I am so thrilled to be teaching a Permaculture Design Course in Belize this February! What a great month to get away from the Pacific Northwest and be in the jungle on a permaculture farm that specializes in cacao and vanilla. The teaching team for this course is one of the best that I have had the opportunity to work with yet!
The cast of teachers –
Christopher Nesbitt (steward of MMRF) is keen on biodiversity and our theme for the course is “Food Security through Biodiversity.” The site has many examples of appropriate technology and diverse plantings to meet their food needs year round. Students will be immersed in this ideal environment for learning permaculture design.
Albert Bates will be the lead teacher. He has written many books, most recently The BioChar Solution: Carbon Farming & Climate Change. He has been a resident of The Farm in Tennessee since 1972 and has been key in the Global Ecovillage Movement (GEN).
Nicole Foss was recently in Portland to share about her studies in communities who have reached economic collapse and peak and the ways that they have responded and adapted to the change.
9th Annual Permaculture Design Course: Food Security through Biodiversity
February 10 – 22nd, 2014
at Maya Mountain Research Farm,
in San Pedro Columbia, Toledo, Belize.
The course will be held from February 10th through February 22, 2014. This is a certificate course that follows the standard established 72 hour curriculum. This year’s teachers will be Albert Bates, Marisha Auerbach and Christopher Nesbitt. The course costs USD1250, and that covers all food and lodging, field trips (with the exception of fees to National Parks or Archeological sites) and material for the course. You can read bios of the teachers at our web site, http://www.mmrfbz.org/_9th_Annual_Permaculture_Design_Course.html
The venue of Maya Mountain Research Farm is one of Central Americas oldest permaculture farms. It is a former cattle and citrus farm that has been rehabilitated into a lush tropical food forest. Accommodations are simple, but clean, with photovotaic powered lights in every room. It is truly a wonderful place to learn about permaculture, whether you are new to permaculture or have several design courses under your belt. This is a good opportunity to see permaculture principles and practices as MMRF is the result of thought, design work and decades of work.
If you have questions, please feel free to contact Christopher Nesbitt at firstname.lastname@example.org
valley accessible only by dugout canoe. Study
permaculture surrounded by a lush, productive
forest of edibles, medicinals and tropical
hardwoods. Eat organic food, sleep in dorms
powered by renewable energy, bathe in a sparkling
Permaculture Design Certificate Course
Dates Feb 10 to 22, 2014
Place: Maya Mountain Research Farm
San Pedro Columbia, Belize
Ven a Belice…
10 de 22 Feb 2014
Curso de Diseño en Permacultura
Montaña Maya Research Farm
a guided tour of NGO projects in the region immediately precedes for those who can come early.