Join us in the jungle of Costa Rica foe 2-week certified Permaculture Design Course. Learn a set of design patterns and principles found in nature that can be applied to all areas of your life. 

See permaculture systems in action at Finca Luna Nueva’s regenerative farm and learn more about Brave Earth’s closed-loop systems, and biophilic, sustainably-built architecture. 

To find out more about how to book please visit www.braveearth.com/experiences/2021/pdc

To find out more about how to book please visit www.braveearth.com/experiences/2021/pdc



  • History of Permaculture

  • Principles and Ethics of Permaculture Design

  • Design Methodologies and Site Analysis & Assessment

  • Pattern Languages in Culture and the Landscape

  • Reading the Landscape and Pattern Recogintion

  • Simple Mapping and Surveying Techniques

  • Client Interviews and Goal Setting

  • Map Reading

  • Master Planning and Design Presentations

  • Climate and Microclimate Design

  • Water: Cycles, Catchment, Ecology, Conservation, Treatment

  • Greywater and Blackwater Systems

  • Earthworks, Pond Construction, & Water Storage

  • Soils: Biology, Ecology, Fertility Strategies

  • Biochar, Biofertilizers, Mulching, Biomass Production, Microorganisms Cultivation, Compost Making

  • Introduction to Keyline Design and Holistic Management

  • Gardening from the Tropics to the Temperate Regions

  • Orchards Management and Agroforestry

  • Plant Propagation, Grafting, Nursery Management

  • Silvopastural and Aquaculture Systems

  • Fermentation, Post Harvest Handling, and Harvest Strategies

  • Shelter and Siting

  • Natural Building Techniques

  • Urban and Suburban Permaculture Applications and Case Studies

  • Regenerative Economic Models

  • Social Structures, Decision Making, and Community Organizing

  • Professional Designer Project Case Studies

Living Conditions.


  • private room
  • shared rooms
  • tent camping

Vegetarian Food

  • over 80% locally sourced


  • medium: voice calls (no video)

Getting here.

Brave Earth (Tierra Valiente S.A.)250 Meters West of Casa de Maquinas ICE, San Isidro de Peñas Blancas, Alajuela Province, San Ramón

Please note there are paved roads all the way to Finca Luna Nueva Lodge. We are the next drive way to the right.


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