Finca Las Hormigas Apprenticeship

 

Are you looking for an experiential learning experience where you can deepen your knowledge in Permaculture, acquire new skills, and put everything into practice?

Our 10 week Permaculture Apprenticeship Program is for anyone looking for an immersive experience in the heart of the Caribbean jungle.

This immersive experience will be a perfect combination of weekly lectures and hand on work that will allow you to gain a comprehensive understanding of permaculture and be able to confidently move forward your personal pursuits in the Permaculture world, whether that will be building your own homestead or starting an impactful movement.

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Overview of our apprenticeship program

  • The foundations of Permaculture 

Soil, water and ecology.

  • Permaculture design
    Vision, ethics, design principles and processes, observation and language of nature, zones, sectors

  • Garden and plant systems
    Design of regenerative, agro-ecological, edible landscapes 

  • Permaculture lifestyle
    Energy, toilet systems, wastewater, building design considerations

  • Basics of natural building design 

Soil testing and understanding clay, plasters, earther construction

  • Farm to table

Dehydrating food, fermentation, creating kimchi, pickles and sour krauts, processing local spices, harvesting in processing tropical tubers, making kombucha and ginger beer, using alternative cooking techniques, and making farm to table meals. 

  • Social Permaculture

How to run a permaculture farm, the invisible structures behind the farming life.

 
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This program is for you if...

  • You have a drive for environmental conservation, regenerative farming and an off the grid life. 

  • You are committed to becoming part of a diverse engaging permaculture community with all the blessings and challenges that come with it. 

  • You are curious about living a simple life in deep connection with Earth.

  • You are responsible, reliable and a good time keeper 

  • You are an eager learner, a hard worker and are ready to transform your life.

 

The apprenticeship includes

  • Weekly lectures in the areas listed above.

  • Lodging in a shared accommodation for up to 4 people. We do have private accommodation for an additional fee. 

  • Sheet, pillows and blankets

  • Three fresh vegetarian meals a day.

  • A certificate of completion

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The farm is a magical place. You are in close contact with nature in every aspect of it. The bungalows are cozy and beautiful, the common area and kitchen is well equipped and there's a nice vibe going on at all time. 

Manu and the rest of the team are extremely knowledgeble about this kind of life, and they made me feel welcome from the first moment I stepped in.


They're growing quick, highly recommended! 

Marco - Italia

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Apprenticeship information, application process and tuition

 

Dates 


October Arrival

Monday October 3rd - Monday December 12th

November Arrival 

Monday November 7th - Monday January 16th


Application process 


To start the application process you must fill out the form that you will find in the Apply now button.  All applications will be screened by our admissions team, if you meet the criteria we will schedule an interview. Once you have passed the interview process you will have 2 weeks to make the $350 to secure your spot. 


We only have up to 9 spots available!


Tuition $1000


Deposit $350 now to secure your place and then pay the remaining balance of $650, 15 days prior to the start of the apprenticeship.


  • The $350 deposit is non refundable. 


If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at jahel@fincalashormigas.com