Maya Reserves are a radical approach to creating nature reserves designed to demonstrate how people and planet can live in harmony. Maya Reserves seek to create a balance of three elements common to permaculture: 1) caring for earth, 2) caring for people and 3) sharing what we have with others. The specific design of the reserve and representation of each of these elements is decided where possible by discussion with the local community and members of the Project Maya team.
There are three types of Maya Reserve:
1) Project Maya owned
2) Project Maya leased
3) Already existing green spaces/community gardens that apply to become Maya Reserves