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 […]

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 […]

Invisible Infrastructure: How We Build Our Lives Together
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Invisible Infrastructure: How We Build Our Lives Together

Developing the physical infrastructure at Rancho Mastatal gets me up every morning. I don’t need coffee nor an alarm clock; I’m just excited to keep building. Building the orchards and earthworks, furniture for my home, a better feeder for our chickens; these are the projects that rev my permaculture engine. They are concrete, you can see the […]

Evolving from Elaborate Parties in the Desert to Permanent Villages
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Evolving from Elaborate Parties in the Desert to Permanent Villages

Every year, inspired individuals leave the common culture of our modern age. They build a temporary city in the desert to experiment with an imaginative new culture based around gifting and acceptance. These gatherings have the capacity to change lives by filling participants with awe and shocking them out of complacency immersed in a rugged desert climate. […]

When College Isn’t Enough
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When College Isn’t Enough

 My university Biology major gave me a sense of urgency and despair. Global climate disruption, drastic deforestation and habitat loss, unprecedented species extinction rates, air and water toxicity, wars over scarce resources, overpopulation, and the social implications of the industrial growth society felt like an unstoppable avalanche of catastrophe. I wanted to make a difference. […]

My Journey into Shamanic Permaculture: Where Doing Meets Being
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My Journey into Shamanic Permaculture: Where Doing Meets Being

It brings such joy to witness the Permaculture movement becoming more and more popular with new projects emerging all over the globe. Many, including myself, got to know this science from the desire to find a way to return to a natural and holistic lifestyle, integrating self-sustaining organic food production and natural building. This of […]