Project Bona Fide is a registered non-profit and demonstrative permaculture farm that promotes food security and sustainable living systems on Isla de Ometepe, Nicaragua through permacutlure design, agroforestry, research and education, and community collaboration. We educate and expose people locally and worldwide to the possibilities of multi-strata food production through demonstrative agriculture on our 26-acre model farm, Finca Bona Fide.
Project Bona Fide was started in 2001 by founder, Michael Judd. Over the past 14 years we have collaborated with local community leaders to create Balgue´s community center and library, Mano Amiga, a nutritional program, Cafe Infantil, a women´s cooperative Proyecto Girasol, and many more community inniatives. 14 years as an ad-hoc environmental and agricultural research center has enabled us to become one of the most diverse agro-forestry sites in Central America.
Project Bona Fide´s vision is to provide people with the necessary knowledge and skills to empower them to produce their own food in a more sustainable manner and live more intentionally in their own enivironments. The Project is host to an annual PDC course, attracting hundreds of participants from around the world, and to a Volunteer and Internship program that has brought over 3,000 international volunteers to the site.