TIMELINE AND TUITION

The course outlines are fluid.  We have many natural builders, environmental consultants, and eco-village designers that pass through Nicaragua throughout the year and the fluid outline allows us to bring them to Harmonia on short notice.

Participants may attend any course, lecture or workshop regardless of their core interest.  We will reset several classes throughout the year, so if you miss one, no worries.

Prices include tent sites on elevated platforms until accommodations are completed, all meals Sunday- Friday afternoon, Spanish classes Tuesdays and Thursdays, guest lectures and parties.  Those staying for more than one program may use the accommodations and private kitchen during session breaks.

No refunds after the sessions start.

January 27 – April 3, 2020     $3,500

The primary focus will be construction of accommodations that participants will live in after construction.  Year long residents will have priority.

Invoking the spirit of the land
Introduction to Permaculture and Sustainability
Ecovillage design – layout, structures and the human component

Site planning:  Wind, sun, terrain and surrounding vegetation

Introduction to tools and construction terms

Basic Building concepts:  Earth brick, earth bag, sand bag, stone, cement, bamboo, tipi, casitas, 

Topographical design with swales, berms, keyline, paths, roads, stairs and living architecture
Indigenous ideas

Solar Installation
Electrical conduit and water lines
Compost toilet construction

Graywater systems

Dowsing for water

Hand dug wells
Irrigation/Water Storage
Trail building

Natural art

Glamping 101
Brick oven and kiln construction
Yoga shala construction

Stargazing
Introduction to Herbal Remedies

 

April 13 – June 12, 2020    $3,200

Mid-April to mid-May is the hottest time of the year, when the sun is directly overhead.  The  rainy season begins in May.  Classes will start at 8 a.m. to reduce the amount of time spent in the heat.

Invoking the spirit of the land
Introduction to Permaculture and Sustainability
Ecovillage design – layout, structures and the human component

Site planning:  Wind, sun, terrain and surrounding vegetation

Introduction to tools and construction terms

Basic Building concepts:  Earth brick, earth bag, sand bag, stone, cement, bamboo, tipi, casitas, 

Topographical design with swales, berms, keyline, paths, roads, stairs and living architecture
Indigenous ideas

Solar Installation
Electrical conduit and water lines
Compost toilet construction

Graywater systems

Dowsing for water

Hand dug wells
Irrigation/Water Storage
Trail building

Natural art

Glamping 101
Brick oven and kiln construction
Yoga shala construction

Stargazing
Introduction to Herbal Remedies

 

June 15 – August 14, 2020   $3,500

Introduction to Permaculture and Sustainability
Food as medicine
Agricultural self-sufficiency

Organic commercial food production

Organic home gardening, crop planning, and planting
Water retention

Composting
Natural fertilizers and pest control

Fruit and nut tree tending and grafting

Local medicinal herb identification 

Geology

Soil Analysis
Water analysis
Using reclaimed water

Plant and animal identification

Trail building

Garden art

Shamanic art

Yoga studio construction

Tipi construction

Rancho construction

August 17 – October 16, 2020  $3,500

Creating a permaculture curriculum
Introduction to Tantra (one week workshop)
Disaster prepping
Forest fire prevention techniques

Restoring nature and rebuilding “green” after disasters
Ecovillage design – layout, structures and the human component

Facets of environmentally and socially responsible businesses
Managing a diverse workforce
Revitalizing local economies and social innovation
Recycling, upcycling and repurposing
Renewable energy alternatives

Seed harvesting and storage

Beekeeping

Growing herbs and mushrooms
Weathering the weather
Meditation techniques

Indigenous teachings
Shamanic art
Creating sacred spaces
Tree identification

Animal tracking

Bird and insect identification


October 19 – December 11, 2020      
$3,500

The push will be on to complete the buildings, define the curriculum and select and schedule instructors for the grand opening of Harmonia in 2021

Creating a permaculture curriculum
Disaster prepping
Forest fire prevention techniques

Restoring nature and rebuilding “green” after disasters
Ecovillage design – layout, structures and the human component

Facets of environmentally and socially responsible businesses
Managing a diverse workforce
Revitalizing local economies and social innovation
Recycling, upcycling and repurposing
Renewable energy alternatives

Seed harvesting and storage

Growing herbs and mushrooms
Weathering the weather
Meditation techniques

Indigenous teachings
Shamanic Healing
Creating sacred spaces
Tree identification

Animal tracking

Bird and insect identification

Kitchen and Dining facilities construction

Solar oven, rocket stove and solar dehydrator construction
Blessing of the land

 

Annual Tuition (including accommodation, Spanish classes, and weekly meals during sessions):    $14,000

Early Bird:  $12,500, if pre-paid for the year by September 30, 2019

Super Early Bird:  $10,000 if pre-paid by August 1, 2019

For those who decide to continue on after completing a program, the following semester will be reduced by 10%.