How Mentorship will Help our Permaculture Community Grow
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How Mentorship will Help our Permaculture Community Grow

  Mentorship may be one of the biggest opportunities for growth in our fledgling permaculture movement. There is interest in professional careers as permaculture designers, but the field lacks quality mentoring opportunities. By these I mean mentoring in a specific field, by a professional who has years of experience, with the goal of developing a […]

30 Impact Centers in 30 Days: Here’s the Low-Down on Sustainable Travel in Costa Rica
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30 Impact Centers in 30 Days: Here’s the Low-Down on Sustainable Travel in Costa Rica

What an adventure! This past July, three members of the NuMundo team embarked on a journey to Costa Rica to visit the newest impact centers in our network. We wanted to see and experience these amazing projects first-hand and grow our network of impact centers. What are they? Impact centers are sustainable living and educational […]

8 Things I Learned From My Shamanic Permaculture Course in Peru
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8 Things I Learned From My Shamanic Permaculture Course in Peru

It has been six months since I left Peru and the lessons are still sinking in. I vividly remember the journey to Paititi Institute, an impact center where I took my Shamanic Permaculture Design Course. A spine-chilling yet breathtaking drive through serpentine mountain roads with peaks of almost 5,000 meters.  Majestic valleys, mountain lakes, and […]

ECHO: How 72 Hours with Strangers Can Transform Your Life
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ECHO: How 72 Hours with Strangers Can Transform Your Life

When was the last time you really looked at someone in the eyes? Or allowed yourself to embrace vulnerability? Or practiced gifting unconditionally? I am at a breathtaking eco-friendly retreat center and community called Puerta A La Vida in Costa Rica near a seaside town on the Pacific Coast. Crickets chirping, howler monkeys roaring, butterflies […]

The Green Mind: How to Rewild Your Life Permaculture Style
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The Green Mind: How to Rewild Your Life Permaculture Style

I sit quietly; the noises of the jungle are constant in the background. The hum of cicadas reaches its crescendo at dusk, it’s almost deafening. The tropical birds sing their songs, there’s the tranquil sound of the creek I’m camping next to washing over the rocks, passing by me. I’m drawing to the end of […]

The Value of Tech Free Time in a High-Tech World
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The Value of Tech Free Time in a High-Tech World

According to a Time Magazine article from December 2015, the average adult in the United States checks their phone 46 times a day. In this modern era, many of us are constantly connected to some type of device. Although this may make us feel we are connected to a broad network of people and ideas, what is […]