Thanks from ❤️

I am grateful to life and Casa Pampa for letting me be part of all the wonderful projects that are organized and concretized every day with the work and effort of each member.

My name is Marina, I am a traveler from the interior of the province of Buenos Aires, Chacabuco, who 4 years ago decided to explore and discover new places in our beautiful world. That was how I arrived in Costa Rica, Santa Teresa and I was lucky to be part of Casa Pampa.

I approached in order to grow and learn how to help those who give up part of their time every day for this common cause of living in a better and greener world. Not only did I fulfill my goal but I also take with me the coolest learning, the simplest actions and above all the desire to continue taking care of our planet and infecting so many to join in helping.

The days in the garden, the events, the cleaning of beaches and each meeting joining forces so that together we can be stronger and stronger. It is now the change, it is now the time ... It is the day today, we cannot wait any longer !!! 

We are the change so that we can continue to enjoy a better and cleaner world. As in the garden, I chose to continue sowing seeds so that in each harvest we are more and better. For many more achievements !!! 

Thanks from ❤️

Estoy agradecida a la vida y a Casa Pampa por dejarme ser parte de todos los proyectos maravillosos que día a día se van organizando y concretando con el trabajo y esfuerzo de cada integrante. 

Mi nombre es Marina, soy una viajera del interior de la provincia de Buenos Aires, Chacabuco, que hace ya 4 años decidió explorar y conocer nuevos lugares de nuestro hermoso mundo. Fue así como llegué a Costa Rica, Santa Teresa y tuve la suerte de formar parte de Casa Pampa.

Me acerqué con el objetivo de crecer y aprender cómo así también ayudar a los que día a día entregan parte de su tiempo por esta causa común de vivir en mundo mejor y más verde. No solo cumplí mi objetivo sino que además me llevo conmigo el aprendizaje más lindo, las acciones más simples y sobre todo las ganas de seguir cuidando nuestro planeta y contagiar a tantos a que se sumen a ayudar.

Los días en la huerta, los eventos, las limpiezas de playas y cada encuentro uniendo fuerzas para que en conjunto podamos ser más y más fuertes. Es ahora el cambio, es ahora el momento... Es hoy el día, no podemos esperar más!!!

Somos nosotros el cambio para que podamos seguir disfrutando de un mundo mejor y más limpio. Así como en la huerta, elegí seguir sembrando semillas para que en cada cosecha seamos más y mejores. 

Por muchos logros más!!! Gracias de ❤️ 

🌱"Cabuya Educational Center" Agroecology Communal Garden 🌱

Under a slight intermittent rain, we officially started the activities in the Agroecology communal Garden "Cabuya Educational Center".

On the first day of work, the young students put their hands on the ground, with the guidance of biologist Maria Teresa Cerdas Rojas, the director of the institution Professor Sonia Álvarez Castro, Professor Rolando Fajardo Gómez and the volunteers of Casa Pampa.

We use the seedlings and organic fertilizer produced in the communal garden of Santa Teresa with dedication and effort of the students of Proyecto Cam.

Our work as a collective materializes in joint actions of environmental education with emphasis on waste management and especially the composting of organic waste in households and schools and its use for the implementation of orchards Agro-ecological.

The Waste For Food Project is a tool that seeks to enhance the value of the school's Organic garden as a pedagogical space and encourages young people to develop a critical and transformative spirit in our relationship with nature and food.

The most decisive factor for the successful project is the linkage and promotion of community interaction.

It is our objective that this space should become an area to carry out awareness-raising activities that will generate new sustainable links between the community and the environment.

We invite the neighbours and tourists to participate in the next day of volunteer work where we will design the garden, considering the principles of permaculture and begin the construction of the community composting area.

We are waiting for you on Thursday, June 27th at 9am at the Cabuya Educational Center!

"Centro Educativo Cabuya" Agroecología Jardín Comunal 🌱

Bajo una ligera lluvia intermitente, iniciamos oficialmente las actividades en el Jardín Comunal Agroecología "Centro Educativo Cabuya".

En el primer día de trabajo, los jóvenes estudiantes pusieron sus manos en el suelo, con la dirección de la bióloga María Teresa Cerdas Rojas, la directora de la institución la profesora Sonia Alvarez Castro, la profesora Rolando Fajardo Gómez y los voluntarios de Casa Pampa.

Utilizamos las plántulas y fertilizantes orgánicos producidos en el jardín comunal de Santa Teresa con dedicación y esfuerzo de los alumnos de Proyecto Cam.

