About.

Program.

The PDC will cover the following topics:

  • 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

Highlights.

  • Deep understanding and knowledge of Permaculture Design
  • Delight in the vibrancy of the Costa Rican jungle
  • Delicious organic meals
  • Explore Finca Luna Nueva's regenerative, biodynamic farm and sacred seed sanctuary
  • Connect to the Brave Earth community

Living Conditions.

Sleeping

  • tent camping
  • shared rooms
  • private room

Omnivore Food

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

Internet

  • fast: streaming video

Ongoing classes

  • yoga
    3-5 times per week
  • permaculture
    multiple times a day

Getting here.

We are located 11 miles south from La Fortuna Arenal Area. In a community called San Isidro de Peñas Blancas, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Alajuela.

GPS Coordinates 

10°23’16.2”N

84°35’50.8”W

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