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Nuestros Pequenos Hermaños

Posted by Angela Goldsmith about 6 years ago

A 50+ year old orphanage institution is dedicated to sustainable practices and one of their missions is to be as self-sustaining as possible.

NPH has grown from a single orphanage-style institution to an international organization with 5 houses in Mexico and 8 more in other Latin American countries.  The first and largest of these homes is located in the land of eternal Spring, Miacatlan, Mexico.

With over 450 children being raised, the idea of sustainability can be daunting.  One of the goals of the founder was to be as self-sufficient as possible.  As an institution, it can be extremely difficult to fight the international food market forces and the drive towards more, sweeter, faster.....

The farm at NPH Miacatlan is looking for assistance in becoming more sustainable and involving the children at all ages in the process.  From including permaculture and sustainability in the classroom, to getting the kids out on the grounds to propagate, build and learn themselves to become self-sufficient, NPH is a perfect place to build a permaculture institute!

We have completed the land assessment as of the end of November and are working on design plans for the institution with all it's particular challenges.  If you want to become involved, please contact our design team directly at [email protected] and we can discuss how.

Stay tuned for photos, video, etc in the coming months!

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Permaculture Design Course
Type: Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) course
Verifying teacher: David Boehnlein
Other Teachers: Douglas Bullock, John Valenzuela, Samuel Bullock
Location: Bullock Homestead, Orcas Island
Date: Jul 2013
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Advanced Permaculture Design Practicum
Type: Other
Teacher: Andrew Millison
Location: Oregon State University
Date: Jan 2014
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Type: Teacher Training
Teacher: Jude Hobbs
Location: Shawnigan Lake, BC
Date: Mar 2014

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