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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Amanda Wilson Andrew Cameron Beckins McLean Ben Bishop Bryan Cornelius Conrad Goulet Curt Hardacre Daniel Brodell-Lake David Rivera Ospina Dustin wallerwork@gmail.com Eric Brylle Evelyn Bishop Faan Rossouw Hannah Link Jessica Robertson Justin Dolan kaleb culver Kristy Granger Lorenzo Di Sandro Mark Rohde Nick Valencia Rodrigo Quiros Shelbi Scott Sior Schmidt
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Punta Mona Education Center for Sustainable Living

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Rural, Demonstration, Educational

Project Summary

Punta Mona is an 85 acre off the grid, family owned environmental education center, botanical collection, permaculture farm and eco-lodge, dedicated to sustainable ways of living.

Project Description

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Punta Mona’s mission is to provide an alternative to the destructive land use practices taking place throughout Costa Rica and the world.   By growing our own food organically, using eco-technologies, and creating a sense of community, we are showcasing and educating learners of all ages and from all walks of life.  The ideals of sustainability, conservation of energy and reduction of waste permeate our everyday lives. Our houses are built from local, fallen trees, solar panels provide our electricity and we grow hundreds of species of tropical fruits, vegetables, herbs, medicinal plants as well as bamboo and timber. 

 

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We are dedicated to teaching environmental awareness through conscious, positive and creative solutions to the dilemmas facing the modern world centering around Permaculture principals. We invite you to come, experience and be inspired by Punta Mona, where you will be immersed in an energy-conscious, off the grid, resourceful experience focused on healthy food systems, freedom of expression and re-learning our inherent life skills.

 

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Enjoy sea kayaking, mud bathing, wandering our extensive gardens and orchards, host or join a workshop or retreat! Indulge in our jungle gourmet cuisine, connect with the extensive wildlife, play a good game of domino, stretch out on our yoga deck and live la Pura Vida.

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We believe Punta Mona is a unique place and one that has much to teach about the things we take for granted, the power of community, immagination, equality and the beauty of living a simple, intentional life.

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