About the Internship
The Antonio Nunez Jimenez Foundation for Nature and Man (FANJ) has been a leading organization in the on-going propagation of permaculture in Cuba. They have offered permaculture workshops and design courses to thousands of Cubans, have generated a wealth of Cuban permaculture publications and other resources, and have hosted numerous international gatherings and symposiums. In 2012, Cuba will host the Global Permaculture Convergence. The work of FANJ was featured extensively in the documentary film, The Power of Community – How Cuba Survived Peak Oil.
The Urban Farmer, The University of Alberta Faculty of Extension and The Antonio Nunez Jimenez Foundation for Nature and Man have joined together to offer a powerful experiential learning opportunity for Canadians interested in exploring permaculture for urban areas. This seven week immersion experience provides a solid theoretical training in permaculture principles and design and a rare hands-on opportunity to work with Cuban permaculture practioners in the design and installation of new permaculture systems within the city of Sancti Spiritus, Cuba. Participants have the opportunity to develop close working relationships and friendships with the local permaculture community and to develop their Spanish language skills, gardening and building skills and a much deeper appreciation for Cuban culture, history and way of life.
We are very pleased to be offering this program for the fourth year from May 11 to June 29, 2013. For those who are interested, the program can be undertaken for course credit through the University of Alberta. If you wish, we can also put you in touch with previous year’s participants to help provide you with a complete understanding of the program and all it offers. This program fills up quickly – apply early to avoid disappointment!