Sam Kenworthy originally hails from North Carolina, but has been based in the tropics since 2009, and currently resides on the southern Pacific coast of the Nicoya Peninsula. Sam primarily works with CIRENAS (Centro de Investigaciones de Recursos Naturales y Sociales), where he manages all of the permaculture and water systems on campus. Dedicated to learning and improving his skill sets, Sam is passionate about self sufficiency, water management, generating more and better yields, and well executed design for human ecosystems. Sam has experience working in a wide variety of environments and enjoys the process of designing around problematic landscapes. When not thinking about chainsaws or extending edges, Sam can be found riding his bike, surfing, or trying to find the next meal. Sam carries a B.A. in Political Science and Hispanic Studies from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.
COURSE START AND ARRIVAL DATES
The course will start around 8 a.m. on Tuesday, April 25. Students are encouraged to arrive on April 24. Lodging the night of April 24 is included in the cost of the class.
COURSE END AND DEPARTURE DATES
The course will end at around 5 p.m. on May 8. Most students will depart on the morning of May 9. Lodging the night of May 8 is included in the cost of the class.
Central Americans, US$850
Residents and Ex-Pats, US$1350
Foreigners (non-Central American) US$1,500
These prices include 15 nights lodging, all meals (except on Sunday nights when we support a local restaurant), course instruction and full access to Rancho Mastatal and its private wildlife refuge.
Central Americans can apply here for limited scholarships.
For more information about food and lodging please see our website at accommodations.
Please follow the link for payment options.
To enroll in the class, please go to our Online Registration Form. For more information please contact Tim O’Hara at [email protected] and/or call the Ranch at 2200-0920. We have a minimum of 8 students to run the course.