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Summer Internship in Belize

Project: Maya Mountain Research Farm

Posted by Christopher Nesbitt almost 11 years ago

Intern for the summer at Maya Mountain Research Farm, Central Americas oldest permaculture project

Maya Mountain Research Farm is a diversified farm with an emphasis on agroforestry, renewable energy and replicating ecological services through complex stacked polycultures. It is also a registered NGO. We have 24 beds in buildings lit by photovoltaic systems and are located two miles up river from the predominantly Kekchi maya community of San Pedro Columbia, Toledo, BELIZE.
Interns get a chance to work in Central Americas oldest permaculture project. We have well over 500 species of plants we work with, rare cultivars of cacao, thousands of pineapples to eat (starting in May), we raise pigs, chickens, ducks and turkeys, and all of our power comes from photovoltaic systems. 
This summer we will be working on the following projects:
MMRF has some very rare criollo cacaos that we want to expand into the agroforestry system this year. Work will focus on planting cacao with biochar and compost under the shade of trees. 
We also have an aquaponics system that was started by Michael Buick and for which we have accumulated photovoltaic equipment to run the pumps. Interns will get a chance to learn about aquaponics and photovoltaics by having hands on experience.
One of the design projects of this years Permaculture Design Course was a welcome center, close to the river. We would like to implement their design.
And, if we have enough sign ups, we would like to build a small biogas plant to make methane from the pig waste at the piggery. This was designed by permaculturist Kevin Mascarenhas.
This internship is open to anyone! Interested parties please write to [email protected].

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