The Casa K’inich Children’s Museum, and the The Monterey County Agricultural & Rural Life Museum (MCARLM), based in San Lorenzo County Park, California completed their garden project begun in 2014 which was funded through a Museums Connect grant from the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and the American Alliance of Museums.
Both Museums completed gardening days, video conferencing days and after school projects. In April of 2015, the Monterey County Agricultural and Rural Life Museum team visited Copan Ruinas to see the garden site and meet the participants. The three day intercultural exchange was filled with activities including visits to the ancient ruins, town museums, sculpture museums, a cheese making factory and on the final day there was a barbeque at the Macaw Mountain Bird Sanctuary and Nature Reserve. In May, 2015 the Casa K’inich Children’s Museum team visited King City, California and toured agricultural developments, a winery, seed planting operations, and toured northern California agricultural areas. These two unforgettable intercultural visits culminate the Common Ground Connecting Communities through Gardens project which began in June of 2014.