[permaculture] Nicaragua Permaculture Design Course, June 11-25 2013; Isla de Ometepe

Jackie Pitts jackie at projectbonafide.com
Mon Mar 25 10:54:21 EDT 2013


This course takes place from June 11-25 2013 at Project Bonafide, a 43-acre
permaculture site on the volcanic island of Ometepe in Nicaragua that has
been in development for over a decade. It offers the standard PDC
curriculum with a special emphasis on forest gardening in the tropics.
Particular attention will be given to forest garden design,
<http://forums.gardenweb.com/forums/editpost.cgi#> layout and planting, in
addition to agro-forests, wildlife corridors, agro-silvo-pastoral systems
and agroecology. Although we will be in a tropical setting, many of the
techniques will transfer directly to any climate. Students should expect to
receive resources and plant lists for many climates as part of the course

Planting season will be in full swing during this course! Students can
expect significant hands-on experience putting knowledge into practice on
the farm through planting, erosion and flood water management, adaptive
designs for living spaces in the tropics, and water catchment and storage
strategies. Since this course also occurs at the height of mango season,
students will also be involved in harvesting, post harvest handling, and
processing of value-added products. This is big fruit time in the tropics,
so expect to eat lots of delicious local fruit!

*Cost: *$1300, including all meals and accommodations*

*Instructors: *Chris Shanks, Simon Evers, Mitch Haddad and various local
guest instructors

*For more information*, check out our website at
www.projectbonafide.com/courses OR contact Jackie at
jackie at projectbonafide.com

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