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Matthew Duffy
Kalu Yala, Panama, Panama
Climate Zone:
Wet Tropical
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Mark Olsen Robert Love
barros guillaume Daniel Owsiany Geoff Lawton Joe May Jorge Montezuma Laura Killingbeck Ryan Anawaty Scott Gallant
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About Matthew Duffy

I'm from Hampton, Va and graduated with a degree in Environmental Science from UNCW in Fall 2014. I've had hands on experience working on organic and permaculture farms and gardens for 4 years. In the Summer of 2013 I was an agriculture intern at Kalu Yala, a sustainable town being built in the Tres Brazos region of Panama. In December 2014 I became the Director of Sustainable Agriculture at Kalu Yala and currently maintain that position regeneratively cultivating land there and garnering a deeper understanding and relationship of tropical strategies and techniques, our neighbors and Central American Permaculturalists, and the local ecosystem to create our food forest. I currently lead, on average, groups of 8 to 10 interns in implementing sustainable agriculture curriculum centered around permaculture ethics, principles, and techniques while engaging the interns in experiential learning through working and actively participating in the design of our farm. I received my certificate in permaculture design from Rancho Mastatal in Costa Rica in April of 2015.

I'm interested in connecting with other practitioners of Permaculture Design in Panama and Central America to share info, consult, cooperate, and grow together to fortify the permaculture movement in Central America. I'd love to organize hosting permaculturalists here at Kalu Yala or traveling with my interns to other permaculture sites for field trips. Please contact me if you're interested in visiting Kalu Yala, hosting Kalu Yalans, or just chatting. Looking forward to connecting!


My Badges
Consultant Aid worker
My Permaculture Qualifications
Permaculture Design Course
Type: Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) course
Verifying teacher: Scott Gallant
Other Teachers: Chris Shanks, Laura Killingbeck, Mitch Haddad, Rachel Jackson
Location: Costa Rica
Date: Apr 2015

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