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Costa Rica Permaculture Course – Accommodations

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This is the third post in the series that describe upcoming permaculture design course in Costa Rica. We are hoping to make your trip planning much simpler by providing more photos and information on class logistics. For topics of travel planning, food and people (hosts, teachers, participants) and about fitting in, please visit this post. For teacher’s notes and impressions about this class, please visit here. And a short video of the class is here. […]

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Durga – My Journey to Permaculture

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Following is a story told by Durga, a friend, a former student, and now a teacher of permaculture. Durga is native to Costa Rica, where she shepherds many permaculture projects and initiatives and lives at Sat Yoga Ashram. Durga is co-teacher of our annual Permaculture Design Course in Costa Rica. Being a Seed My first roots started to grow at Sat Yoga Ashram in 2012, before that I was a nomadic seed, an active ecologist […]

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Permaculture Course in Costa Rica

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This is my seventh year teaching the Permaculture Design Course in Costa Rica (January – February 2015), and, as usual, I am looking forward to it.  Our site is at Finca Amrta – a small citrus farm near San Isidro in the Talamanca mountains between San Jose and Dominical, on the Pacific Coast.  One of my great pleasures is working with my friend and co-teacher, Native Costa Rican, Durga. Durga lives nearby at Ashram Arunachala […]

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Teaching permaculture in Costa Rica

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Costa Rican permaculture practitioners gain experience attending first Permaculture Teacher Training retreat that ever took place in Costa Rica. Seven permaculture practitioners, teachers and activists gathered at a permaculture demonstration site in Iscazu, Costa Rica in January 2014. Scott Pittman led the five-day long retreat with a focus on methods and approaches of teaching permaculture, permaculture practice standards and ethics. This is a very important step in the evolution of permaculture  movement in Costa Rica. […]

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Permaculture Diploma : in Gratitude

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It is our honor and pleasure to announce the names of recent Diploma recipients in the USA, Canada and South America. Foundational work of these individuals over the past 30 years has helped permaculture evolve into strong, resilient, respected and inspirational movement.  Please visit this page to see the listing of Diplomats and celebrate their work with us. Today and always, we send our gratitude to Scott Pittman, Larry Santoyo, Penny Livingston-Stark, Toby Hemenway, Wayne […]

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