February 25, 2017 - March 11, 2017
At Maya Mountain Research Farm, Belize
San Pedro Columbia, Toledo District, Belize
Co-taught by Marisha Auerbach, Albert Bates, Christopher Nesbitt, Celini Logan, and Anandi Premlall
"Food Security through Biodiversity"
Through lecture, discussion, small groups, site visits, participants will gain the tools to create sustainable, ecologically based homes, farms, businesses and communities.
Tucked into the foothills of the Maya Mountains, two miles up river from the village of San Pedro Columbia in southern Belize, Maya Mountain Research Farm is a working demonstration farm and registered NGO that promotes sustainable agriculture, appropriate technology and food security using permaculture principles and applied biodiversity. With over 28 years of organic management and conversion from an abandoned citrus and cattle farm to a biologically diverse polyculture, MMRF is one of Central Americas oldest permaculture farms. Students who attend this course get a chance to learn permaculture in a venue that is the product of decades worth of permaculture design work.
During the class, you will integrate what you are learning by walking through an established 28 year old food forest. The river is crystal clear and perfect for swimming. All food comes from the watershed of the site. The teachers offer a diversity of experience in many climates throughout the world.
Place: Maya Mountain Research Farm, San Pedro Columbia, Toledo, BELIZE, Central America
Cost: USD1500/B$3000 if paid after January 1, 2017.
Early bird discount: USD1250/B$2500 if paid by January 1, 2017
Includes organic farm fresh meals, all course materials and expeditions*, comfortable accommodation at the farm, and a certificate of Permaculture Design upon completion of the course.
For details, or to register, please contact Christopher Nesbitt at email@example.com.