El Centro Verde is a place to learn, work hard and have fun in the process.
Depending on the seasons--wet or dry--you can deepen your understanding of Permaculture at work in the highly variable wet-dry climate that is representative of much of the tropics. Wet season perennials and annuals in an evolving agro-forestry system, dry season vegetable gardening, erosion control and water-harvesting/runoff management, erosion control, seed saving, plant propagation, nursery management and much more.
We often have building projects going on and invite you to polish up your abilities or learn with us, from carpentry with local wood, to the ABC's of electrical, plumbing, sheet metal and other skills that will come in handy for a long time.
Interns, volunteers and visitors should be hale and hearty and ready for a life with few frills, but with monkeys in the trees and the beach not far away, a regular destination to cool off after a day of regenerative agriculture with a hands-on approach.
We also have a lending library for those who seek to increase their knowledge base on permaculture, soil management, agro-ecology, etc.
We expect visitors to El Centro Verde to be self motivated, able to work alone or in teams, to be able to adjust to an early routine and be flexible when the situation calls for it. Spanish is helpful but we can help arrange tutorials. Until further notice, visitors are responsible for their own food preparation and purchases.