Come to Belize

Travel far south, to the back of beyond, to a remote valley accessible only by dugout canoe. Study permaculture surrounded by a lush, productive forest of edibles, medicinals and tropical hardwoods. Eat organic food, sleep in dorms powered by renewable energy, bathe in a sparkling pure river.

What?: Permaculture Design Certificate Course
When?: Feb 10 — 22, 2014
Where?: Maya Mountain Research Farm, San Pedro Columbia, Belize

For details, or to register, please see or contact Christopher at info (at)

Christopher Nesbitt

Christopher Nesbitt has run the Maya Mountain Research Farm, an ongoing permaculture project in southern Belize, Central America, since 1988. Former degraded citrus and cattle land, the farm is focused on the intersection of agriculture and ecology. He managed the Toledo Cacao Growers Association in cooperation with UK based Green & Blacks from 1997 to 2004. Since 2004, the Farm has been working on specific ways to draw down carbon, with an emphasis on food security, degraded land repair, multistrata agroforestry systems and staple tree crops. The work done at MMRF clicks off on all 17 of the Sustainable Development Goals. In 2019, the farm won the Commonwealth Secretary Generals Innovation for Sustainable Development Award under the Prosperity category. Christopher runs the farm with his wife, Celini Logan Nesbitt


  1. Hi, my daughter Jenna Frank is scheduled to arrive on Feb 13th -she is getting a ride from Orange Walk Town by a friend of the family. We have the number for Jorge Coc. Is there a back up phone number just in case? Looks like you have a great program!
    thank you,
    always careful parent

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