Finca Morpho

Project

Finca Morpho is a small tight knit regenerative educational experimental permaculture community on 4.2 hectares, close to the OSA peninsula's point of Cabo Matapalo, 14km south of Puerto Jimenez, Costa Rica on the road to Matapalo, the only purple gate. We are morphing ourselves and others to be more sustainable, creative, free, happy, at peace, and open-minded to all ideas and ways of lives. Being surrounded by an indescribable primal energy from the rainforest and the ocean has inspired us to "Be the change we wish to see in the world" - Mahatma Gandhi. By using biodynamic regenerative agriculture we are creating a system that will continue to make top soil for years to come on it's own and able to sequester carbon. We have integrated a zero waste policy and are using all forms of human disposal and waste to enrich the environment around us. Plant and animal care for us is treating all plants and animals the way most people treat their house pets, with lots of love, attention, activities, and healthy food. We are striving towards a sustainable and self-sufficient model for others to learn from and to show others visiting the area how they can add some of these practices into their lives with little to no work involved.

Best practices

Integral participatory design

Conscious participation in project design: 
50%
Traditional and local wisdom: 
50%
Education and empowerment towards sustainable living: 
50%
Educational courses and experiences: 
Permaculture Design Certification, Natural Building, Aguaponics
Innovative methods and appropriate technologies: 
50%

Best social practices

Conflict facilitation and peace-building skills?: 
50%
Gender equality: 
80%
Sense of community and mutual support: 
70%
Diversity: 
60%
Inclusive decision-making processes: 
50%
Alliances within wider society and networks?: 
50%

Best cultural practices

Political activism for environmental and social justice: 
60%
Connecting to a higher purpose in life / spiritual pathway: 
80%
Dance, music, art, celebrations and rituals: 
70%
Local dance, music, art, celebrations and rituals: 
70%
Awareness about impacts of modernisation / minimising negative impacts: 
70%
Common vision: 
60%

Best ecological practices

Ecological sanitation?: 
80%
Sustainable transport: 
60%
Sustainable water management?: 
70%
Natural and traditional healing methods: 
80%
Organical food: 
90%
Ecological and traditional building methods: 
80%
Ecosystemes and biodiversity: 
100%
Renewable energy: 
80%
Organic agriculture/permaculture/ natural farming methods?: 
100%

Best economical practices

Transparent administration and bookkeeping: 
80%
Consciousness of the impacts of consumption patterns: 
70%
Ethical and transparent fair trade: 
70%
Strengthening local economy: 
60%
Economic justice: 
50%
Collective ownership: 
20%