PERMACULTURE and natural building IN LAKE ATITLAN
Atitlan Organics is located in the small Mayan village of Tzununa, which is on the north shore of Lake Atitlan, Guatemala. Founded in 2010, we have focused on building and maintaining a fully-functional, profitable, organic, permaculture farm. Today, our farm is host to an enormous amount of diversity including dairy goats, chickens, vegetables, coffee, bees, and well over 200 useful plant species. Over the past few years, the farm has also begun to host various human activities. We now offer Introduction to Permaculture Courses almost every month, as well as Natural Building Courses and Permaculture Design Certification Courses.
Permaculture design certification
Here at Atitlan Organics, we love to share knowledge and become inspired by others. One of the ways we do so is our Permaculture Design Certification Courses, which bring together teachers, students, and guest lecturers from all over the world to collaborate. Each course usually brings together people from Guatemala, North America, Central America, Europe, and elsewhere into a crazy, energetic, fun whirlwind of activity! The course itself is 90+ hours and covers the full curriculum as laid out by Bill Mollison and Dave Holmgren (the founders of Permaculture), as well as unique themes such as Yoga and Inner Work, or Mayan Cosmology and Ancestral Traditions, or Market Gardening and Permaculture Entrepreneurship. We work with some of the best Permaculturalists out there, and would love to meet you on one of our upcoming PDCs!
We don't just do PDCs! We also host Introduction to Permaculture Courses and Introduction to Natural Building Courses throughout the year, as well as annual Social Permaculture Courses and more. All Intro courses are 1 week long and include food and lodging at the Bambu Guest House, just down the road from the farm. Whether you've been interested in Permaculture for awhile now, or are just looking for something new and exciting to do on your travels, we're certain you'll come away amped up to Go Forth and Permify!
FROM OUR BLOG
Plant Propagation, Yogurt Making, How to Grow a Food Forest, and more . . . our blog's got something for everyone. We hope you enjoy!
not in guatemala?
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