Project Bona Fide is an internationally recognised ten and a half hectare permaculture demonstration and education farm situated on the stunning volcanic Ometepe Island on Lake Nicaragua. Its focus is support for community selfreliance and regenerative living.
The project researches and develops agro-ecological systems, and cultivates a diversity of resilient food plants to support greater food security in Nicaragua. It demonstrates permaculture strategies, off-grid living, natural building, and the use of biochar and appropriate technology. It includes a seedbank, extensive nursery, bamboo plantings, forestry plot, diverse orchard, medicinal gardens, terraced vegetable gardens, composting toilets, buildings using local materials, renewable energy systems and water harvesting.