Come join our team for an intensive 6-day agroforestry systems and site design course in the tropical paradise of the Maya Mountain Research Farm!
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Course Overview: Led by local permaculture experts and world-class design instructors this practical, hands-on course, we will focus on both the design process and the development of detailed infrastructure plans for regenerative farming systems.
Learning from and building on the maturing agroforestry systems of Maya Mountain’s educational facility, design teams will develop design options for hillside farming systems, water and access infrastructure, and soil-generating polycultures.
Details: We will review the basic types of perennial farming systems, including tree cropping, perennial polycultures, silvopasture and other crop-livestock integrated systems, coppice, and support elements from contour hedgerows to green corrals. Perennial crops will be addressed, including an inventory of no-till perennial staple crops of the world. Case studies of working perennial market farms from both cold and tropical climates will provide inspiration, lessons, and models for mimicry.
This Advanced Permaculture Design Course is open to Permaculture Design Course graduates and others with on-the-ground experience in permaculture and agroforestry. Graduates will gain an Advanced Design Certificate.
Dates: March 9nd through 14th, 2014 at Maya Mountain Research Farm a tropical agroforestry center in Southern Belize.
Cost: $650. Includes course, food, and lodging. Travel expenses are not included.
Host Site: Maya Mountain Research Farm in Southern Belize is a lush tropical food forest filled perennial crops and delicious fruit. Established in 1988, Maya Mountain is one of Central America’s oldest permaculture farms and demonstrates mature agroforesty systems.
Application: Please fill out an application form here: Application.