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.