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Hey everybody, great opportunity here.  I was there last year and it was an
amazing experience:

        
        Permaculture Design Course: Isla Ometepe, Nicaragua
                January 31-February 13, 2011
 
Come join us! This course takes place from January 31 ­ February 13 at
Project Bonafide (www.projectbonafide.com). Project Bonafide is a 43-acre
permaculture site that has been in development for nearly a decade. It has
become an important center for education and community development.
Infrastructure includes: natural buildings, terraced and medicinal plant
gardens, an extensive nursery, fruit and nut orchards, food forests, native
timber forestry, timber bamboo plantings, drip-irrigation and ferrocement
technologies, renewable energy systems, and composting toilets. Outreach
includes social programs that provide educational opportunities based in
ecological agriculture, community reforestation efforts, local seed and
plant exchanges, a children's nutritional kitchen, and a new community
center and library that allows Bonafide to be an area for cultural exchange
on the island and beyond.
 
Course Description: Specific topics include:
-site analysis and design from the tropics to temperate regions
-landscape master planning and microclimate design
-pattern recognition and reading the landscape
-design for climate change
-regenerative land management
-water catchment, storage, filtration, and distribution
-biologically based treatment of grey and black water
-natural building techniques
-plant propagation and organic horticulture
-soil rehabilitation and fertility strategies
-myco-forestry 
-orchard design and maintenance
-renewable energy 
-local and regenerative economics
Šand much, much more!
 
Instructors: Chris Shanks (USA), Kristofer Fallas (Costa Rica), Nevis Ortiz
Mairena (Nicaragua), and Maria Eugenia Hernandez (Nicaragua)
Course Fee: $1250, includes housing and delicious meals
 
Contact: Jackie Pitts at [log in to unmask]
Website: www.projectbonafide.com