As someone who has worked on multiple permaculture farms, I was very excited to see this one in person and signed on as a volunteer. However, I quickly found that the leadership was unable to effectively manage the site and the people. The work I did for them in exchange for food and housing was unrelated to permaculture and I learned nothing from my stay. I was used as free labor and received little in exchange. Having paid for this experience and not received what I was promised in return, I would not recommend this program. That being said, if you know nothing about permaculture or are only looking to stay for a few days, you'll probably like it.
Nicaragua is a less touristed destination than some of its neighbors like costa rica, Belize, and Guatemala. Because of this, it is a relatively untarnished country with plenty of surfing spots, volcanoes, and divers paradises. Nicaragua is abundant in natural beauty and everything here comes with a smaller price-tag than other Latin American countries.
About Project Bona Fide
Project Bona Fide (PBF), a non-profit organization and NGO, is a demonstrative permaculture site and experience-based learning center that utilizes permaculture design, agroforestry, research & education, and community collaboration to promote food security on Isla de Ometepe in southwest Nicaragua.Our vision is to educate and expose people to the...