Institute for Sustainability, Education and Art.
We are creative souls who have lived in many different places and have always felt a sense of responsibility for the planet and a desire to create a place for people who wish to make a difference. When we came to Ghana we realized that there is a vast need for development but an incredible willingness among the wonderful people to learn, and a huge potential for realizing sustainable ideas. So we emptied our life savings and bought land to develop our institute. And this is where we are! Designing, planting, building, planning workshops, etc. and we are inviting you to join us in this endeavor; from a distance or right here.
We will be having lectures and workshops on a vast variety of topics ranging from permaculture, across architecture, fine arts, bead making, philosophy, nutrition to herbal medicine, music, landscape design and preservation of wildlife. All of which we will invite you, international lecturers and enthusiasts, to for teaching or participating.
Locals and people from all over the world will learn how to grow enough food to feed families and communities while reviving the nature around us. The idea is to teach concepts which people can take away and share in other places.
The place will be a sanctuary for all the children and adults living around us who will be creating this place together with us to welcome people from all over the world.
We are looking forward to welcoming you here and to work together on an institute for a sustainable future.
Julia and Jack
The Sun´s Harvest
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