A wholesome approach to sustainable living with real solutions for our World’s current problems.
Gain a better understanding of the symbiotic relationship between humans and mother Earth through permaculture exploration.
Touch all aspect of our programs; from Organic Agriculture, Biology, Farm to Table and Outdoor Recreation, you will become a steward for future generations.
Here at Big Island Farms, we’re offering an exciting and immersive internship in Regenerative Living. This internship is a unique opportunity to develop our awareness of human impacts as a part of the global ecosystem and learn through direct practice how to become stewards of the land and benefactors to earth. We will use the basics of regenerative design to deepen our understanding of the processes needed to restore bio diverse and resilient ecosystems that harmoniously integrates the needs of humanity with the natural world.
Our 1-month experiential program will give students hands-on degree-related experience and receive crucial internship credits. We have created this program using the principles of experiential education as our guide. We recognize the value of absorbing information by reading, but we believe the best and most effective way to learn something is simply by doing. That means getting down and dirty in the fields, using your hands to transform what may seem like complex concepts into tangible experiences that intimately connect you to the ʻĀina.
Our goals for this internship are to
- Gain a better understanding of the symbiotic relationship between humans and mother earth
- Enhance understanding of the natural world through permaculture exploration
- Develop the mindset to live a more regenerative and sustainable lifestyle
- Promote leadership skills
- Inspire personal growth
The following is a list of topics we will cover throughout the program. However, this list is subject to change depending on intern interests and current farm projects. As you may notice, the themes that we will discuss are relatively broad. This course is designed to introduce fundamental concepts with the hopes that you discover new areas of interest to explore as you continue with your studies. If there is an area of focus not listed that you are passionate about, please do not hesitate to reach out to discuss the possibility of incorporating it into your internship program.
Organic Agriculture and Tropical Horticulture
- Principles of permaculture design
- Organic agriculture
- Tropical agroforestry
- Ecological economics
- Soil & water conservation
- Edible ecosystems
- Orchard management
- Plant identification & medicinal uses
- Plant physiology
- Soil composition
- Tropical ecology
- Ethno botany
- Water conservation
- Ethical traveling
Farm to Table
- Plant propagation
- Vegetarian creativity
- Leadership in the kitchen
- Food sustainability