PERMACULTURE FUNDAMENTALS & FIELD EXPLORATION: COOP TOSEPAN
A RETREAT WITH LARRY SANTOYO
LOCATION: CUETZALAN, PUEBLA. MEXICO.
DATE: DOMINGO DE RAMOS & SPRING CELEBRATIONS | Sunday, April 6th – Monday, April 14th, 2014 | Book Retreat
Join an experiential learning retreat in a beautiful indigenous Nahua ecovillage at the Tosepan Kali, a sustainable resort and co-op
Using a holistic design approach, this course will teach you the possibilities of the practical and the profound in everyday living. It will introduce you to the people and resources that will help you create a new ecosystem, one that goes beyond your home and garden and all the way out into your community.
We are flying to Mexico City. We are accepting bookings in a first-come, first-serve basis.
Contact: Gabriela Rocha-Caballero firstname.lastname@example.org
This Permaculture Fundamentals & Field Exploration Retreat with Larry Santoyo will teach you the Tosepan Sustainable Model of simple living and cooperative lifestyle.
Cuetzalan is a magical village, almost untouched by the modern world, that is steadily moving towards sustainability and autonomy. Cuetzalan is a center of many indigenous cultures, but primarily of the Nahuas (descendants of the Aztec empire whose language is called Nahuatl).
Cuetzalan’s beauty is characterized by sloping cobbled streets and numerous rustic buildings, handicraft markets as well as numerous stalls selling every-day necessities. As a tourist attraction, the town also has archaeological treasures, churches, convents, waterfall, caves, and a few bars, restaurants and nightclubs.
Tosepan Titataniske Cooperative
Tosepan Titataniske is a cooperative that was formed 36 years ago in Cuetzalan, in response to long history of discrimination, the loss of farmland, and the attempts to destroy their native culture, language and beliefs. Today this cooperative has over 8,000 members and cultivates organic coffee, thanks to a technique of mixing crops for both cultivation and soil protection. Tosepan Titataniske is determined to set and maintain a fair price for the farmers of Cuetzalan and the surrounding areas through different strategies that maintain the economic sustainability of the cooperative’s members.
During this Permaculture Fundamentals & Field Exploration Retreat with Larry Santoyo, we will visit Cuetzalan – and learn from Tosepan Titataniske Coop and Tosepan Kali Hotel & Spa Coop’s social, political, economical and ecological strategies for employment that lead them to economic freedom.
Tosepan Kali Hotel & Spa Alternative Tourism
Tosepan Kali is located 15 minutes away from the town of Cuetzalan. Road Cuetzalan to San Miguel Tzincapan, Cuetzalan del Progreso, Puebla. Mexico.
Tosepan Kali Hotel & Spa
- 9 cabins for families or couples
- Each cabin has a theme its decoration and layout refers to an element of the natural and cultural treasures of the region
- Bamboo Hotel – single or double rooms with panoramic views
Cuevanas, Off-the-grid, Cave-type camping style
We will be visiting Las Cuebanas that are located 20 minutes away by car from Tosepan Kali and 25 minutes hike inside the sierra.
- 5 bamboo – cave cabins
- At the Riverbank of Cuichat river
- Cave-style camping near waterfalls and cascades
The leaders of the Tosepan Kali Alternative Hotel & Spa and the Cuebanas are a group of friendly hard-working young people that offer authentic service, high quality rural tourism and ecological education to their visitors.
Tosepan Kali’s dishes are based on the delicious traditional Nahua cuisine. Most ingredients are organic from their own nursery (and bank seed) that is fully organic and sustainable. Also, some fruits and vegetables are provided by the gardens of the coop members from the villages around Tosepan Kali. Both Cuetzalan and Tosepan Kali provide an immersion in the Nahua experience: imagine the divine Nahua landscape, the flavors, the tradition and culture, and the unique friendly and loving dedicated hospitality service.