Field trip to a local bison ranch
Visiting with goats on a field trip.
Milk made on desert forage... A magic of its own.
Lama is a home to small-scale lush permaculture gardens, food and wildlife habitat plantings
Participants visit small-scale topbar bee yard, located at an exemplary permaculture site in Taos
High-altitude gardens hold a lot of lessons on sustainable living
Designed around communal life, Lama offers places for connecting, gathering and sharing
Permaculture Design and Sustainable Community at Lama Foundation -Certificate Course
Participants live and learn at the legendary intentional community that defines itself as “educational center dedicated to all spiritual paths”. It is one of the oldest intentional communities in the US and it offers its unique wisdom and experience as well as striking setting to the learners of all walks of life. Lama features a series of small organic gardens, numerous natural building projects for housing its members, gray and black water cleansing systems as well as a great library and meditation spaces. There is optional daily yoga practice open to permaculture students. This class is particularly recommended for anyone interested in community and permaculture.
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This course is offered at Lama Foundation, situated 20 miles north of Taos, NM on just under 110 acres at 8600 feet. Founded in 1967, Lama Foundation is one of the oldest Intentional Communities in America. Participants are able to observe community life, and can join daily yoga and meditation routine. The Lama community offers a tranquil and spiritual respite while immersing yourself in permaculture.
The community has been working to make connections with its mountain neighbors to increase sustainability in their high altitude home. For folks interested in structured community living, Lama is one of the oldest intentional communities in the country providing a wonderful thread of history and insights into group processes that keep it in motion.
Permaculture classes are held 9:00am to 5:00pm every day, with the second Sunday of the class as a day off. Please expect reading and homework assignments. Lama Foundation provides wholesome vegetarian meals prepared and served in Lama’s lovely community kitchen that sits atop the mountain overlooking Rio Grande Valley below.
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INSTRUCTORS Scott Pittman and team.
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