|San Isidro de General, Costa Rica
(projects i'm involved in)
Tinamastes, San Isidro de General, CR
San Mateo de Orotina, CR
Manzanillo Gandoca Refuge, CR
Perez Zeledon, CR
(projects i'm following)
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.”
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
|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
|Applied Permaculture Diploma
|Type: Permaculture Diploma
|Teacher: Gilad Margalit
|Location: Costa Rica / Israel
|Date: Jan 2010
|Permaculture Design Course
|Type: Online Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) Course
|Teacher: Geoff Lawton
|Date: May 2013
|MSc. Ecosocial design
|Type: Gaia University
|Verifying teacher: Javiera Carrion
|Other Teachers: Andrew Langford
|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)
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