Monday, March 30, 2015

Rainforest Farming Internships with EcoG Alumni, Sara Hartley

Currently I am coordinating the Farm Internship Program at Finca Luna Nueva Lodge.

Finca Luna Nueva Lodge is a medium sized eco-lodge and certified organic/Biodynamic farm that produces hundreds of varieties of  fruits and vegetables. 

Other than hosting retreats and guiding the farm interns, I spend my time at home with my husband and 3 year old daughter, 4 dogs, and 3 cats.

My husband and I are launching a company called "La Farmacia Organica" which will be an on-line store and distribution company of organic vegetables (basically a CSA) and local artisan food products made with organic ingredients, all from Costa Rica.

Our intention is make pure organic food, especially the staples (rice and beans) available to our community, because right now it is not available or affordable. 

  Nueva Lodge's farm internship program this summer

July 15 and ending Oct 1.

This summer we will be learning about

·         soil microorganisms, soil structure, composting, mulching, soil carbon sequestration and how to reverse climate change, Biodynamic farming philosophy and practical applications,

·         identifying plant families and plant parts,

·         identifying and making tinctures and infusions of the medicinal plants of Costa Rica, nourishing foods,

·         how to make bubbly-tasty-fermented drinks (traditional soda, Kombucha) and raw vegetables,

·         low input chicken management,  protein banks,

·         holistic management of farm systems,

·         pest/insect management, companion planting,

·         setting up your own garden....and most likely even more!

There is also space for the Oct 15- January 13, 2016 term!

Any inquiries- please send to

 THANKS, Sarah!

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