Our organization is creating a working model of a bio-intensive, organic, sustainable (permaculture) farm & will use this model, in conjunction with traditional teaching methods (lectures, films, literature) as a hands on learning experience. Volunteers/students will learn how to grow larger quanties of food per square meter. Using these methods, we will teach how to build our own high quality soil, maintain soil & nutrients, all while having a low carbon impact on the environment.
The program will also teach methods to develop self sustained, environmentally sound living. Our farm will implement these methods and our goal is that it will not only feed a group of volunteers, workers and directors, but will also provide additional fresh organic produce to the local community over time. We will also teach other topics such as reforestation, soil erosion prevention, community development and small farming entrepreneurship.