Organic Farming Programs at Rio Muchacho

4-Week Intensive Organic Agriculture and Permaculture Course in Ecuador

Sustainable Summer is pleased to share information with our community about Rio Muchacho’s incredible training programs for students of all ages. Sustainable Summer partners with Rio Muchacho for our Food & Agriculture summer program for high school students. Our two-week curriculum for teens is a scaled down version of this four-week program that is perfect for any person who wants to engage in practical organic gardening and farming training and methodology.

Courses are held at Rio Muchacho Organic Farm on the coast of Ecuador near Bahía de Caráquez (Ecuador’s ‘Ecocity’) and include lodging (in rustic but comfortable bamboo and thatch cabins), all meals (mainly vegetarian and harvested from the farm), and a number of cultural activities on or near the farm, like horseback-riding, cooking classes, and jewelry making.

The course is geared toward people who have no experience in agriculture, but is also challenging for those who have some prior experience.  By the end of the course, students should be confident to start their own gardens or small farming operation.  It is a perfect opportunity to learn and practice new skills, experience a new culture and learn some Spanish!

2013 Course Dates

May 20 – June 14 | August 5 – August 30 | November 4 – November 29