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Permaculture Design Cuba 2016!


  • Experience the incredible resilience of the permaculture and agro-ecology movements in the heart of Cuba!
  • Gain the knowledge and the skills to support the critical needs of your family and your community!
  • Earn your internationally recognized Permaculture Design Certificate!
  • Work hand-in-hand with an amazing group of international learners and passionate and inspiring Cuban permaculture leaders!

Over the past 8 years, I have had the great privilege of facilitating 19 different permaculture and organic farming programs in Cuba for over 300 Canadians and others. Each one of those programs have been a tremendous learning experience and have resulted in deep connections between ourselves and our inspiring Cuban partners. The agro-ecology and permaculture movements in Cuba continue to broaden and deepen and Cuba’s example to the world of how we can and must create a more humane and ecological food system is more important than ever! I am very happy to share with you the information for the Permaculture Design Cuba 2016 program planned for February 8 - 29, 2016.

While most visitors to Cuba spend their time enjoying Cuba’s wonderful beaches and rich vibrant culture, they do not have the opportunity to become intimately connected with the visionary people at the heart of Cuba’s local food transformation. By working side by side with Cuban permaculture leaders, this program opens the door for us into this fascinating movement and into the lives and hearts of our many Cuban friends. 

Please take a moment to have a look at the attached brochure. You will note that this program offers you an internationally recognized Permaculture Design Certificate as well as a rare cultural immersion into Cuban life and society. I am very pleased to be working once again with Canadian permaculture teacher Javan K. Bernakevitch who will be the co-facilitator of this program for the third year in a row. Thanks to our longterm Cuban partners and colleagues, we have another amazing program planned for February, 2016.

Last year our program filled up within a few weeks and we had more than a dozen folks on a back-up list. Register soon and receive a $300 “early-bird” discount off the cost of the program.

I couldn’t imagine a more interesting time to be travelling to Cuba with such an interesting new chapter unfolding in the country’s incredible history. I hope you may be able to join us this year for this wonderful adventure!

Ron and Javan did an amazing job of leading this program. The warmth, resilience and innovativeness of the Cubans we met really blew me away and humbled me. I came away equipped with new ways of thinking, a big tool box of ideas and methods, and a network of amazing people that will inform and influence what will play out in my life.
— Naomi DeVille, 2015