The Huichol Center for Cultural Survival and Traditional Arts

is creating gardens to prevent covid19 food shortages in Huichol region

31

patrons

$600

per month
Tiers
Seeds of Hope: Germinators
$5 per month
Reward
Our Mother Fertile Earth, “Tah tay Utu anáka”, is ready to receive the baby seeds. Your donation will help purchase seed packets, as we expand our community Permaculture Demo Site, and teach Huichols to create and sustain their own gardens. In the spirit of gratitude, we will provide you with
  • A monthly update with photos about the status of the project
  • Invitations to monthly Zoom calls with Huichol Center participants and other Patreon sponsors
Seeds of Growth: Regenerators
$10 per month
Reward
The Wixárika people give thanks to the regenerative forces of nature, such as Mother Fertile Earth ( "Tah-tay-Yurie-ahnah ka"),  Father Sun (“Tah cau yeh”) the rain mothers (“Tah tay tay mah”) and Great Grandmother Growth (“Tacutsi Nakawe”) who transform the baby seeds into thriving plants. Your donation will help purchase irrigation supplies for watering the gardens and trees. In the spirit of gratitude, we will provide you with
  • Everything in the previous tier
  •  Exclusive downloadable coloring pages of Huichol art
  • A monthly downloadable photo from the Huichol Center's private art collection
Seeds of Enlightenment: Lightworkers
$25 per month
Reward
The enlightened tradition keepers, “mara-káh.mays", perform rituals to invoke the spirits of the land and venerate the life-giving forces of nature for plentiful crops and abundance. Your donation will help purchase garden tools for Wixárika people as they learn to create and sustain their own gardens, while honoring Mother Nature.  With appreciation, we will provide you with

  • Everything in the previous tiers
  • A personalized thank you email from a Huichol young person, written in their native language and translated into English or Spanish
  • Downloads of exclusive photographs from the Huichol Center’s ”Ethnographic Archive” of medicine men and women practicing rituals 
Seeds of Fruition: Harvesters
$50 per month
Reward
Throughout the annual agricultural cycle, numerous ceremonies take place to thank the Corn Mother (Tah-tay Nee-wah-tzee-kah) for nurturing her seeds, the Corn Children, until they mature on the stalks for harvest. The Wixárika people work hard in both the physical and spiritual realms to bring their seeds to fruition. Your donation will help maintain our compost and worm farm to fertilize the plants. With gratitude we will provide you with

  • Everything in the previous tiers
  • Downloadable photos of harvest ceremonies from the Huichol Center Photo Archive
  • A monthly virtual visit with Huichol Center School children
Seeds of Sustenance: Nourishers
$100 per month
Reward
Home grown food from our Permaculture Demo-Site nourishes the minds and bodies of the children in our community, while boosting their immunity to diseases. As people sustain themselves with food from their own gardens, the children learn about and practice their role as caretakers of the earth. Your donation will help purchase cooking supplies needed for families to prepare low cost nutritious meals. In gratitude we will provide you with

  • Everything in the previous tiers
  • Favorite recipes from “The Blue Corn Mama Café”
  • Exclusive videos on how to prepare a variety of dishes made from blue corn and foods harvested from the gardens and farm
Seeds of the Future: Visionaries
$250 per month
Reward
The safekeeping of ancient seed strains is a major focus of Wixárika spiritual life since time immemorial. Every generation inherits and cares for the seeds that the Creators gifted to the ancestors for posterity. Huichol ceremonies venerate the deities for the life force contained in every single kernel, while safeguarding the seeds of humanity’s future. Your monthly contribution will go towards sustaining the Huichol Center's Seed Bank, where heirloom seeds are stored and planted every year. In gratitude we will provide you with
  • Everything in the previous tiers
  • A personalized signed copy of an article written by Susana Valadez, "How Huichol Ceremonies Balance the World"
  • A virtual hour long Powerpoint presentation narrated by Nobel Peace Prize nominee Susana Valadez entitled "Safeguarding the Seeds of Humanity's Future", with questions and answers afterwards
Star Seeds: Transformers
$500 per month
Reward
In ancient times, the Creators gifted the shamanic traditions to Huichol ancestors, implanting the knowledge needed for humanity to grow and thrive as guardians of the earth. In this era of massive changes, the light of indigenous wisdom that Huichol shamans have carried through the ages will point the way to healing our lives and imperiled planet. Your donations will help to sustain limited Huichol Center operations during this time of transition, to ensure that the voices of the ancestors may be heard by future generations, rather than becoming echoes of the past. In gratitude we will provide you with
  • Everything in the previous tiers
  • Exclusive recordings of Huichol ceremonial music
  • An interactive virtual tour of the Huichol Center Art and Design Archive hosted by the artists

Seeds of Unity: Changemakers
$1,000 per month
Reward
As individual patrons join hands to pitch in and share the burden that this pandemic crisis has inflicted upon the Wixárika people, together we will provide the support, strength and resilience they need to weather the storm. United together in solidarity with the Wixárika, we will reinforce the  Huichol Center's strength to endure and overcome. Your donation will help us to further expand our gardens and crops to provide food security to more families in need.  In gratitude for your generous contribution, we will provide you with
  • Everything in the previous tiers
  • A virtual interactive tour of the Huichol Center tailored to your areas of interest, featuring such things as the Permaculture Demo Site and our native language school. Hosted live by Susana Valadez and and Huichol participants.

