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Itai Hauben
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San Isidro de General, Costa Rica
Climate Zone:
Wet Tropical
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My Projects

(projects i'm involved in)

Fuente Verde

Fuente Verde

Tinamastes, San Isidro de General, CR

La Ecoilla

La Ecoilla

San Mateo de Orotina, CR

Rise Costa Rica

Rise Costa Rica

Perez Zeledon, CR


(projects i'm following)

Gaia University
Alana Bliss Alejandro  Arango Berrocal Alicia Rutherford ARTURO PENICHE Asaf Chertkoff Chad Carson Chad Pilieri Chowgene Koay Conrad Goulet Curt Hardacre Daniel Halsey Dave Boehnlein Debbie Magee Dustin Hovendick Dustin wallerwork@gmail.com Evelyn Bishop Fabiola Segura - Montero Grifen Hope jacob pohlman Javier Cosp João Gonçalves kaleb culver Matthew Silfer Robert Love Rodrigo Quiros Sabrina Furrer Santiago Rubio Merodio shaul shaham Simon Echecopar Tita Sokoloff William Moore Xavier Fux
Adam Cromer Alex Kachan Asaf Chertkoff Barak Ben Hanan Bill Mollison Geoff Lawton Grifen Hope gur rotem maya dicker Melissa Schaedel Mike Kaplin Natasha Turner Penny Livingston Stark Saar Ostreiher Senem Tufekcioglu Starhawk Starhawk Stephen  Brooks Yotam & Niva Kay
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About Itai Hauben

Itai is originally from Israel but choose to live in Costa Rica.

He is the son of Masha and Arie, two amazing urban permaculturists that produce an abundance of diverse food from a tiny lot.

He is married to Melina, Colombian Agronomist Ing. graduated from the Earth University. Together they have two kids: Nevo and Alma of which they are dedicated to.

Itai has been working with Permaculture design, restorative agro-ecology and water retention landscapes since 2002. and has been applying himself to projects worldwide.

His rich experience draws from techniques applied on drylands, warm temperate, subtropical and humid tropical climates. His work goes from aid work to villages suffering malnutrition in the colombian llanos through ecovillage design schemes and up to high-end hotel edible landscaping.

Itai is very passionate about regenerative strategies, permaculture and plants. He gives permaculture design certificate courses regularly since 2006 and is a member of the Israeli Permaculture association and the Costa Rica Permaculture organization.

Itai works as the founder and director of Symbiosis Design, a regenerative design and implementation firm that works on projects of different scale in Costa Rica and other countries.

Country: Costa Rica
First name: Itai
Last name: Hauben
Email address: [email protected]

“I am a green man, as I walk through the degraded lands of this world I leave at my footprints fertile soil, trees and ponds, forests in succession, Cornucopias of bounty.

I am a Kokopeli, I play my flute and fill my bag with seeds. It is my duty to leave once the corn is ripe and the beans harden in their pods. I do not wish to go, but it just so happens that I leave before the first fruit ripens on a branch.

My feet are tired from the path, but I can't resist to go, once again, to the barren lands, to the blaze of sun and whistle of wind. it seems to be my destiny.

I will be back though! I shell return to collect the seeds, to prune or fertilize, to give advice. I'll be back to observe and learn from those who stayed.”


Join our Bilingual, spanish/English Permaculture Design course

On the 1st through the 14th of December 2012 we will be hosting an intensive PDC here at Fuente Verde Ecovillage in Costa Rica, the course will focus on proven and practical solutions for the Tropics, from the house, through the garden, food forests and t

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Consultant Pdc teacher
My Permaculture Qualifications
Comprehensive Permaculture design Course
Type: Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) course
Verifying teacher: Goor Rotem
Other Teachers: Dror Tzhori, Dor Havkin
Location: Adamama farm, Israel
Date: Dec 2001
Other course verified
Applied Permaculture Diploma
Type: Permaculture Diploma
Teacher: Gilad Margalit
Location: Costa Rica / Israel
Date: Jan 2010
Other course unverified
Type: Gardening
Teacher: John Jeavons
Location: Willits California
Date: Mar 2004
Pri verified
Permaculture Design Course
Type: Online Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) Course
Teacher: Geoff Lawton
Location: Online
Date: May 2013
Other course unverified
MSc. Ecosocial design
Type: Gaia University
Verifying teacher: Javiera Carrion
Other Teachers: Andrew Langford
Location: Online
Date: Feb 2013
20 PDC Graduates (list)
0 PRI PDC Graduates (list)
2 Other Course Graduates (list)
have acknowledged being taught by Itai Hauben
1 have not yet been verified (list)
Climate Zones
Itai Hauben has permaculture experience in:
Warm Temperate
Sub tropical
Wet/Dry Tropical
Wet Tropical
Dry Tropical
Semi Arid

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