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Resilient Food Production

March 20, 2016 @ 7:00 am - March 29, 2016 @ 12:00 pm

Resilient Food Production - Course - Upward Spirals



Course Description:
Discover and develop your passion to grow and harvest food that is in balance with the natural environment, then cultivate it into a global career. Integrated, resilient design strategies, rooted in the laws of earth, will establish your foundation to design and generate food production systems that meet both personal and career ambitions. From citrus to vegetables to herbs to using waste and water to produce electricity on the farm, our program fosters a unique food training experience that is only possible in the rich, deep soils of the Continental Divide of Lake Arenal, Costa Rica.  The program equals 52 contact hours of experiential education and 2 transferable academic credits.

  • 8 Learn-Experience-Develop “LED” Days
  • Permaculture Theory & Application
  • Integrated Farm Planning & Management Classes
  • Cattle, Veggies & Fruit Production Workshops
  • Micro-Climate Cultural Growing Practices & Strategies
  • Farm 2 Table Classes, Including Culinary Arts
  • Bio-Mimicry and Food Biology
  • Design/Build workshops for Food-based Projects and Initiatives


Teacher Bios:
Joseph Mucaria: Culinary Arts Director / Cofounder FWF
Executive Chef and restauranteur Joseph Mucaria has been working with the local products of Costa Rica since he relocated here in 2003. He is passionate about sustainable farming practices and is on the fore front of the farm to table movement here in Costa Rica. He currently owns and operates Angelina’s restaurant in Playa Flamingo, and runs the food and beverage program at the Palms private residence club. Joseph is the cofounder of Fresh Water Farms in Lake Arenal and currently teaches culinary workshops and farm to table courses for GELT.

Language class is taught in:

$2,600 for 10 days. $500 deposit required to register and reserve your space. Remaining balance due 30 days prior to program start date.

3 meals/day, housing (hotel), all transportation (not airfare)

— Food Options:
Vegan, Vegetarian, Meat options, Pot Luck

Outdoor Activities:
Tailored to group (examples: waterfall and volcanic hikes, kayaking, SUP boarding, hot springs)

Puerto San Luis, Lake Arenal, Costa Rica 


March 20, 2016 @ 7:00 am
March 29, 2016 @ 12:00 pm
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Puerto San Luis Lodge
Arenal, Guanacaste 50801 Costa Rica
506 2695 5750
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Scott Meloeny
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