El Charco del Ingenio is an Ecological Preservation Zone in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. Here is a slideshow of photos I took when my friend and tour guide, Marc, took me on a hike through this amazing nature reserve. Check out the website for El Charco.
“Botanical Gardens are not just places for conserving and displaying plants. At the dawn of the new millennium, they are main actors in the defense and protection of the planet’s biodiversity, with a growing focus on the regional – thinking globally and acting locally. And they are also builders of a new environmental culture for the societies that inhabit the Earth.” (El Charco del Ingenio)