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.

At Atitlan Organics, 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.

Stays.

$14/night

Volunteer Stay at the Bambu Guest House

Dec 08 - Aug 31, 2017Minimum stay: 5 nightsMaximum capacity: 8 people
Food included
The Bambu Guest House is a perfect example of natural building with local materials and amazing comfort. It is made of all bambu, stone, glass, and hardwood. It has wifi, hot showers, bathrooms and balconies in each room and so on. There is kitchen access for early breakfasts (if you want them) and dinners.

The Bambu hosts farm volunteers that work and learn at the Atitlan Organics farm, which is a 10 minute walk from the Bambu.

The Volunteer exchange is 4 hours of work (8AM to 12PM), in exchange for a lite breakfast at 10am and a big lunch at 1230pm. Work days are Monday through Friday, and on workdays, Breakfast and Lunch is included in the cost per night.

Normally, the price is $16 per person per night for large shared rooms, but for farm volunteers staying at least 2 weeks, the price is $14. Check out where you stay:http://atitlanorganics.com/guest-house/ And the food is amazing!

We have a website (www.atitlanorganics.com) with more info about what we are up to. We are a fully functioning farm, selling to over twenty families, the Bambu Guest House Restaurant, and to several other restaurants in our area. We do goat milk, cheese, and yogurt, chicken, eggs, pork, salad w/ edible flowers, cooking greens, coffee, honey and honey wine, herbs, and plants/seeds. We also grow tons of different fruits, wetland plants, snails and tilapia. We are quite diverse and always up to something.

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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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