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  • Permaculture Design Certification Course

    Permaculture Design
    Certification Course

    In partnership with the Mesoamerican Permaculture Institute (IMAP), Atitlan Organics is proud to offer this 2-week internationally recognized Permaculture Design Certification course.

    Taught in San Lucas Toliman and Tzununa, two Mayan villages on the shores of beautiful Lake Atitlan in Guatemala, the course includes:

    • Instruction from world-class teachers
    • Hands-on permaculture design projects
    • Food production with permaculture practices
    • Field visits in local communities

  • Come experience the sights, sounds, smells and tastes of a fully-functioning, small-scale, permaculture-inspired, organic farm. A guided walk through the farm, then up to a beautiful waterfall, followed by an organic lunch, 100% from the farm. Sign up for a tour today

  • Visit us at our weekly

    Market Days

    Nothing is more fun and satisifying than providing nourishing food to our community. Come see us at one of our three weekly markets:


    Iguana Perdida
    Santa Cruz la Laguna
    10:15pm - 1pm


    To be determined
    11am - 1pm


    La Escuela Caracol
    San Marcos la Laguna
    12:15pm - 1pm

    Learn more about our Market Days
  • Community Projects

    Amigos de Santa Cruz has commissioned help and services from Shad Qudsi, of Atitlan Organics, to establish a number of community projects in and around Tzununa, including:

    • Creation of four community gardens that service over 80 people
    • 40 household gray water circles that clean water and produce food
    • Ongoing dairy goat distribution for nutritious milk production in the home
    Read more about our Community Projects

Welcome to Atitlan Organics

At Atitlan Organics, we believe that farming should be fun and profitable. While we always keep our eye on local markets and bottom lines, our farm foundations lie in diversified edible landscapes, open-pollinated seeds, perennial crops, and traditional breed animals, as well as farm-produced fertility, compost teas, and homeopathic preparations.

"We are a small-scale, highly diversified, super low-input, direct-to-consumer, downright ninja farm"
-Shad Qudsi, co-founder, Atitlan Organics

The Farm

Farm Information

Atitlan Organics is a small-scale, permaculture-inspired, direct-to-market farm located in the mountains of Lake Atitlan, Guatemala. Our goal is to grow nutrient dense food for sale within the local communities, while providing training in organic production and permaculture to local farmers and international students alike.

Training & Education

At Atitlan Organics, you'll experience the cutting edge of ecological food production. From our permaculture design certification courses and introductory workshops to school field trips and local community projects, we believe that education is the key to sustainable change.

Tours & Markets

Atitlan Organics participates in a number of weekly local markets around Lake Atitlan. Find out where we are and come out to see us. Deliveries are available for recurring orders. We also offer weekly farm tours with a 100% farm-grown lunch.

Community Projects

Atitlan Organics is proud to be working with a number of NGOs and development organizations to assist in food security and agricultural development projects around Guatemala. From family gardens and grey water circles to community seed banks and dairy goat distribution programs, Atitlan Organics remains active in the community in which they farm.

We feel that through biodiversity and knowledge of a diverse set of plants, a new form of agriculture will emerge. This new agriculture will be one that will be incredibly low input and non-capital intensive, one that can be practiced on very small parcels of marginal land and still yield incredible amounts of food and other useful items. Learn more about our beliefs...

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Upcoming Workshops

Permaculture Workshops

June 14th - 20th, 2015
Great experience for travelers to learn about permaculture, sustainable living, and the design of ecological cultures. This 6 day course is an amazing value, with all food and lodging included, as well as first class instruction, hands-on practicals, and interaction with local Mayan Farmers.

About Atitlan Organics

Founded in 2010, Atitlan Organics is the brain child of Shad Qudsi and Colleen Donovan, who started this permaculture farm in Tzununa, a small Mayan village on the shores of beautiful Lake Atitlan. Focusing on sustainable food production and direct-to-market sales, the farm is also used as an educational facility for both locals and foreigners interested in small scale farming and land development.
Learn more about us

Tzununa, Solola, Guatemala
Phone: (502) 4795-3049