We host a variety of life-changing workshops related to sustainability, homesteading, permaculture and wilderness medicine.  We also offer day workshops on many of these same topics and receive numerous groups throughout the year that participate in our transformational educational programs.  Come and take a class, course or workshop from one of the leaders in sustainability education.   

The Art of Building with Clay and Polished Plasters

MARCH 29 - APRIL 6, 2019

This course will introduce students to the fascinating art of polished plasters and clay carving whilst focusing on technique and application.  We will also introduce students to the theory and practice of building with clay using adobes, cob and wattle and daub.   Click here for more information and to register.  

Permaculture design certification (PDC)

April 14 - 28, 2019

Join our diverse team of permaculture instructors led by Scott Gallant for this annual life-changing 2-week experience.   The course covers the core Permaculture Design curriculum and emphasizes creating diverse multi-functional human landscapes based on ecological patterns.   Click here for more information and to register.


MAY 7 - 9, 2019

Learn the art of distilling essential oils, alcohols and hydrosols of plants for medicinal use.  A three day workshop exploring the practical and theoretical aspects of creating a personalized apothecary using home grown or wild harvested plants.  Click here for more information and to register.   

Agro-Forestry Skills Inspired by the Forest: Orchard Planning, Propagation, Planting, and Production

MAY 7 - 9, 2019

An intensive three day workshop looking at the development, maintenance and products of a successful orchard in the tropics. We will adapt what works in the forest to our agro-forestry projects.  Click here for more information and to register.  

Sustainable Practice: Homesteading to Skin Care

MAY 12 - 16, 2019

An immersive training and overview in traditional homesteading and herbal medicine practices brought to you by the co-founders of Atabey Botanicals, a social enterprise dedicated to supporting you develop practical applications of sustainability into your lifestyle that will improve your health and well being and protect the environment.  Click here for more information and to register.  

Tropical Home Brewing and Fermentation

JUNE 3 - 6, 2019

An intensive training (and tasting) in home brewing and fermentation in the tropics. During this course we will cover a range of brewing styles, including traditional wild ferments (e.g. Chicha) as well as contemporary Ales and Ciders.  Click here for more information and to register.   

Natural Building - Cob Oven Workshop

JUNE 8-9 2019

Join prominent local natural builder Ayal Bryant for this weekend long Cob Oven Workshop.  The course will involve an introduction to Cob Ovens, the theory of cob ovens, the destruction of the old Rocket stove oven, and the construction of the new Cob Oven.  Click here for more information and to register.    


Syntropic Farming Course

JUNE 23 - 28, 2019

Syntropic Farming is a farming revolution grown out of Brazil and made famous by Ernst Gotsch and the Life in Syntropy short documentary. Syntropic Farming seeks to cultivate resilient ecosystems that are abundant, financially viable and heal abused land. It asks us, as stewards of the land to live in harmony with nature.  Click here for more information and to register.   


Natural Building Tour & Introduction - Cob Oven Finishes

JUNE 29-30 2019

Join prominent local natural builder Ayal Bryant and the Rancho Mastatal building crew for this weekend long Introduction to Natural Building.  On Saturday students will be introduced to some of the concepts of natural building and take part in an extensive natural building tour of Rancho Mastatal.  Click here for more information and to register.  

Wilderness First Responder (WFR) Certification Course

AUGUST 5 - 14, 2019

Join us for our annual 72-hour wilderness medicine certification course for people living in remote and rural locations, guides, tour operators, lodge owners and anyone looking to become a more competent health provider.  Click here for more information and to register.  

We offer partial scholarships to Central Americans for many of our workshops  and our year-long apprenticeship.  Please contact us for more information and/or fill out a Scholarship Form.