About.

The Permaculture Design Certification (PDC) Course is a two week immersion, diving deep down the rabbit hole of “Permaculture”.   While captivated near the primary rainforest that is Corcovado, we will demonstrate, explain, motivate and train you to integrate whole system design and pattern thinking into your social, economic, land, water, plant and shelter subsystems. 

This is a full 72-hour course that includes at least one design project exercise or multiple design vignettes.  There will be a Talent Show at the end, a Field Trip to a few other properties close by, and we provide 3 organic local meals a day.

Finca Morpho is located in a tropical climate zone, with a jungle and beach environment to work, play and learn within.  The permaculture design system, ethics and principles can be applied to ecosystems and zones worldwide making your educational experience fully transportable and applicable where ever you may roam to make your home!

Bookings.

$1600/person

Shared Beach Cabin

Food included
This is for a shared cabin.
Accommodations include a shared dormitory style bed, composting toilets, showers, as well as mostly organic and local food.

3 meals a day are prepared during the event by our onsite chef in our community kitchen. Excluding arrival and departure days where there will only be one meal provided.

More information can be found under Farm Info at http://www.fincamorpho.com/
$1200/person

Covered Tent Space

Food included
"This is a covered camping spot.

Please bring your own camping gear (tent, pillow, sleeping mat, & sheets). If you are unable to bring sleeping gear there is an option to rent a tent, pillow, sleeping mat and sheets for $25 USD for the entirety of the event.

Please let us know ahead of time if you require renting gear.

3 meals a day are prepared during the event by our onsite chef in our community kitchen. Excluding arrival and departure days where there will only be one meal provided.

More information can be found under Farm Info at http://www.fincamorpho.com/"
$750/person

Costa Rica Resident Covered Tent Structure

Food included
Discount price for Costa Rica Resident.

This is a covered camping spot.

Please bring your own camping gear (tent, pillow, sleeping mat, & sheets). If you are unable to bring sleeping gear there is an option to rent a tent, pillow, sleeping mat and sheets for $25 USD for the entirety of the event.

Please let us know ahead of time if you require renting gear.

3 meals a day are prepared during the event by our onsite chef in our community kitchen. Excluding arrival and departure days where there will only be one meal provided.

More information can be found under Farm Info at http://www.fincamorpho.com/

Program.

The Course Includes:

3 meals a day, made by our chef(s) from locally sourced, fresh organic foods
At least one design project exercise, or multiple design vignettes as the group dictates
A Talent Show at the concluding celebration - 
Course includes a Field Trip to a few other properties close by
Course will be taught in English
72-hour PDC Course Outline
Students who cannot afford the course costs should consider working with We The Trees, a permaculture crowd funding site.
To apply for the course please read the following documents
Finca Morpho's Community Living Agreements
Finca Morpho's Red-Book
Finca Morpho's Co-Creator's Agreements


Daily Flow Monday through Saturday

06:00 am - Yoga/Meditation
07:00 am - Morning Gathering
08:00 am - Breakfast
09:00 am - Lesson A slot
10:15 am - Break
10:30 am - Lesson B slot
11:45 am - Break with Personal Reflection Time
12:30 am - Lunch
01:30 pm - Lesson C slot
02:45 pm - Break
03:00 pm - Lesson D slot
04:45 pm - Break
05:30 pm - Closing Day Reflection Circle
06:30 pm - Dinner
08:00 pm - Quiet Hours start

The weekly Flow:

