The Poor Prole’s Almanac
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The Poor Prole’s Alamanac
The Maya Milpa System Part 2
46 minutes Posted Apr 4, 2022 at 5:00 pm.
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In the second part of our 2-part series, we look at the periphery of the milpa, and how milpa systems have long-ranging implications for the regional biome. We discuss how the milpa exists today within Chiapas and how it has evolved!



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