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Andrew Ogden
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Uvita de Osa, Puntarenas, Costa Rica
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Wet/Dry Tropical
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Trinidad & Tobago Permaculture Institute Entebbe Chap. Nemenhah PermaVillage Coletivo Biowit Red de Guardianes de Semillas Molokai Permaculture Education Initiative - PRI USA & Sust`aina ble Molokai Partnership No longer at Eco Centro Soneva Fushi Jiwa Damai Permaculture Center Bali Instituto de Permacultura e Ecovilas da Mata Atlântica Random Farm SPERI - HEPA FFS - Vietnam Finca Friucion - Permaculture Land Cooperative
Conrad Goulet Curt Hardacre Daniel Brodell-Lake Dustin wallerwork@gmail.com Evelyn Bishop francine chanover Jonathan Ramsay JULIUS M. MARETE Philip Campbell Tita Sokoloff
Geoff Lawton
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About Andrew Ogden

I am a tropical Permaculturist running a farm and educational center in Southwest Costa Rica. I first worked on organic farms in North Carolina and Georgia. I received my Masters of Science in Horticulture from the University of Georgia in 2009. Organic blueberries were my research topic. I write about my experiences in a blog called Pura Vida Dreamin. (www.puravidadreamin.blogspot.com)

I first heard the word Permaculture in 1998 while volunteering at an organic farm near Chapel Hill North Carolina called Sustenance Farm. I was finishing up my BA in Anthroplogy and was tired of book learning and needed to get my hands dirty. Later, during a stint living in New Mexico I had the good fortune to take a Permaculture Design Course with Scott Pittman. Here I found home, philosophically and spiritually, design based on principles of Nature, now that made sense to me.

The tropics hooked me right me from the beginning. I think it was the first time I sunk my teeth into a fesh soursop or gunabana fruit (Anonna muricata) that really grabbed me. The world of tropical fruits and crops opened up to me like a wonderful novel. Now I run the Uvita Tropical Studies Institute at Finca Carolina in the town of Uvita in Southwest Costa Rica. I also design and construct Permaculture system for clients in the region


Blog update on Living Fences

How to get more functions out of your fence in the tropics

Posted over 9 years ago (3 comments)

Practical Permacuculture Course in Costa Rica. Ferrocement and Adobe

UTSI is proud to host a 9 Day Practical Permaculture Course at Finca Carolina on August 5 to 14, 2011

Posted almost 10 years ago (0 comments)
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My Permaculture Qualifications
Permaculture Design Course
Type: Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) course
Teacher: Scott Pittman
Location: Humminbird Ranch, Mora, New Mexico
Date: Aug 2000

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