Join us to understand the potentials of large scale permaculture in the lush tropics of Guatemala. Gain the skills to teach others and make beneficial changes to any ecosystem. Immerse yourself in celebration with Cacao and the vast ecology at Finca el Porvenir.

This Permaculture Design Course includes: 72 hours of class and design time with hands on projects. Explore and interact with Cacao, Coffee, & Cardamom production. You will also learn about silvopasture, rainforest conservation, sustainable timber production, community development, fertility management, tropical food production, and animal systems.

With Jeremy Fellows, Oliver M. Goshey , Neal Hegarty and Laurent Maniet

& a special collaboration with The Fungi Academy



The Blue Room

Minimum stay: 14 nightsMaximum capacity: 2 people
Food included
Private bedroom with double bed. The blue house sits in front of the duck/tilapia pond. Shared bathroom.

2 Week PDC ticket

Food included
Jungle Wisdom PDC 2018
Includes the 72hours course, food yoga and our cacao!
This is the bring your tent option. Camping spots by the cascades and tropical fruit garden...

The Middle Room

Available: Jan 16 - Feb 02, 2018Minimum stay: 14 nightsMaximum capacity: 2 people
Food included
Double bed private room in the blue house sitting in front of the fish pond.
Shared bathroom

The Shared Room

Available: Jan 16 - Feb 02, 2018Minimum stay: 14 nightsMaximum capacity: 5 people
Food included
Single bed in a shared room in the blue house sitting in front of the pond.
Shared bathroom.


Jeremy Fellows has focused ten years of study, mentorship and implementation on permaculture design systems and teaching modalities. With many years of experience in Botany, Horticulture and Soil science he is fascinated by the world of plants. After working many years in Guatemala, Jeremy has dedicated his work on land and water management systems that lend to ecological acceleration and social integration through food production.

Oliver M. Goshey is an accomplished natural builder who has worked in eleven countries on six continents. After six years of working in the industrial building trades and as a maritime engineer, he apprenticed with the Cob Cottage Company, specializing in cob and earthen plasters and finishes. Abundant Edge is his culmination of years of passionate research, travel, and experimentation with earthen building materials and regenerative design techniques. Oliver is passionate about promoting healthy lifestyles that repair and advance ecosystems through symbiotic design and compassionate construction.

Neal Hegarty is originally from Ireland. He grew up on a dairy farm and has been around animals all his life. He studied agriculture in Ireland and has worked as a permaculturist for the past 10 years in Antigua. During his weekends he helps families to start permaculture gardens. Neil runs the volunteers every day at Atitlan Organics, a sustainable and profitable permaculture farm in Tzununa on Lake Atitlan in Guatemala. He has worked extensively on international development projects and on private landscape development endeavors in Guatemala.

Laurent Maniet is the founder of Dalileo Chocolate and the architect behing the cacao forest agroforestry systems. He has years of experience in productive sylvopasture and agroforestry and is hosting this event on his plantation, Finca El Porvenir.


  • 72 hours of classes
  • many on site cascades
  • off the grid living
  • Mayan herbs and wisdom

Living Conditions.


  • tent camping
  • private room
  • shared rooms

Omnivore Food

  • over 80% locally sourced
  • communally cooked meals


  • medium: voice calls (no video)

Ongoing classes

  • permaculture
    multiple times a day
  • yoga
  • nutrition/cooking
    3-5 times per week
  • plant medicine
    1-2 times per week

Getting here.

The farm is located in the Polochic Valey close to Teleman, Alta Verapaz, Guatemala

A special bus from San Marcos La Laguna is available which will pass by Semuc Champey

Shuttles (colectivo) are available from Cobán, San Julian and Rio Dulce many times a day.


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