[permaculture] Permaculture in Central America bike tour

loren luyendyk loren at sborganics.com
Mon Apr 16 02:09:00 EDT 2012

Hi Marie-

Sounds like a fun trip!  We made a trip several years ago and visited the Instituto Mesoamericana de Permacultura in Atitlan Guatemala.  

Also check out Project Bona Fide on Isla Omatepe in Nicaragua:

I have never been there but you may also want to check out Finca de las Nubes in Nica:

buena suerte!
Loren Luyendyk
ISA Certified Arborist #WE 7805A
Permaculture Design & Education
(805) 452-8249

> Date: Sun, 15 Apr 2012 11:32:20 -0500
> From: marie.psycat at gmail.com
> To: permaculture at lists.ibiblio.org
> Subject: [permaculture] Permaculture in Central America bike tour
> Hola!
> My name is Marie and I have been subscribed to the permaculture mailing 
> list for one year. Last year I lived in Detroit, Michigan, supporting 
> the urban farming movement by helping the local farms in the city of 
> Detroit- in the garden and buying local produce. I was enrolled in two 
> permaculture courses taught and hosted by Killian O' Brian, Larry 
> Santoyo and Keith Johnson. I also assisted in the construction of roof 
> thatching with harvested phragmites reeds at Deanne Bednar's Strawbale 
> Studio. The year I lived in Detroit, I fell in love with the 
> Permaculture vision, learning and integrating the concepts into my 
> everyday habits.
> Since November 2011, I said goodbye to America to tour Latin America by 
> way of riding my bicycle. My plan is to ride as far as Patagonia. I 
> crossed the border of Nogales, Mexico and rode though Mexico 4,000 
> kilometers. Currently, I am in San Cristobal de las Casas, weeks away 
> from entering Guatemala. I just began to travel with my partner, Piem, 
> who is expert in music signal processing and is involved in the Debian 
> project. He is equipped with high definition video cameras and we will 
> be filming more, creating small videos about what we are doing.
> My inquiry is: would anyone recommend me Central American (even South 
> American) permaculture recourses? I would be interested to visit 
> projects supporting indigenous cultures, environment protection,  
> natural construction, and organic farming- anything and everything to do 
> with permaculture. More so, I want to share these experiences and 
> learning opportunities with my blog followers and facebook friends. I 
> try to take every opportunity to share these holistic concepts with 
> everyone, in hopes that others will be inspired, as I have been.
> I want to add that I am not looking to enroll in a PDC. But if you have 
> information related to this, I am open to it.
> My blog is: thelongdistancetruth.wordpress.com.
> My email is thelongdistancetruth at gmail.com
> Piem's blog is: m.piem.org
> Muchas gracias!
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