Permaculture Design Course @ Rancho Mastatal

  Permaculture Design Course @ Rancho Mastatal   Description: Join our diverse team of permaculture instructors Scott Gallant, Chris Shanks, Rachel Jackson, Laura Killingbeck and others 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…

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Permaculture Design Course – Rancho Mastatal

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.

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Earthen Walls, Plasters, and Artistry

Join prominent natural builders and artists Athena, Bill and Benito Steen and the Ranch crew for an unforgettable and unprecedented collaboration of 2 weeks of earthen building, plasters and artistry at our wonderful facilities on the edge of the rainforest. We will cover wall systems, clay and lime plasters, earthen floors, sculpting and more during this unique, comprehensive and life-changing course.

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Analogue Forestry

This class will be taught in Spanish and translated into English.
La forestería análoga es una herramienta de la restauración ecológica para el soporte de vida del planeta. Utiliza los bosques naturales como guías para crear paisajes ecológicamente estables y socioeconómicamente productivos.
Analog Forestry is an approach to ecological restoration which uses natural forests as guides to create ecologically stable and socio-economically productive landscapes. Analog Forestry is a complex and holistic form of silviculture, which minimizes external inputs, such as agrochemicals and fossil fuels, instead fostering ecological function for resilience and productivity.

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Wilderness First Responder Certification Course

    We are offering a second 72-hour certification course this year for guides, tour operators, lodge owners and others interested in learning more about and getting trained in backcountry first aid and first response.  This Wilderness First Responder (WFR) curriculum is the standard wilderness medicine class for many outdoor…

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The Art and Practice of Live Culture Fermentation

  Class Description: Join Laura Killingbeck and the staff of Rancho Mastatal for this life-changing course.  Experience the Ranch’s tried and tested fermentation recipes, and leave with an understanding of the science and nutrition behind fermented foods as well as the skills to make your own ferments at home.  Fermentation…

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