Nuestro trabajo como colectivo se materializa en acciones conjuntas de educación ambiental con énfasis en la gestión de residuos y especialmente en el compostaje de residuos orgánicos en hogares y escuelas y su uso para la implantación de huertos agroecológicos.

El Proyecto Residuos para Alimentos es una herramienta que busca potenciar el valor del huerto orgánico de la escuela como espacio pedagógico y anima a los jóvenes a desarrollar un espíritu crítico y transformador en nuestra relación con la naturaleza y la alimentación.

El factor más decisivo para el proyecto exitoso es la vinculación y promoción de la interacción comunitaria.

Nuestro objetivo es que este espacio se convierta en un espacio para llevar a cabo actividades de sensibilización que generen nuevos vínculos sostenibles entre la comunidad y el medio ambiente.

Invitamos a los vecinos y turistas a participar en el siguiente día de trabajo voluntario donde diseñaremos el jardín, considerando los principios de la Permacultura y comenzar la construcción de la zona de compostaje comunitario.

¡Te esperamos el jueves 27 de junio a las 9 AM en el Centro Educativo Cabuya!

Compost Club Workshop/Taller - Compost & Grow


Santa Teresa Compost Club Workshop

“Compost & Grow”  

April 11th 4pm Hotel Flor Blanca

Free activity!

The workshop involves learning techniques to recycle organic waste and transform it into a rich fertilizer.

We invite you to learn how to grow organic veggies and have a positive impact on the community at the same time. Gardening our way into change!

We will be visiting the Compost facilities, Greenhouse, and Greywater Management Systems at Hotel Flor Blanca.

Thanks to the crew of Proyecto Cam, we are happy to share Organic Basil seeds harvested at Santa Teresa Community Garden.

For more info:


Taller de Santa Teresa Compost Club

“Compost & Grow”

11 de abril a las 4pm Hotel Flor Blanca.

¡Actividad libre!

El taller consiste en aprender técnicas para reciclar desechos orgánicos y transformarlos en un fertilizante rico.

Lo invitamos a aprender cómo cultivar vegetales orgánicos y tener un impacto positivo en la comunidad al mismo tiempo. ¡Cultivando nuestro camino hacia el cambio!

Visitaremos las instalaciones de Compost,Huerta y Bio Jardinera en el Hotel Flor Blanca.

Gracias al equipo de Proyecto Cam, nos complace compartir las semillas de albahaca orgánica cosechadas en la Huerta-Jardín Comunitario de Santa Teresa.

Para más información:

Volunteer - Shaun O'Connor

Volunteer - Shaun O'Connor

Hello! My name is Shaun O'Connor.  I am a native of Indiana in the U.S. I have been traveling and surfing in Santa Teresa for the better part of a decade each winter (Costa Rican summer.)  This “summer” I had the great opportunity to volunteer with Casa Pampa in their endeavor to create a thriving organic garden at the local school.

Green Dreamers

Italian, 37, passionate about my Pit bulls, keen on nature and travel, I am always learning and trying to get the most of each experience. My name is Maria and I´ve been volunteering with Casa Pampa for 3 weeks with the project “Santa Teresa Community Garden”.

I left my job as Project Manager to start my personal project: find an alternative way of living, closer to nature with less needs and in a more sustainable way. I was looking for a project in the environment field, and in particular with permaculture. I wanted to contribute to protect the environment, learn how to recycle in a smaller scale as individual, share my thoughts and ideas with people who had the same concerns as me.  

At Casa Pampa I found exactly what I was looking for: open-minded people, passionate about their job and eager to share their knowledge. I had the chance to meet other volunteers, make new friends and learn from their experiences too. Each one of us is here for a reason and sometimes you discover you are here for the same reason.

We work at the horticulture site, the so-called “Santa Teresa Community Garden”. The aim is to create a vegetable garden at disposal of the community, where people can learn to grow vegetables in a sustainable way, by using compost and just nature, without pesticides and in a simpler, more natural way.

This site works also as support of the recycling process. We receive organic waste from restaurants and we use it for making the compost. We also do beach cleaning; we separate what we collect and we give it to recycling centers.

I learn something new every day: how to seed, transplant, how to make the compost at home, what can be recycled and be used for new purposes. Creativity is our guide and everyone is free to express her/himself. I also love our brainstorming time. We just sit together and we chat at the shadow of the garden. We try to figure out how we can improve things and do a better job for the community and it's a very powerful moment, where you feel like one team of superheroes ☺

I am very proud of the results we achieved, even if the path is still long and there is a lot to do. But we don't give up, we are dreamers and warriors and we already work to achieve the next step for a better greener future!

Workshop Juguetes Madera - November, 14

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Workshop Juguetes Madera - November, 12 - 13

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