Monday the 14th - Arrival Day - Dinner with an Opening Ceremony on the eve of the New Moon
Tuesday the 15th - Permaculture Ethics & Principles
Lesson A : What is Permaculture?
Lesson B : Permaculture Principles
Lesson C : Design Patterns
Lesson D : Sacred Geometry in Nature
Wednesday the 16th - Soil
Lesson A : Soil Food Web
Lesson B : Swales, Berms, Hugelkultur, On Contour
Lesson C : Solid Compost
Lesson D : Liquid Compost
Thursday the 17th - Seed saving, Propagation, Pruning
Lesson A : Seed Saving
Lesson B : Other Propagation Methods
Lesson C : Pruning
Lesson D : Grafting
Friday the 18th - Water
Lesson A : Water Life Cycle
Lesson B : Importance of Water Conservation
Lesson C : Aquaponics
Lesson D : Mariculture
Saturday the 19th - Food Forest *possible trip to La Paz & Amor
Lesson A : Food Forest Explanation
Lesson B : Food Forest Example
Lesson C : Exploring Forests
Lesson D : Designing Food Forests
Sunday the 20th - Personal Day / Free Day
Monday the 21st - Design Process
Lesson A : Design Process
Lesson B : Examples of Designs
Lesson C : Personal Design Project
Lesson D : Personal Design Project
Tuesday the 22nd - Animal Management and Waste Management
Lesson A : Animals in Permaculture
Lesson B : Ethical ideals on how to deal with all the animals if we switch to veganism
Lesson C : Waste Management
Lesson D : Dealing with Trash
Wednesday the 23rd - Natural Building
Lesson A : Permaculture Methodology
Lesson B : Natural Building and Design
Lesson C : Cob basics Workshop
Lesson D : Bamboo Basics Workshop: 
Thursday the 24th - Power and Technology
  • Lesson A : What is Electricity and the Basics behind AC and DC power systems
  • Lesson B : Alternative Energy
  • Lesson C : Appropriate Technology
  • Lesson D : Digital Technology in Permaculture
Friday the 25th - Climate
  • Lesson A : Climate Zones
  • Lesson B : Plants for the different Climates
  • Lesson C : Appropriate Practices
  • Lesson D : Personal Project Time
Saturday the 26th - Project planning
  • Lesson A : Project Planning Aspects
  • Lesson B : Law
  • Lesson C : Business Planning
  • Lesson D : Marketing
Sunday the 27th - Personal Day / Free Day
Monday the 28th - Community
  • Lesson A : The biggest part of Permaculture Community
  • Lesson B : The power of community
  • Lesson C : Authentic Relating
  • Lesson D : Importance of knowing thyself
Tuesday the 29th - Breakfast into Closing Ceremony on the Full Moon

Highlights.

  • Off-grid Community Living
  • Understanding of Sacred Geometry in Nature
  • Trash Management Explantation
  • AC/DC Power basics
  • Aquaponics project
  • Black Solider Fly Larva Composting Toilet system
  • Permaculture Principles applied holistically to our lives

Living Conditions.

Sleeping

  • shared rooms
  • tent camping
  • entire house
  • hammocks

Vegetarian Food

  • communal kitchen access
  • over 80% locally sourced

Internet

  • fast: streaming video

Ongoing classes

  • breathwork
    1-2 times per week
  • nutrition/cooking
    1-2 times per week
  • dance
    1-2 times per week
  • meditation
    3-5 times per week
  • permaculture
    daily
  • plant medicine
    1-2 times per week
  • surfing
    1-2 times per week
  • yoga
    daily

Getting here.

Directions from San Jose International Airport -

  • As you exit the airport there are bus that are the main street that go by. If you take the bus number 23 and get off next to the children's hospital you can then walk to the BLanco Lobo Station. but if you don't feel comfortable it is a 20$ taxi ride to the Blanco Lobo Station There are 2 buses that leave from the Blanco Lobo Station at the intersection of Calle 12 and Avenidas 7/9 in the Coca Cola District of San Jose. The first one leaves at 8am and the second leaves at 12pm and are around $15 dollars to Puerto Jimenez. We highly recommend using the bus system, which is a 8 hour trip that allows you to see a lot of the country. The bus will bring you to Puerto Jimenez and from here you can catch a taxi to the farm. Our address is 14km Sur de Bomba de Osa en la calla de Matapalo con puerton murado.
  • There are 2 small engine airlines that also take daily trips to Puerto Jimenez. Sansa and Nature Air are at the airport and from San Jose to Puerto Jimenez it is an hour long flight.
  • Driving Directions - When you are in Puerto Jimenez you follow you the only paved road till it ends and turn right at an intersection that has the Gas Station(Bomba de Osa) and a BM grocery store. From here we are 14km south on this road with a purple gate on your left and a sign that says Finca Morpho. Make sure to check your Odometer.
  • If you arrive and are unable to catch one of the two buses or a airplane, then there is a cheap hostel called Hotel Cala ( 506-2441-3219) very close to airport, where you can stay for the night and arrange for a taxi early in the morning before traffic hits.

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