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Birdie Eaton
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This is a message reaching out to anyone practicing permaculture in Central America who may need a volunteer, or would be willing to show their gardens to me as I float along. I am an artist from USA with a background in art, conservation, sustainable organic farming, gardening, and WWOOFing. In 2014 I plan to travel north from Costa Rica and visit/volunteer/experience many different permaculture systems, displays of ancient art, and enjoy the tropical climate as well. I intend to take a permaculture design course but haven't decided when and where yet. I am especially interested in volunteering where I can learn about growing many tropical fruits, and coffee and cacao. I am a hard worker, fresh out of a full season of organic farming in California and ready to escape forever from the ideas of production/market farming for the principles of permaculture.

Do you have (or know of) a garden/homestead that follows the principles of peramculture in Central America?
I am interested in: work exchange -harvesting, planting etc, natural building, artistic projects, herbalism, camping/hiking, soaking up some permie knowledge
Very tenative schedule for 2014 is::
Costa Rica -Jan/Feb
Nicaragua -Feb/March
Honduras- march
Mexico -April?May?June?
This will be altered as I find the happenings and work exchanges that may accept me for a month or so.
(If all goes well I will continue traveling north up through US and visit friends/permies in California, and go up through Canada.)

I am seeking a massive overload of permaculture inspiration and travel that will lead me to my next great adventure of potentially settling down a bit in an intentional community.

Please let me know if you have any advice for my trip! Viva la permacultura!
christopher nesbitt
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We would love to have you visit us. I manage Maya Mountain Fesearch Farm in southern Belize, which was founded in 1988. We are the oldest permaculture project in Central America. You can visit us. Also, our PDC will be in February. I have attached the info about this, below:

We will be having our upcoming 9th Annual permaculture design course in San Pedro Columbia, Toledo, Belize from the 10th through the 22nd of February, 2014. We would love to have you here for this event.

This is a certificate course that follows the standard established 72 hour curriculum. This years teachers will be Albert Bates, Marisha Auerbach, Nicole Foss and myself, Christopher Nesbitt. The course costs USD1250, and that covers all food and lodging, field trips (with the exception of fees to National Parks or Archeological sites) and material for the course. You can read bios of the teachers at our web site, http://www.mmrfbz.org/_9th_Annual_Permaculture_Design_Course.html or read more about the farm at www.facebook.com/MayaMountainResearchFarm

For each three international students, we are able to provide a scholarship to local students.

The venue of Maya Mountain Research Farm is one of Central Americas oldest permaculture farms, a former cattle and citrus farm that, over a period of the last 25 years, has been rehabilitated into a lush tropical food forest. Accommodations are simple, but clean, with photovoltaic powered lights in every room. It is truly a wonderful place to learn about permaculture, whether you are new to permaculture or have several design courses under your belt. This is a good opportunity to see permaculture principles and practices as MMRF is the result of thought, design work and decades of work.

If you have questions, please feel free to write me, at info(at)mmrfbz.org, or call 001-501-630-4386.

We hope to see you here.
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