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Alana Bliss
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San Agustin, Perez Zeledon, San Jose, Costa Rica
Climate Zone:
Wet/Dry Tropical

My Projects

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Finca Friucion - Permaculture Land Cooperative

Finca Friucion - Permaculture Land Cooperative

San Agustin, Perez Zeledon, CR


(projects i'm following)

Finca Friucion - Permaculture Land Cooperative Uvita Tropical Studies Institute (UTSI)
Adrian Fischer Andrew Millison Bronwyn White Chad Pilieri Conrad Goulet David Rivera Ospina Evelyn Bishop Hani Eskander Hubert de Kalbermatten Jessa York Jonathan Dempster Kevin JORGE NOVIO Tim Oliver
Albert Bates Andrew Millison Anthony Andrist Carly Gillham Cecilia Macaulay Christopher Nesbitt Dave Johnson Ezio Gori Geoff Lawton Itai Hauben Jude Hobbs Kevin Thien Meleana Judd Paul Kean Pedro Franco Tamara Griffiths Theron Beaudreau Tim Oliver Victor Barahona
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About Alana Bliss

I grew up in Minnesota between the twin cities or Minneapolis/St. Paul and the north shores of the boundary waters. I have always had a deep love for the earth and all her inhabitants, and felt a calling to help "right the wrongs" that our species have been inflicting on our environment and each other. Although, I was called to make a difference at a young age, I wasn't sure where to begin. So I focused on understanding the cause for our human suffering and why we chose to disconnect from our earth. After the birth of my 1st son, I found permaculture and now live on a budding intentional community and permaculture model in Costa Rica.

As soon as I learned about permaculture, I knew I needed to learn more. I had started college for environmental studies, but didn't find what I was looking for as far as solutions for current issues. I took my PDC at ECOSA Institute in Prescott Arizona and was thrilled. I chose that program because it was a month long and I felt I needed more than the standard 2 week course. I developed a great connection with the teacher and felt a deep support in the process. I returned to my home in Minnesota and began simple implementations, but I found restrictions, legal as well as climatic. I had always dreamed of living somewhere with a year round growing season and on an intentional community. So, after my first husband died, I mourned him, healed, and met my present husband, we bought a diesel school bus rv, converted to run on waste veggie oil, and drove south. We eventually found our farm and we live here now. Once we were grounded I returned to the US to do my Permaculture Teacher's Training in Corvallis, Oregon with Cascadia Permaculture.

Finca Fruicion was born from the fruition of our efforts, and we have been blessed with our first community member, Desiree Wells, a permaculture teacher with 10 years experience in Costa Rican jungle permaculture. Together, we are establishing a model for practical permaculture that we can share with the locals to assist them in transforming the current cows and coffee paradigm to a more forest-oriented design. We are also setting up the infrastructure for an intentional community of those interested in being living examples of a sustainable lifestyle. We have set up a grass roots infrastructure to host volunteers, permaculture interns and apprentices. We welcome those interested. We are also interested in setting up a school for youth to learn cooperative oriented, solution based ways of life.


Permaculture Design Course & Permie Kid's Camp in Costa Rica

2 week PDC and kid's camp July 2nd - 16th at Finca FruiciĆ³n in Costa Rica. Followed by a Permaculture in Action tour & practicum. 3 organic, locally grown meals and camping included in the cost.

Posted almost 11 years ago (0 comments)

Finca Fruicion Update

Rains have passed and we have a lot going on. An earthen floor, earthbag construction, food production, PDC, volunteers, and more...

Posted over 12 years ago (1 comments)
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My Permaculture Qualifications
ECOSA Institute's PDC
Type: Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) course
Verifying teacher: Andrew Millison
Other Teachers: Brad Landcaster, John Todd
Location: Prescott, Arizona
Date: Aug 2006
Other course verified
Cascadia PC Teacher's Training
Type: Teacher Training
Verifying teacher: Jude Hobbs
Other Teachers: Andrew Millison
Location: Corvallis, Oregon
Date: Aug 2009
Other course verified
The Farm Ecovillage Natural Building Internship
Type: Internship
Teacher: Albert Bates
Location: The Farm, Summerville, Tennesee
Date: Oct 2006
Permaculture Design Course
Type: Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) course
Teacher: Andrew Millison
Location: Prescott, Arizona
Date: Aug 2006
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Climate Zones
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Cold Temperate
Wet/Dry Tropical

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