September Gathering at Farm on Ogden for Sustainable Sharing with Guatemala!


We invite you to our fundraising and awareness-raising event. We will focus on the water crisis in Guatemala and how the work of our partners in the region of San Ildefonso de Ixtahuacan provides us with global context, perspective and inspiration. We will also look at water conservation efforts in Chicago and how the situation in Guatemala informs our efforts towards more sustainability here.

  • Tour of the Farm on Ogden, a Chicago Botanic Garden/Windy City Harvest aquaponics facility and outdoor edible garden

  • Refreshments by Evolina’s Tamales (vegetarian and vegan options available)

  • Update by Julie Siegel about her recent trip to Guatemala. She will share the current state of the water crisis in the mountainous, Northwest Highlands of Guatemala

  • Networking opportunities

DATE:            Thursday, 26 September 2019
TIME:             6:30 – 8:30 pm
PLACE:         Farm on Ogden
ADDRESS:    3555 W Ogden Avenue, Chicago
COST:            $35 includes taxes, tour, light refreshments, BYOB for alcohol, presentation and discussion.

Street parking is available. Limited parking is available in the lots at Lawndale Christian Health Center and Farm on Ogden. 

Must be received by SSG by 19 September 2019.
Option 1: Pay via PayPal, link on our SSG Donate page:
Option 2: Pay via check and send to:
     Wanda Evangelista
     5142 N. Rutherford Ave.
     Chicago, IL 60656
     Attn: SSG
Questions: Email Julie Siegel: julie.siegel at
SSG’s partners spearhead practical, community-based projects and achieve positive, long-term effects on the health, agriculture, and environment of rural indigenous Guatemalans. We share our successes and failures with established organizations, like AFOPADI, and interested individuals here in Chicago and throughout the US who share our vision and values.

Annually, SSG aims to raise $6,000 for the AFOPADI salary of the Water Council representative. At AFOPADI, Education, Health and Agricultural are all integrated into mission and programs.