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Tropical Agroecology Internship

September 9, 2016 - September 16, 2016

Tropical Agroecology Internship - Fruition Center - Upward Spirals

 

The Fruition Center for Holistic Ecology is offering a 3-month internship, SEPTEMBER 9 to DECEMBER 2, 2016. And it will be hosted at the lush and giving Finca Fruición: Permaculture Land Cooperative in Costa Rica!

Immerse yourself into a how-to for tropical homesteading. From tool sharpening and cracking a coconut, to watershed management design, experience an intercultural exchange of knowledge and experience that offers perspective and insight into solutions through Permaculture and Biodynamics. Enjoy a rural setting, community interaction, and the unique value of engaging in responsible land stewardship.

 

Areas of Focus:
Tool Maintenance and Use
Biodynamic Preparations
Organic Agriculture and Gardening
Seed to Table
Compost
Soil Regeneration
Water systems
Animal Husbandry (Chickens and Goats)
Tropical Tree Care
Pruning
Harvest
Culinary Arts in Tropical Food Preparation
Natural Building
Medicinal Herb Cultivation and Use
Rudolf Steiner’s Agriculture Lectures
Permaculture Ethics and Principles

 

Accommodations:
Dorm-style bunk beds with mosquito netting or outdoor camping.
3 meals per day (a vegetable-based diet with farm-raised eggs and dairy, as well as occasional farm-raised meat). Solar heated showers, composting toilets, electricity, Wi-Fi, library, fresh on-site spring water, waterfalls, forest, river hikes, beach trip opportunities, as well as plenty of delicious foods medicines can be found here on the farm.

Direct facilitation will take place up to 4 hours per day, 5 days a week. Hands-on group and independent work, as well as discussion and observation upon Biodynamics and practical permaculture solutions will be proportionate to 7 hours per day. Saturday’s and Sundays are generally a time for free flow creativity, activity and adventure, on or off the farm. Along with exploring the tools of knowledge and hands-on learning, this internship program is also designed to cultivate self-discovery and community stewardship, by sharing in daily tasks and chores as needed to uphold a clean, safe, and inspiring space for all participants.

The price of this 3-month tropical farmstead living and education adventure is $2,800 for camping, or $3,100 for a shared dorm room.
(Private accommodations may be available upon request.)

* A deposit of $1,000 is required to secure your seat, either by bank transaction or PayPal account. Remaining payment is due upon arrival.

 

Facilitators:

Frank White

A Market Gardener and Activist, Frank has been growing for 10 years using Regenerative Agriculture, Organics and Biodynamics. He is affiliated with the Biodynamic Ambassadors international program, as well as La Via Campesina, as a social and political activist for agricultural communities. He currently resides at Finca Fruición as the lead food production coordinator.

Jason Bliss

As one of Finca Fruición’s co-founding members, Jason has 7 years experience in farm, project, and volunteer coordination. With more than a decade’s experience as a whole foods chef and nutrition enthusiast, he ensures that our guests routinely experience a delicious, wholesome, and balanced diet. Jason is also a Thai Massage Therapist, and is available for sessions upon request.

Joey Davis

With roots in education, urban community gardening and organization, Joey has invested the last 3 years learning the values and necessities of tropical land and water stewardship, along with animal husbandry, as Finca Fruición’s resident farmer. He received his Bachelors of Science in Environmental Studies with a focus in Sustainable Food Systems at the University of West Florida. Joey believes that the experience of land stewardship offers infinite wisdom for those who arrive to the challenge.

We are dedicated to facilitate an educational experience that encourages self-discovery through the basics of tropical land stewardship upon Permaculture ethics and principles and Biodynamic practices.

We currently have 5 more spaces available.

Click here to take advantage of this awesome learning opportunity!

If you have any questions, please email us at:
[email protected]

Details

Start:
September 9, 2016
End:
September 16, 2016
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Venue

The Fruition Center for Holistic Ecology
San Isidro, Costa Rica
Phone
8489 6248
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Organizer

The Fruition Center for Holistic Ecology
Phone
(506) 8725 - 0705
Email
fruitioncenter@gmail.com
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