DIRECTOR OF SACH’A MUNAY

Mauro is the heart of Sach’a Munay, his passion and purpose impact all those he meets. He is our lead educator and teaches in both Spanish and Quechua. He has a long history in the non-profit sector and has studied the bio-intensive method of John Jevons, Permaculture, and the Regrarians platform.

He has been sharing his knowledge throughout the Sacred Valley and the highland communities for many years and is passionate about working with children, their schools, and their parents.

An amazing speaker, Mauro is in high demand for his ‘Escuela de Padres” workshops throughout the province of Cusco. His dream is to see the entire Sacred Valley region regenerate the soils and produce fully organic food to increase the well-being of people and the planet.

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ADAM WOODMAN 
PRESIDENT OF SACH’A MUNAY

One of the founding members, Adam has lived and worked in the Sacred Valley since 2014. After visiting Peru in 2010, he was inspired to return and share permaculture. Five years later his dream came true when he was invited to join Sach’a Munay to develop our school garden programs.

Adam holds a Bachelor of Horticulture (Burnley 2006), Permaculture design certificate (2007), Cert IV in Permaculture (2012), and has completed a 10 week internship with the Permaculture Research Institute of Australia (2011).

WILIAHANS CUCHILLO
PERMACULTURE EDUCATOR AND PROGRAM MANAGER OF SACH’A MUNAY

Wiliahans, is our manager responsible for programs and projects of social, economic and environmental development, he dialogues, coordinates and teaches in Spanish and Quechua to families and children about human development, tender parenting and child welfare. He has shared his knowledge throughout the Sacred Valley and the communities of the Calca Province and Cusco Region for many years. His dream is for the Sach’a Munay Association to be a leader in Human Development and Environmental Care through the Agroecological and Permaculture School in the Sacred Valley of the Incas.

Agronomist Engineer with specialization in Agricultural Production, Diploma in Human Development and Childhood and courses developed in Permaculture Designs and Bio Intensive Cultivation. He has a long trajectory in private and public institutions.

Partners and Alliances

Munay Sonqo Retreat and Yoga Center
Munay Sonqo is a sister organization and our primary financial support, donating a large portion of their profits to fund our programs every year. Our office and nursery is located adjacent to the retreat center, and our organic farm offers fresh produce to support the center’s restaurant, providing clean and healthy food to its guests.

Sach’a Munay has partnered with Munay Sonqo with the installation and demonstration of practical solutions to waste such as the waste water treatment reed beds, compost toilets, and composting of the center’s waste.

For more info please visit www.munaysonqo.com

La Gerencia Regional de Producción del Gobierno de Cusco

Gerepro has partnered with Sach’a Munay to host and accredit our Permaculture courses taught by Mauro.

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