Student Groups

We offer experience-based learning opportunities for high school, university and adult students interested in learning about sustainable agriculture, permaculture, and sustainable agriculture.

We work with student groups (e.g. gap year, study abroad programs, high school and universities)  to train and teach hands-on, transferable skills and empower students to take this knowledge back to their own communities. We design a personalized educational curriculum based on the needs of the student(s). We typically mix class time and workshops (see possible options below) with work on our 26-acre demonstrative farm. We can also offer help in arranging logistics such as healthy meals, accommodation in local homestays and tourist activities on beautiful Isla Ometepe.

Courses and Workshops: PBF has diverse expertise in sustainable living and can offer workshops and classes to students in the following areas:

  • Permaculture Design
  • Natural Building
  • Farm-to-Table Cooking
  • Fermentation and Preservation
  • Natural Medicines
  • Chocolate-Making
  • Spanish Language
  • Agroforestry
  • Grafting
  • Horticulture
  • Aquaponics
  • Community workshops (e.g. salsa dancing, cooking)

Research and Internship Opportunities: In adddition, PBF encourages individual students to come use our site to pursue independent research projects. This is an evolving piece of our educational programming and we look forward to seeing it further develop in the future.

Institutions we have worked with in the past to organize student groups and research projects include:

  • University of British Columbia
  • University of Victoria
  • Guelph
  • East Vancouver High
  • Blythe Academy
  • Pacific Ridge School
  • University of Vermont
  • Union College
  • Eckerd
  • Providence College
  • Keen State
  • CUNY: Brooklyn
  • Presidio
  • Slippery Rock University

Educational programs we have worked with in the past include:

  • LeapNow
  • Where there be Dragons
  • Carpe Diem
  • Pacific Discovery
  • Evolve Tours


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