About.

Atitlan Oganics is a highly diversified, super low input, permaculture inspired, downright ninja farm.  

Over the past 6 years, we have focused on building a fully-functioning, profitable, organic, permaculture farm. Over the past two years, we have begun to offer monthly Intro to Permaculture Courses, as well a Volunteer Program.

Beyond the permaculture farm, there are a number of like-minded people in our neighbourhood that offer complementary skills. Through our centre, we offer Spanish Classes, Yoga and Meditation Classes, Dance, as well as Herbal Medicine/Plant Energetics Workshops.

We believe that farming should be fun and profitable. While we always keep our eye on local markets and bottom lines, our farm foundations lie in diversified edible landscapes, open-pollinated seeds, perennial crops, and traditional breed animals, as well as farm-produced fertility, compost teas, and homeopathic preparations. We produce goat milk, yogurt, and cheers, eggs, vegetables, fruits, chicken, herbs, seeds, and nursery plants. We are located in the Mayan village of Tzununa, on the north shore of Lake Atitlán.

Our goal is to grow nutrient dense food for sale within the local communities, while providing training in organic production and permaculture to local farmers and international students alike.

At Atitlan Organics, you'll experience the cutting edge of ecological food production. From our permaculture design certification courses and introductory workshops to school field trips and local community projects, we believe that education is the key to sustainable change.

Experiences

$495-2600/person
November 05 - December 22, 2017
  • yoga
  • medicinal plants
  • permaculture
  • holistic health
  • natural building
  • Renewable Energy
  • community projects
  • sacred medicine
  • Meditation
  • food
  • Water Systems
  • Soil Science
Are you ready to grow?Journey with us to one of the most beautiful places on earth! Immerse yourself in the rich tradition of yoga and discover how sustainability principles can radically shift the way that you live.This unique program integrates ancient yogic wisdom, the intelligence of nature and the principles of permaculture to create positive change on an individual and...
$375-575/person
December 17 - 23, 2017
  • Renewable Energy
  • natural building
  • community projects
  • cultural exchange
Atitlan Organics is proud to host this week-long Introduction to Natural Building. This is a hands-on course with practicals ranging from foundation & walls to plasters, finishes, & functional design. The course is led by facilitator and natural builder Oliver Goshey, the founder of Abundant Edge! We're stoked to be offering this immersive experience, in which you'll learn the basics of...
$375-575/person
January 07 - 13, 2018
  • permaculture
  • medicinal plants
  • Water Systems
  • Renewable Energy
  • Soil Science
  • cultural exchange
  • food
This weeklong intensive is designed to provide course participants with a solid foundation in permaculture design and practical techniques to begin experimenting on their own, in their own climate. About one third of the course is lecture, group discussions, and other class activities. Another third is hands-on practical work that demonstrates effective techniques for alternative living. And the last third...
$375-575/person
January 14 - 20, 2018
  • Renewable Energy
  • natural building
  • community projects
  • cultural exchange
Atitlan Organics is proud to host this week-long Introduction to Natural Building. This course is hands-on with practicals ranging from foundation and walls to plasters, finishes, and functional design. Course is led by course facilitator and natural builder Oliver Goshey, the founder of Abundant Edge! We're stoked to now be offering this immersive experience, in which you'll learn the basics...
$375-575/person
February 04 - 10, 2018
  • medicinal plants
  • Soil Science
  • Renewable Energy
  • permaculture
  • food
  • Water Systems
  • cultural exchange
This weeklong intensive is designed to provide course participants with a solid foundation in permaculture design and practical techniques to begin experimenting on their own, in their own climate. About one third of the course is lecture, group discussions, and other class activities. Another third is hands-on practical work that demonstrates effective techniques for alternative living. And the last third...
$375-575/person
February 11 - 17, 2018
  • Renewable Energy
  • natural building
  • community projects
  • cultural exchange
Atitlan Organics is proud to host this week-long Introduction to Natural Building. This course is hands-on with practicals ranging from foundation and walls to plasters, finishes, and functional design. Course is led by course facilitator and natural builder Oliver Goshey, the founder of Abundant Edge! We're stoked to now be offering this immersive experience, in which you'll learn the basics...
$375-575/person
March 04 - 10, 2018
  • Renewable Energy
  • medicinal plants
  • Soil Science
  • Water Systems
  • cultural exchange
  • food
This weeklong intensive is designed to provide course participants with a solid foundation in permaculture design and practical techniques to begin experimenting on their own, in their own climate. About one third of the course is lecture, group discussions, and other class activities. Another third is hands-on practical work that demonstrates effective techniques for alternative living. And the last third...
$375-575/person
March 11 - 17, 2018
  • Renewable Energy
  • natural building
  • community projects
Atitlan Organics is proud to host this week-long Introduction to Natural Building. This course is hands-on with practicals ranging from foundation and walls to plasters, finishes, and functional design. Course is led by course facilitator and natural builder Oliver Goshey, the founder of Abundant Edge! We're stoked to now be offering this immersive experience, in which you'll learn the basics...
$375-575/person
April 08 - 14, 2018
  • Renewable Energy
  • natural building
  • community projects
  • cultural exchange
Atitlan Organics is proud to host this week-long Introduction to Natural Building. This course is hands-on with practicals ranging from foundation and walls to plasters, finishes, and functional design. Course is led by course facilitator and natural builder Oliver Goshey, the founder of Abundant Edge! We're stoked to now be offering this immersive experience, in which you'll learn the basics...
$1495/person
April 16 - 30, 2018
  • Renewable Energy
  • yoga
  • Soil Science
  • permaculture
  • community projects
  • cultural exchange
  • food
  • Meditation
  • Water Systems
This two-week intensive course goes above and beyond the full 72 hour curriculum as laid out by the founders of Permaculture. Using a great mix of field trips, practical work, numerous guest facilitators, and design practicals, this course provides participants with much more than just the internationally recognised Permaculture Design Certificate. It also provides the foundations for a new way...
$1495/person
August 07 - 21, 2018
  • Renewable Energy
  • Soil Science
  • yoga
  • Water Systems
  • permaculture
  • community projects
  • Meditation
  • cultural exchange
This two-week intensive course goes above and beyond the full 72 hour curriculum as laid out by the founders of Permaculture. Using a great mix of field trips, practical work, numerous guest facilitators, and design practicals, this course provides participants with much more than just the internationally recognized Permaculture Design Certificate. It also provides the foundations for a new way...

Key Stats.

Year founded

2010

Size of project site

1 hectares

Dry season

November to June

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

People on site

3 - 10

Wet season

June to October

Living Conditions.

Sleeping

  • shared rooms
  • private room

Omnivore Food

  • communal kitchen access
  • over 80% locally sourced
  • restaurant on site

Internet

  • fast: streaming video

Ongoing classes

  • permaculture
    3-5 times per week
  • yoga
    3-5 times per week
  • dance
    1-2 times per week

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