Community cannot for long feed on itself; it can only flourish with the coming of others from beyond, their unknown and undiscovered brothers
TreeCasa is part of a vibrant community that’s building enduring relationships to the environment, people and place. We foster a culture of dynamic collaboration with local and international communities to promote a network of continual learning and growth. Our goal is to connect diverse experiences, energy and resources to support a healthy, robust ecosystem. We co-build and co-create capacity to thrive as one.
Our collaborative programs focus on the fundamental aspects of growing a sustainable community through connective experiences.
This unique work-exchange program invites people to come learn, share their passion and make an impact on the TreeCasa landscape and local community. Our entire 10-acre property forms the live research, demonstration and advocacy lab for building innovation and creative works that deepen our relationship to people and place. The program has forged many new friendships in hands-on collaboration.
Our Artist Residency program provides a platform for international and Nicaraguan artists to create in immersion and share works that provoke new ways of experiencing the world.
ORGANIC GARDEN & FOOD
Educational programs like our Free Garden Tours and Organic Garden Food project aims to improve local food security and community health. The pilot program at a local orphanage cultivates environmental literacy in children by teaching them about organic growing, food and nutrition. Through the course they gained ecosystem awareness and learned about how environmental health effects their food sources and immune systems.
GUEST CHEF SERIES COOKING CLASSES
Our Guest Chef Series invites chefs with diverse backgrounds to share their unique culinary experiences with the community, introducing new foods, flavors. These interactive classes teach participants delicious new ways to prepare foods that improve health and vitality.
SAN JUAN DEL SUR & BEYOND
We support local businesses and folks doing great things in the San Juan del Sur community and beyond. Whether it’s through featuring their products and services at TreeCasa, providing a venue for classes and workshops, or crafting events to promote their cause. We collaborate to advance shared goals of a healthy and sustainable community. Here are a few of our local friends.
Aside from offering daily yoga classes at their studio in San Juan del Sur and at TreeCasa, Zen Yoga, founded by Vanessa Pattison, provides hosting and booking services for instructors seeking to lead yoga retreats and trainings with curated wellness experiences.
With the talent of Chef Matteo Silverman and dedication of his wife Carly Caprio, Buddha’s Garden is growing an appetite and appreciation for high-quality, local and organic plant-base cuisine in San Juan del Sur.
The Art Warehouse
The darling project of local artist Manu Barso, The Art Warehouse houses a permanent gallery, workshop and event space under one roof with a singular mission to promote art in Nicaragua. Manu also hosts immersive art events that heighten creativity and promote the power of art in everyday life.
Nicaragua Craft Beer Company
Brendan DeBlois, Matt Greenberg and Bobby Hottensen grow curiosity in new beer styles and craft beer culture in Nicaragua with their quality micro brews. Their brewpub, San Juan del Sur Cervecería, brings people together to share the gastropub experience with food and live music.
Project Bona Fide
This nonprofit founded by ecologist Michael Judd supports agro-ecology research with a focus on applying permaculture and ecological design to increase food security and community health. Their demonstration farm on Ometepe Island provides an immersive learning center where people can take intensive courses in permaculture and landscape design
Salt – Nicaragua Sailing Adventures
A band of salty ocean-faring friends, including a sailboat captain, former coast guard and traveling sandal maker, bring their love of outdoor fun to a flourishing ecotourism industry. These guys advocate for ocean adventures paired with knowledge and learning about marine environments and local culture.