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

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Bookings.

$100/night

Permaculture Design Course, Farm Loft + Meals

Available: out 17 - nov 01, 2019Minimum stay: 15 nightsMaximum capacity: 2 people
Food included
This fee includes tuition, accommodation and meals:

FARM LOFT - $1500 (15 Nights)

This rustic, charming shared space is a gem nestled in the rainforest. The Farm Loft is newly renovated. This light-drenched space consists of two private double rooms on the first floor plus four private highly functional single rooms on the top level. The common area is spacious, open and it’s decor is inspired by the jungle just outside your doorstep. There are shared facilities including two toilets and a beautiful jungle shower. Please note the walls are thin, so you might want to bring earplugs.

Farm Loft Single (semi private /shared toilet) - $1500 (single occupancy)

Farm Loft Double Room (private /shared toilet) - $1900 (single occupancy) $1500 (double occupancy)

Costs include instruction, 15 night accommodations and 3 fresh locally sourced meals per day.

Transport to and from the lodge or airfare is not included.
$66/night

Permaculture Design Course, CAMPING + Meals

Available: out 17 - nov 01, 2019Minimum stay: 15 nightsMaximum capacity: 25 people
Food included
This fee includes tuition, accommodation and meals:

Camping (bring your tent, access to hot showers & composting toilet) - $1000 (15 nights)

Costs include instruction, 15 night accommodations and 3 fresh locally sourced meals per day.

Transport to and from the lodge or airfare is not included.
$150/night

Permaculture Design Course, GaiaDome + Meals

Available: out 17 - nov 01, 2019Minimum stay: 15 nightsMaximum capacity: 2 people
Food included
This fee includes tuition, accommodation and meals:

Gaia Dome - $2260 - 1650 (15 Nights)

Enjoy a uniquely intimate experience in the jungle with the newest addition to our accommodations. Gaia Domes are built using a pioneering, sustainable masonry material called AirCrete. These dome structures feature circular windows, a wooden swivel door (on 2 buildings), and handcrafted Queen beds made from adobe and wood that comfortably sleeps 2 people. There are 4 available.

Costs include instruction, 15 night accommodations and 3 fresh locally sourced meals per day. Transport to and from the lodge or airfare is not included.
$150/night

Permaculture Design Course, Earth Tambo + Meals

Available: out 17 - nov 01, 2019Minimum stay: 15 nightsMaximum capacity: 2 people
Food included
This fee includes tuition, accommodation and meals:

Earth Tambos ($2260 - 1650)

The Earth (adobe) Tambos are made from deep red clay and bamboo harvested from our land. The thick earth walls and open concept allows one to be immersed in nature. The reciprocal roof provides plenty of light and magic. Queen bed comfortably sleeps 2 people.


Costs include instruction, 15 night accommodations and 3 fresh locally sourced meals per day. Transport to and from the lodge or airfare is not included.

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

Contact

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