Punta Mona Education Center for Sustainable Living
Punta Mona Education Center for Sustainable Living
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Commenced:
01/01/1996
Submitted:
24/10/2011
Last updated:
13/11/2015
Location:
Punta Mona, Manzanillo Gandoca Refuge, CR
Website:
http://puntamona.org/
Climate zone:
Wet Tropical





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Invitation to our January 2016 PDC

Project: Punta Mona Education Center for Sustainable Living

Posted by Itai Hauben over 4 years ago

Permaculture Design Course

January 4 - 17, 2016 

June 19-July 2 2016

 

Regenerative Lifestyle, Integrating Health, Practical Design,
Community and Social Awareness

 

 

Explore all aspects of sustainable practices by learning from those in the field.

 

Program Includes:

~ 72 hour Permaculture Design Course & Certificate upon completion
~ Discussions in: Triple Bottom Line Business, Education Alternatives, Slow Food, Economics in Agriculture, Green Building, Alternative Energies, Community Development and more...
~ Hands on Projects (more focus for hands on activities during the practical)
~ Daily Yoga
~ Sea Kayaking, Mud Bathing & Snorkeling

 

 

Topics Covered: what to expect...

 

The World Situation
What is Permaculture?: Ethics, Principles & Characteristics
Ecological System Basics & Bioregions
Design Methods & Map Reading
Climates, Elements & Microclimates

Understanding Soil
Earthworks
Water Management
Plants to Trees & Trees to Forests
Windbreaks and Wind Corridors
Patterns in Nature; Context (culture, climate, etc.)

Zone 0: Bio-Architecture
Zone 1: Home Garden
Zone 2: Fruit Tree Forest; Animals & Orchards
Zone 3: Field Crops & Large Animals
Zone 4: Harvest Forests
Zone 5: Forests
Wildlife Management & Integrated Pest Management
Ethical Investment, Land Ethics and Access, Incomes from Acres
Suburban & Urban Permaculture

Ecovillages
Invisible Structure Models

Design for Disaster

 

 

Workshops & Field Activities:

 

Orientation to Punta Mona and Tropical Ecosystems
Weekly Sharing Circles
Compost Making, Biofermentation & Micro Organisms
Permaculture Design group project

Water Management Exercise
Soil Exercise

Bio-Char

Chinampas
Onsite Analysis

 

Discussions:

 

Value Added Products, Triple Bottom Line Business Models and Fair Trade Practices
Creation of an Ecovillage: Tacotal & La Ecovilla

Integrating a sustainable lifestyle in the modern world
GMO crops, CSAs, Economics in Agriculture and the Slow Food Movement

 

Daily Flow:

6-7 am: Morning Yoga

715-830 am: Breakfast

830-9 am: Farm Duties

9-12 pm: Class Time

12-2 pm: Lunch Break

2-5 pm: Class Time

5-6 pm: Break

6-7 pm: Dinner

7-9 pm: Evening Activity



* all projects determined based on group interest

 

 

Tuition for 2 Week PDC: $1700

 


Includes program, Permaculture Design Course, all meals, lodging, activities and daily yoga.

 

Tuition includes all meals, lodging, all activities, internet access and all workshops/activities.

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