Professional Development

labs

Dive into a stimulating and productive experience of our region as part of a curated group of professionals in the arts and sciences (maximum 6 participants). We will study biological phenomena, learn sustainable local crafts and experiment with new materials, methods and processes. Each session will have a thematic focus dictated by natural phenomena occurring that time of year. Facilitated by established creatives. Price includes private accommodations, all meals, access to a studio, production support, 20 hours of workshops of your choice, and several field trips.

2 weeks // $1,200 USD

50% DEPOSIT AT TIME OF ENROLLMENT // BALANCE DUE UPON ARRIVAL.

INSECTS AND ARCHITECTURE

February 10 – 25, 2023

WORKSHOPS: 20 hours of architectural, sculptural and biological training.

FIELD TRIPS: Sierra Chincua Monarch Butterfly Sanctuary, Dos Estrellas Mine, and Tlalpujahua (1 hr away).

Enroll by December 20th, 2022.

MYCOLOGY AND TEXTILES

August 11 – 26,  2023

WORKSHOPS: 20 hours of mushroom cultivation, foraging, wool processing and weaving.

FIELD TRIPS: Senguio Mushroom Fair and regional textile artisans (1 hr away).

Enroll by June 20th, 2023.

residencies

This is an excellent opportunity to grow professionally, both in your own practice and as a land steward. In exchange of living at the hacienda, each resident is asked to work 20 hours per week as part of our staff (choose from a variety of jobs: gardening, remodeling, forestry, social media, marketing, teaching, etc). You’ll develop a better understanding of land management for overall land health, as well as problem-solving and technical skills needed to manage land sustainably. The rest of the time you can develop a creative project or conduct research on a topic of your choice. Applications from teams of 2 to 4 people are encouraged. Does not include meals; residents must self-organize to buy and cook their own food. Up to 2 family members (partner and/or children) can accompany each resident.

2-6 weeks // NO COST (live-work exchange)

AVAILABILITY: JANUARY to JULY OF EVERY YEAR. APPLICATION DEADLINE: 3 MONTHS in ADVANCE.

questions

Please consult our FAQ page.
If you have further questions, send us an email.