The Permaculture Center

Permaculture is a sustainable design science that's rooted in the observation of nature’s patterns.  It strives to integrate renewable energies, water, natural building, food supply and settlements into the harmonious natural cycles and systems of the earth. Focusing on working with, rather than against, the power of nature. Here you can learn how to read the land, observe natural cycles, create living soil and design gardens and terraces, and ponds, all while planting, tending and harvesting the food forest.

Finca Tierra’s education facility acts as a local research station for strategies, techniques and plants that are culturally acceptable and environmentally suitable, as well as for appropriate technologies which are economically viable and require low capital investment.  We aim to reintegrate local food reliance by creating nutritionally balanced diet sources, that are grown locally for the least amount of effort and input.

The site has natural buildings, food forest and organic gardens, where students and interns can learn about sustainable living, regenerative agriculture and ecological design through hands-on experience, so they can share with the world the new techniques for a sustainable global future.  

 

The education center is 100% solar powered, totally off the grid, and harvest both rainwater and natural spring water. gravity-fed water supply

The education center is 100% solar powered, totally off the grid, and harvest both rainwater and natural spring water. gravity-fed water supply

The infrastructure consists in a beautiful communal bamboo and leaf thatch kitchen, an open and roofed dining area with a cob oven, and a living/class area.

The infrastructure consists in a beautiful communal bamboo and leaf thatch kitchen, an open and roofed dining area with a cob oven, and a living/class area.

Our exotic accommodations are both private bamboo cabinas and a bunkhouse with great views.

Our exotic accommodations are both private bamboo cabinas and a bunkhouse with great views.

The showers hot water works with a thermo composting system, making it a perfect close loop nutrient cycle.

The showers hot water works with a thermo composting system, making it a perfect close loop nutrient cycle.