Creating Food Security For Everyone


Sunday morning marked the beginning of what will hopefully be a long relationship between Osa Mountain Village and the local municipality. Over 50 people showed up to plant fruit trees in front of the local Hospital. Alberto Cole, the local mayor of Osa County, donated public land near the municipal buildings and in front of […]

Nearly Everything In The Pot Came From Our Farm


I was walking by white beans in the local store the other day and decided to buy 2 bags to make some homemade white bean soup. When I got home I pulled out of the freezer the bag of pork ribs I received from the butchering of a pig we raised here on the property […]

Food Security

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What Does Food Security Mean To You? Food security is an important part of the Osa Mountain Village Resort plan for sustainability. It is a goal of the community to be able to feed everyone living here in the event of a massive breakdown in the world’s systems. We are not paranoid (although I love […]

Conscious Community In The Making

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What is a conscious community? To summarize… a conscious community is people aligned together, leading by example to create a shift in mankind’s consciousness towards building a civilization that allows living constructively, sustainably and peacefully with ample resources for all. The Conscious Community Wave Conscious communities are popping up all over the world as people […]

Two Years Living In Costa Rica… Pura Vida


How often do you stop what you’re doing, look around and say to yourself, “Wow, this is my life!” It has now been two years living in Costa Rica for me and my wife and daughter, and I find myself appreciating this incredible country more every day. I spend most of my time in shorts, […]

Why I Don’t Shop At Walmart, Maxi Bodega, Pali, Hipermas & Mas x Menos…


I am not a fan of the large corporations of the world. The larger they are the more sociopathic some seem to act. Greed with no regard for human life has become the norm for some companies and what makes me saddest is that masses of people support the very companies that are destroying their […]

Mitch & Charlene’s New Container Home!!!


This video shows Mitch & Charlene’s new container home throughout. They used two 20 foot containers to build the home which is 1,040 square feet inside and has 250 square feet of covered patio and 250 square feet of uncovered patio. It sports a car port and 300 degree views of the pacific ocean and […]

How We Can Eat Our Landscapes By Pam Warhurst on Ted Talk


Pam Warhurst gives a fabulous, entertaining talk on growing edible landscapes everywhere in the neighborhood including many unlikely places.   Tell the world…

Dream A Little Dream… And It May Come True


Living in Costa Rica is not exactly what I expected it would be. For one thing I thought it would be cheaper to live here than it actually is without making a lot of concessions. For instance, gas here is more expensive and it costs over $100 to fill up my 1991 Toyota Landcruiser. At […]

How Bad Do We Want It?


Skip sent out an email today to watch a Youtube video. It’s an inspirational piece entitled, “How Bad Do You Want It? (Success)” and it got me thinking about something I had never thought of before and I found it interesting so I decided to share the thought here. In the video the narrator describes […]