Project Bona Fide (PBF) is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organisation. We are a demonstrative permaculture site and experience-based learning centre, utilising permaculture design, agroforestry, research and education, and community collaboration, for the most part to promote food security on Isla de Ometepe.
Farm volunteers support a variety of projects including but not limited to natural building, tree propagation, gardening, irrigation, cooking, planting, natural medicine, and projects with the local community.
We provide lodging in our open-air dormitories (bunk beds, mattresses, bedding, and mosquito nets included).
We provide 3 delicious daily meals.
Project Bona Fide asks international volunteers to pay a program fee that covers room and board (3 meals/day except for Saturday dinners) and the operational costs of local staff.
The Program Fee is as follows:
Less than 1 week: $22/day
1-2 weeks: $20/day
2 weeks-1 month: $18/day
1 month: $440/month.
** Effective January 1st, 2017 program fees will increase 10%
We are dedicated to providing people with the knowledge and skills needed to empower them to produce their own food in a sustainable manner, thus also allowing them to live more intentionally in their own environments.
Our approach has three key elements:
1. Demonstrate the possible. We use permaculture and agroforestry research and design principles to conduct plant trials onsite and demonstrate successful models to the public.
2. Educate people, while also learning from them. We teach sustainable lifestyle principles to volunteers, interns, student groups, and local community members.
3. Collaborate with the community. We support community projects through financial support, knowledge, and technical skills.