Workshops

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.   



NATURAL BUILDING - COB OVEN

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

SYNTROPIC FARMING

JUNE 23 - 28, 2019

This class has a waiting list
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.   


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NATURAL BUILDING - COB OVEN FINISHES

JUNE 30 2019

Join prominent local natural builder Ayal Bryant and the Rancho Mastatal building crew for this day workshop on cob oven finishes.  Click here for more information and to register.  


WILDERNESS FIRST RESPONDER (WFR) CERTIFICATION

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.  


NATURAL BUILDING - TIMBER FRAME CONSTRUCTION

JANUARY 19-24, 2020

An intensive 6 day workshop on square rule timber framing. We will be building a small 18’ x 12’ cabin for one of our core team members housing. Click here for more information and to register


NATURAL BUILDING & PLASTERS INTENSIVE

FEBRUARY 23-28, 2020

This 6 day intensive natural building workshop will introduce students to building with Earth using Wattle & Daub, Cob and Adobe and also delve into the wonderful world of natural plasters, including Tadelakt! For more detailed information and to register please go here


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Permaculture Design Certification Course

April 19-May 2, 2020

Join us for our annual, transformational 2-week class on permaculture design and get your PDC certification from the leading design team in Central America.


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.  


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