“…the care of the earth is our most ancient and most worthy and, after all, our most pleasing responsibility. To cherish what remains of it, and to foster its renewal, is our only legitimate hope.” – Wendell Berry
We crave the simple life in harmon with nature, but we are trapped in the modern world. Our societies have become so fragmented that we have lost our connection to the earth and each other. We want to help you return to your roots.
Permaculture is a conscious design that allows for the integration of agriculture, water, animals, housing, education, small businesses, waste recycling and landscaping in a natural jungle environment. Permaculture, sustainability and thriving community are the foundations of Harmonia, a developing bilingual ecological education center offering courses and workshops in natural building, water systems, off-grid energy, natural medicine, agriculture, art, and so much more. Located on shore of Lago Cocibolca in Cardenas, Nicaragua, Harmonia is 263 acres of biodiversity, with rain forest, streams, waterfalls, beaches, hills, mountains, old growth forest, and meadows with stunning views of the two volcanoes that make up Isla Ometepe. We value personal freedom and creativity while working together as a community. We believe in a life that is well balanced so workshops, talks, events, celebrations, and adventures are all part of the design.
Elemental Alchemy: The Fusion of Permaculture
Our program incorporates nine components: Ecology; Agriculture and Agroecology; Sustainable Architecture and Construction; Green Infrastructure and Renewable Energy; Art and Culture; Indigenous Wisdom; Permaculture Finance and Economics; Health, Wellness and Movement; and Meditation, Gratitude and Celebration.
We invite you to join us on a learning safari in our beautiful jungle forest to explore, experiment, and experience hands-on the principles of homesteading, permaculture, and eco-village development as an apprentice in the construction of Harmonia. This is a rare opportunity to experience all facets of eco-village development with the freedom to share your creative gifts as co-creators of Harmonia. The program begins February 2020, with two- and ten-month internships. Harmonia will officially open in January 2021.
For more information our the Sustainable Ecological Development Apprentice Program, please click here.