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.
Porvenir Design spent a week at Finca El Encanto, a 33 hectare coffee farm that exports high end coffee to Germany. We partnered with Mondo de Caffee, a German coffee importing company, to create a concept plan for the farm. The goal of the farm is to be a demonstration site for better soil, water, and resource management for area farmers. The project is part of a grant from the German government.
Puriscal, Costa Rica
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.
Administración de proyectos – Visitas en terreno – Asesoría - Implementación
Refugio de Los Angeles, Nicoya, Costa Rica
The Porvenir Design team spent a day at RDLA training their employees on a number of soil fertility strategies. These included preparing biofertilizer foliar sprays, mulching fruit trees, and making compost. The training also included tree pruning.
Thomas Family Residence: St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands
Porvenir Design traveled to the island of St. John to assess the hurricane damage after Irma and Maria passed through the Caribbean. We provided technical advice on the creation of more resilient water infrastructure and general planning for climate change.
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.
Sacred Lifeline Project, Nicoya and Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Porvenir Design evaluated two properties for the Climate Healers team to determine the suitability for the Sacred Lifeline project and community. This involved detailed site and regional assessments, SWOT analysis, client goal setting, and recommendations on the potential of the sites.
Finca Tres Equis, Tres Equis, Costa Rica
A large scale property located near Turrialba that contracted Porvenir Design to explore profitable farming and tourism activities to help sustain the property.
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.
Finca Coqui-Tucan, Angeles Norte de San Ramon, Costa Rica
Porvenir Design assisted Finca Coqui-Tucan in making an assessment of the suitability of their landscape with the challenges of working in a cloud forest environment. Recommendations around sustainable forestry, fiber crops, and mountain biking tourism will move the farm toward realizing a profitable and active space.
Pura Vista Eco Villas, Pavones, Costa Rica
A small boutique ecotourism hotel in southern Costa Rica that brought Porvenir Design into their team in order to lay the framework for building out a farm-to-table experience, improving wildlife interaction with trail design, and siting new infrastructure, forestry components and more.
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.
Kalon Surf: Visita al terreno, Capacitación de empleados