Join our diverse team of permaculture instructors Scott Gallant, Mitch Haddad, Santiago Miranda, Rachel Jackson, Sam Kenworthy, and Laura Killingbeck for this annual life-changing 2-week experience. The course covers the core Permaculture Design curriculum and emphasizes creating diverse multi-functional human landscapes based on ecological patterns. Utilizing Rancho Mastatal as a living classroom, the class will mix lectures and hands-on work, exploring design solutions for both temperate and tropical regions.
Cordialmente invitados! El Señor Don Jairo Restrepo estará con nosotros para impartir el taller de Agricultura Orgánica. Acompáñenos
Your Sustainable Summer experience will span from Costa Rica’s legendary Pacific beaches to the mist shrouded slopes of the Central Highlands to the tropical rainforest. Our Costa Rica summer program is ideal for high school students with a strong interest in environmental sustainability, and particularly renewable energy and agriculture.
Our course offers the standard 72-hour permaculture curriculum for certification recognized internationally by the permaculture movement with a special emphasis on forest gardening in the tropics. Although we will be in a tropical setting, many of the techniques will transfer directly to any climate.
~ 72 hour Permaculture Design Course & Certificate upon completion
~ Discussions in: Triple Bottom Line Business, Education Alternatives, Slow Food, Economics in Agriculture, Green Building, Alternative Energies, Community Development and more…
~ Hands on Projects (more focus for hands on activities during the practical)
~ Daily Yoga
~ Sea Kayaking, Mud Bathing & Snorkeling
Join us for a three-week intensive immersion course exploring the theories outlined in Bill Mollison’s Permaculture: A Designer’s Manual in both hands-on and classroom settings. Curriculum covers sustainable and regenerative practices, as well as design theory and the basics of design consultation on a professional level.
2016 Program Overview Participants in Rancho Mastatal’s Apprenticeship in Sustainable Living live and work with amazing people at the Ranch and in Mastatal. They make lifelong friends, participating in a style of living that oftentimes changes them forever. This experience offers the unique opportunity to become a part of the…
Increase beauty and value to your farm when fruit trees and shrubs are cared for with abundant, healthy, easy to reach fruit and flowers. If you have seedlings, mature, neglected trees, and ornamentals, don’t miss this opportunity to sustain life in fruit trees!
The TAO of PRUNING with LIVE FIELD DEMONSTRATION Increase beauty and value to your farm when fruit trees and shrubs are cared for with abundant, healthy, easy to reach fruit and flowers. If you have seedlings, mature, neglected trees, and ornamentals, don’t miss this opportunity to sustain life…