INTRODUCTION TO PERMACULTURE
Join us on Lake Atitlan for this amazing week-long course! Through a balanced combination of hands-on practicals and inspiring presentations, participants begin to see the world through a new lenses. Every day will bring new insights, as connections are revealed and appreciation is gained for the amazing symbiosis that is possible between humans and the natural world. Great for both beginners and experienced permaculturalists alike, this course covers 70% of a regular PDC at a fraction of the cost! We believe you'd be hard-pressed to find as in-depth and inspiring a course out there at this value.
Check out a past INTRO TO PERMACULTURE Course!
- Getting Settled
- Permaculture Principles & Ethics
- Farm tour of Atitlan Organics
- Ecology of Permaculture
- The Mantras of Water
- Soil Building & Compost
- Design Methodologies
- Vegetable Cultivation
- Plant Propogation
- Food Forests & Wetlands
- Animal Systems
- Field trip to explore Mayan Permaculture Sites
- Mayan Cosmology
- Student Presentations
- Course Conclusion
UPCOMING INTRO TO PERMACULTURE COURSE
THIS COURSE includes
3 meals a day plus snacks, coffee and tea at the Bambu's amazing farm-to-table restaurant. It's seriously plate-licking good!
Facilitation, field trip excursions, course material, note packs, and other electronic information.
COST: $575 USD
We really don't think you can find another deal out there this good! There are several partial scholarships available. Please request more info through the contact form.
Pictures from Past Courses
Can't Make the Upcoming Course?
Don't worry, we run them every month! No matter when you'll be in Guatemala, we're sure that you can find a date that works for you.
Shad Qudsi, co-founder of Atitlan Organics, has 15 years experience in organic and commercial gardening and farming. He is certified in Permaculture Design and has over 6 years experience in holistic site development and homesteading. Shad originally set out to study mathematics and work in big business, but long ago had a change of heart. He can now be found dancing in his garden in Tzununa. Aside from all of this, Shad is an enthusiastic teacher who truly believes in the work he is doing. Human resiliency cannot be erased from the landscape and now, it is coming back with a gentle loving caress.
Travel and Logistics
The workshop always starts on Sunday afternoon. Participants are expected to arrive by 4pm, but are welcome to come and check in at the Bambu Guest House any time throughout the day.
Once the course starts, all food, lodging, training, and travel is covered and included in the cost of the workshop. We often travel on local pickups, which makes all excursions fun and exciting. Adventure travel!
The intensive course ends Saturday at noon, following a big brunch, student presentations, and goodbyes. We can help arrange shuttles to and from the airport, Antigua, or anywhere else. Just let us know if you need this service.
Upon writing us to express interest, we will send an FAQ and a food allergy questionnaire. We can accommodate almost all requests including vegan, gluten free, and vegetarian diets, etc.