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Tiers
Seeds of Hope: Germinators
$5 per month
Reward
Our Mother Fertile Earth, “Tah tay Utu anáka”, is ready to receive the baby seeds. Your donation will help purchase seed packets, as we expand our community Permaculture Demo Site, and teach Huichols to create and sustain their own gardens. In the spirit of gratitude, we will provide you with
  • A monthly update with photos about the status of the project
  • Invitations to monthly Zoom calls with Huichol Center participants and other Patreon sponsors
Seeds of Growth: Regenerators
$10 per month
Reward
The Wixárika people give thanks to the regenerative forces of nature, such as Mother Fertile Earth ( "Tah-tay-Yurie-ahnah ka"),  Father Sun (“Tah cau yeh”) the rain mothers (“Tah tay tay mah”) and Great Grandmother Growth (“Tacutsi Nakawe”) who transform the baby seeds into thriving plants. Your donation will help purchase irrigation supplies for watering the gardens and trees. In the spirit of gratitude, we will provide you with
  • Everything in the previous tier
  •  Exclusive downloadable coloring pages of Huichol art
  • A monthly downloadable photo from the Huichol Center's private art collection
Seeds of Enlightenment: Lightworkers
$25 per month
Reward
The enlightened tradition keepers, “mara-káh.mays", perform rituals to invoke the spirits of the land and venerate the life-giving forces of nature for plentiful crops and abundance. Your donation will help purchase garden tools for Wixárika people as they learn to create and sustain their own gardens, while honoring Mother Nature.  With appreciation, we will provide you with

  • Everything in the previous tiers
  • A personalized thank you email from a Huichol young person, written in their native language and translated into English or Spanish
  • Downloads of exclusive photographs from the Huichol Center’s ”Ethnographic Archive” of medicine men and women practicing rituals 
Seeds of Fruition: Harvesters
$50 per month
Reward
Throughout the annual agricultural cycle, numerous ceremonies take place to thank the Corn Mother (Tah-tay Nee-wah-tzee-kah) for nurturing her seeds, the Corn Children, until they mature on the stalks for harvest. The Wixárika people work hard in both the physical and spiritual realms to bring their seeds to fruition. Your donation will help maintain our compost and worm farm to fertilize the plants. With gratitude we will provide you with

  • Everything in the previous tiers
  • Downloadable photos of harvest ceremonies from the Huichol Center Photo Archive
  • A monthly virtual visit with Huichol Center School children
Seeds of Sustenance: Nourishers
$100 per month
Reward
Home grown food from our Permaculture Demo-Site nourishes the minds and bodies of the children in our community, while boosting their immunity to diseases. As people sustain themselves with food from their own gardens, the children learn about and practice their role as caretakers of the earth. Your donation will help purchase cooking supplies needed for families to prepare low cost nutritious meals. In gratitude we will provide you with

  • Everything in the previous tiers
  • Favorite recipes from “The Blue Corn Mama Café”
  • Exclusive videos on how to prepare a variety of dishes made from blue corn and foods harvested from the gardens and farm
Seeds of the Future: Visionaries
$250 per month
Reward
The safekeeping of ancient seed strains is a major focus of Wixárika spiritual life since time immemorial. Every generation inherits and cares for the seeds that the Creators gifted to the ancestors for posterity. Huichol ceremonies venerate the deities for the life force contained in every single kernel, while safeguarding the seeds of humanity’s future. Your monthly contribution will go towards sustaining the Huichol Center's Seed Bank, where heirloom seeds are stored and planted every year. In gratitude we will provide you with
  • Everything in the previous tiers
  • A personalized signed copy of an article written by Susana Valadez, "How Huichol Ceremonies Balance the World"
  • A virtual hour long Powerpoint presentation narrated by Nobel Peace Prize nominee Susana Valadez entitled "Safeguarding the Seeds of Humanity's Future", with questions and answers afterwards
Star Seeds: Transformers
$500 per month
Reward
In ancient times, the Creators gifted the shamanic traditions to Huichol ancestors, implanting the knowledge needed for humanity to grow and thrive as guardians of the earth. In this era of massive changes, the light of indigenous wisdom that Huichol shamans have carried through the ages will point the way to healing our lives and imperiled planet. Your donations will help to sustain limited Huichol Center operations during this time of transition, to ensure that the voices of the ancestors may be heard by future generations, rather than becoming echoes of the past. In gratitude we will provide you with
  • Everything in the previous tiers
  • Exclusive recordings of Huichol ceremonial music
  • An interactive virtual tour of the Huichol Center Art and Design Archive hosted by the artists

Seeds of Unity: Changemakers
$1,000 per month
Reward
As individual patrons join hands to pitch in and share the burden that this pandemic crisis has inflicted upon the Wixárika people, together we will provide the support, strength and resilience they need to weather the storm. United together in solidarity with the Wixárika, we will reinforce the  Huichol Center's strength to endure and overcome. Your donation will help us to further expand our gardens and crops to provide food security to more families in need.  In gratitude for your generous contribution, we will provide you with
  • Everything in the previous tiers
  • A virtual interactive tour of the Huichol Center tailored to your areas of interest, featuring such things as the Permaculture Demo Site and our native language school. Hosted live by Susana Valadez and and Huichol participants.