Porvenir is partnering with Forage Designs Co. and Saga Arquitectos to create a master plan for a 57 hectare coffee plantation in Matagalpa, Nicaragua that is being transformed into a technical bording school for Nicaraguan girls and luxury eco-lodge. Our team is responsible for creating a management plan for the transition to organic coffee, design the food production systems, and making suggestions on edible landscaping, water management, pond construction, wildlife corridors, walking trails, bamboo and timber plantation and much more.
A blend of agricultural enterprises, conservation, housing lots, and permaculture education center, on 120 hectares in Puriscal, Costa Rica. We partnered with Rachel Jackson of the Rancho Mastatal Design/Build Collective to create a concept master plan of the property and complete an economic analysis of the agricultural potential of the property.
Porvenir Design is creating a vision and development plan with the owner of a 30 ha property on Ometepe Island, Nicaragua that will include an eco-lodge, housing lots, and small businesses. Our team is helping potential business owners, such as a yoga studio, brewery, and hostel, understand the property’s potential and brainstorm how their business’ fit within the larger site vision.
Rancho Mastatal Sustainability Education Center
Mastatal, Costa Rica
Scott Gallant, a Porvenir Design founder, is responsible for designing, implementing, and maintaining the agroforestry systems on this 125 ha education center. He has installed over 10,000 trees, works with close to 150 different food, medicine, and forestry species, and has taught hundreds of students in hands-on workshops that have built the site. Much of the knowledge base for Porvenir’s design work stems from experience developed at Rancho Mastatal.
Project Management - Site Visits - Consultations - Installs
Valle Escondido Preserve, Monteverde, Costa Rica
Porvenir was brought in to create a vision and roadmap for future educational programming and passive education at the Valle Escondido Preserve. We provided feedback on existing permaculture systems and technical advice for growing increased quantities of food in the future.
Rain Water Catchment, Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica
This rain water catchment to tree irrigation project was a retro-fit to existing infrastructure to accommodate rain water catchment. This helps to combat rising water prices and uncertain climate activity in a coastal region of the Nicoya Peninsula.
Mauser EcoHouse, Parrita, Costa Rica
A day visit to the Mauser EcoHouse homestead saw the brainstorming of educational programming options for revenue generation. As well, Porvenir provided technical assistance on numerous aspects of the homestead such as; gardens, tree care, plant propagation, greenhouse design, chickens, community involvement and agreements, water management, and species selection.
CIRENAS, Santa Teresa, Costa Rica
Implementation and Maintenance
Porvenir founder Sam Kenworthy was the on-ground manager for the implementation of four hectares of agroforestry systems on the CIRENAS campus. This included earthworks, pond construction, rain-water catchment, irrigation, erosion control systems, waster treatment, and nearly 3000 trees in the ground. Sam also developed educational curriculum for CIRENAS.