The Bona Fide Blog Rebirth

Hello everyone.

I’m Jim. I’m interning at Project Bona Fide and will be updating this blog for the next couple of months.

Although this blog hasn’t shown it, Project Bona Fide has been humming with activity over the past 13 months. There have been two Permaculture Design Courses, one at the Finca and one at Rancho Mastatal in Costa Rica; an undergraduate University of Vermont course taught at the Finca; and student groups from West Vancouver High School, Corpus Christi College, the University of Guelph, and Where There Be Dragons came and worked at the Finca and Mano Amiga. Buildings have been constructed, animals raised, rotated, escaped, and eaten, thousands of trees planted, businesses planned, fruits harvested, eaten, and jammed, and a countless supply of volunteers working alongside our local to develop the farm.

Over the next week, we’ll show you what’s new: new buildings, new plants and systems, new community projects at Mano Amiga, and, for the first time, animals at the Finca!

But first, a thank you: without the amazing support fund-raising from West Vancouver High School and Corpus Christi College, much of the development of Project Bona Fide you’ll see below and in upcoming posts could not have taken place. Thanks guys!

And thanks to all the volunteers, interns, service-learning and university groups who have visited, worked, sweat, laughed; thanks to everyone who helps keep PFB going and growing!

Now, some pictures

Building new garden beds
Stoning the kitchen floor
New Cob Oven at Mano Amiga

Kitchen Redesign gets underway

New piglet at the Finca

Chris, Mitch, UVM students and Osa


Silvana, Clemencia’s daughter, writes in
the kitchen during a day off from school

Learning about patterns during our PDC

Clemencia starts off our kitchen redesign with a sledgehammer

Volunteers making mango jam

Building our chicken coop

Araza fruit

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