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March 8th -  March 17th, 2023

Tropical Retreat

10 Day Permaculture Immersion

A 10-day immersion that will allow you to live a simple life in deep connection with nature, while you learn the basics of Permaculture, where we offer you a unique Permaculture farming experience in the midst of the tropical jungle.

You will be staying at Finca Las Hormigas, a Permaculture Community blending education, discovery and regenerative farming,  nestled in the heart of the Southern Caribbean of Costa Rica, the place where the jungle meets the sea.

 

Our desire is to create an environment and community that optimizes the beauty and magic and power of living in synchronicity with nature, in a regenerative manner.

 

During your stay at Finca Las Hormigas, you will become part of our community and we learn how to apply Permaculture principles in the tropics.

 

The abilities you will learn with us will stay with you so you can apply them anywhere you go.

 

Perhaps you have been daydreaming of…

  • Creating your own homestead

  • Living a self-sufficient lifestyle

  • Contributing to restoring harmony with the natural world with your daily actions

We want to allow you to have a first-hand experience of what it is like to live in a deep connection with nature and have the opportunity to dive into the world of Permaculture.

 

In our 10-day Immersion program you will receive a combination of theory and lots of hands-on practical experience, so you can gain confidence and acquire tropical farming skills.

What's Included

  • 10 Day Stay at Finca Las Hormigas

 

This experience would not be the same if you don't get to experience the farm life yourself. You will stay in a rustic yet very comfortable bungalow. If you choose the share option you will be sharing your space with up to 4 people, you can also have a private bungalow for an additional  $300 price. 

 

  • 3 delicious Vegetarian meals a day

 

A farmer needs to be well nourished. We will offer you 3 daily delicious, natural and organic meals a day, using many ingredients that we harvest directly from our gardens. 

 

  • Daily Permaculture classes

 

Everyday you will have lectures or workshops on fundamentals of permaculture, ecology, farm systems, soil and more. 

 

  • Hands-on experience

 

We strongly believe in experiential learning, and that we learn best by doing. So you will have plenty of opportunities to apply what you are learning during class. 

 

  • Cultural field trips

 

We will have a couple of field trips to balance the farm life and allow you to experience what our beach town has to offer. 

 

  • A dedicated farm staff

 

During the duration of your stay, you will have a farm member that will be fully dedicated to your group to support you to make the best out of this experience.

The Itinerary  

Just like life itself, this schedule is subject to change. But our 10-day immersion will look something like this:

Day 1 - Welcome to Finca Las Hormigas

  • Orientation and Intros

  • Farm Tour 

 

Day 2 - Fundamentals

  • Learn about Bribri Cosmovision

  • Intro to Permaculture

 

Day 3 - Farm to table

  • Morning of weeding, identifying edible plants and harvesting them

  • Fermentation workshop

 

Day 4 - Soil

  • Tour of the soil lab and work on the composting systems

  • Soil workshop

 

Day 5 - Field Trip Day

  • Cacao Tour

  • Waterfall Tour

Day 6 - Beach and Surf

  • Beach hopping tour 

  • Surf class with amazing Naima (optional)

 

Day 7 - Cook and relax

  • Caribbean cooking class

  • Massages available (optional)

 

Day 8 - Plant Systems

  • Work on plant Propagation

  • Plant systems workshop

 

Day 9 - Farm Systems

  • Work on the maintenance of the different farm systems in teams

  • Farm systems workshop

 

Day 10 - Social Permaculture

  • This day you get to choose your farm work

  • Social Permaculture Workshop

  • Final discussion to integrate the learning

  • Farewell Party

The Lodging

This experience would not be the same if you don't get to experience farm life yourself. You will stay in a rustic yet very comfortable bungalow, where you have the option to share a bungalow with other 3 wonderful people, or a private bungalow. 

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Shared bungalow $1500

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Private bungalow $1800

Join us now!

You will receive a combination of theory and lots of hands-on practical experience, so you can gain confidence and acquire tropical farming skills.

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