The Permaculture Center

Natural Buildings, Organic Gardens and Food Forest

Forest Farm and Organic Gardens

A regenerative forest system, which produces fruits, roots, nuts, vegetables, fish and eggs.


Gastronomically we aim to reintegrate local food reliance by creating nutritionally balanced plates that are grown locally.

Forest Farm Products


At Finca Tierra you can study tropical humid forest life in one of the most biodiverse areas on Earth. There’s a spectacular variety of colorful tropical flowers, exotic plants and huge jungle trees that are home of a wide variety of wildlife.  Here you can learn about traditional Afro-Caribbean and indigenous Bri-Bri therapeutic uses of plants. Native herbs, tree barks, leaves and roots are used in natural remedies, tonics, shampoos and soaps. The medicinal and culinary properties of tropical flora are cures are for both the body and the spirit.


Rainforest animal life at Finca Tierra, includes howler, capuchin and spider monkeys, varieties of toucans and macaws, as well as anteaters, kinkajous, sloths, armadillos, and brightly colored snakes and frogs.  There are felines, like ocelots, jaguarundis and margays, and jungle types of porcupines, opossums, and raccoons, plus some very crazy looking insects. 


Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, a place where the ocean and the jungle meet in perfect harmony.