Welcome to The Permaculture Country Club in Costa Rica, the model for an environmentally conscious country club. Most country clubs are based around golf courses, which use huge amounts of toxic fertilizers, pesticides, fossil fuels, water, and land. The Permaculture Country Club is out to be an example for a better way of life.
Instead of a golf course, they have an 18-hole disc golf course, which is more affordable and accessible to everyone. It’s built into a food forest with hundreds of fruit trees, vegetables, and medicinal plants, so the land is used wisely as recreation, food production, and natural habitat. Instead of fossil fuel burning lawn mowers, they use rotational grazing. Waste is composted into healthy fertilizer, so no toxic fertilizers are needed. There are also no artificial pesticides are needed, since they work with nature to attract beneficial insects and keep away pests. Water is harvested naturally to grow as much food as possible. They even have a salt-water pool fed by springs and rain.
The club is part of Saint Michael’s Sustainable Community, where you can buy or rent a house with sustainably built modern comforts like living roofs and walls and every house has edible landscaping and an ocean view.