“Diversity creates harmony, and harmony creates beauty, balance, bounty and peace in nature and society, in agriculture and culture, in science and in politics.”

Vandana Shiva



We cultivate healthy soils, healthy ecosystems and regenerate landscapes for the benefit of our community and local biodiversity.


We work to transfer practical skills and create production systems that mimic local ecosystems to create conditions where life can flourish, in order to foster food and land sovereignty, and enable communities to better adapt to changes in the economy, technology and risks such as climate change.


We actively promote the values of a regenerative culture: peace, respect, knowledge transfer, and the rescue and conservation of our Afro-indigenous heritage to help foster a paradigm shift and return to healthy exchanges between humans and nature. and a sense of good living and justice within our communities.

About Quisqueya Permacultura

QP is a small, family-run business. Our work is guided by three ethics: Earth Care, People Care and Fair Share.

Since 2014, our mission is to share knowledge tools, accompany  and empower our community, people, groups, companies and organizations to participate in the collective change towards a paradigm shift: to be a part of the healing of Our Biosphere, its ecosystems, its biodiversity and its landscapes by promoting stability, sovereignty, justice and peace through design, decolonization, and the harmonious integration of the land, its people and abundant production.

Our partners are key to the development of our goals and are composed of local community members and grassroots organizations, local authorities, national & international projects and NGOS, Schools & Universities, tourism agencies and providers.

We have had the pleasure of working with communities Samaná, San Pedro de Macoris, Jarabacoa, Monte Plata, Santo Domingo and other communities within the Dominican Republic.

We have worked with an array of national and international institutions, such as Foro Ambiental de Samaná, , Offbeat Travel, Rustic Pathways, UNIBE, UCATECI, Cornell University, INTEC, Seacology, Proyects Transtur& Destinos del Futuro (funded by the German Cooperation Agency KATE, Tour Cert, IDDI), Circuito Sostenible Samaná, Farmer to Farmer Program (funded by USAID), Birds Caribbean, the Center for the Conservation and Ecodevelopment of the Bay of Samaná and its Surroundings (CEBSE), The Community for Learning, The Carol Morgan School, Rancho Baiguate, Grupo Jaragua, Bagua Caribe, Ola Design Group, Ascala RD, Global Environments Network, Canadian Local Initiative Fund, Vida Sana Las Galeras, Aventura Rincón Ecolodge, Association para el Desarrollo de Las Galeras (ASODEGA) Asociacion de Empresarios Galerenses para el Desarrollo Sostenible (AEGDS), Fisherman’s Association Coop-Galeras, Ecovivero as well as local and national authorities in the Dominican Republic such as the Ministry of Environment, Ministry of Tourism, Codopesca, Ministry of Education.


Our Products revolve around Permaculture Design, Regenerative Tourism, Agroecology, Agroforestry and Community Development. Contact us if you are interested in:






As a eco-social impact organization QP prides itself in providing value to the world by offering:

  • Design in harmony with nature
  • Value in our local natural, human and cultural resources
  • Sociocultural, environmental consciousness
  • Low-impact and healthier lifestyle changes
  • Good governance skills to build more resilient communities
  • To heal the damage we have done to the earth and people  through hands-on action  and non-violent communication
  • A focus on circular economy, solidarity, development & empowerment


Quisqueya Permacultura prides itself on having worked closely and collaborated with individuals, families, communities, universities, and other organizations and groups from all over the world since 2014.

Our experience working with Quisqueya Permacultura, in the people of Orquídea and Antu, has been outstanding. With their advice we have been able to transmit to our students the love, responsibility and care that we owe to our planet. We have learned a lot about how vital permaculture is to preserve the ecology of the earth. For our students, nothing compares to this experience, their words. The inspiration of Quisqueya and Antu has motivated us to continue expanding this type of project and the high school has also involved the students in the creation of an orchard/garden. As a teacher, this experience has provided the best scenario to guide, educate, share, inspire, motivate our community in general about the importance of genuine, experiential learning and practical life. We are very grateful to Quisqueya Permacultura and look forward to the next meeting. Eugenia Almonte, Teacher & Garden Coordinator at the Carol Morgan School

Shiselle Lopez

“Shortly after QP began working with us, students were begging to go outside and work on their respective projects and responsibilities. Students understood the importance of this type of education and they embraced it. Some students went above and beyond, researching and educating themselves about GMOs, farming, agriculture, conservation, caring for the earth and eating healthy. Students were involved in the process and they were eager to share their knowledge with anyone and everyone that would listen. Students began going home and teaching their parents and family members about what they were learning. Students were conscious about the environment, leading healthier lifestyles and cooperating with others, as well as having positive relationships. QP transformed our sustainability projects and we are eternally grateful that they shared all of their knowledge, input and love of what they do with us.”

The Community for Learning

Harry Alvarez

I first encountered what was an idea of permaculture when I first met Orquidea and Antu back in 2015. I saw how they transformed the land of one of our closest partners into a lush garden with passionfruit vines intertwined among papaya trees that were giving shade to mint, oregano, and all types of herbs. More importantly the passion, knowledge and patience with which they demonstrate the outdoor spaces they create gives the user (client/customer/tourist) the ability to be met at their comfort zone. I learned about the concept of permaculture from Antu and Orqui, and have learned many more lessons from them because of this keen ability to meet people where they are on topics of sustainability, conservation, farming, etc. Hundreds of our Offbeat Travel students and staff have participated in permaculture seminars and have provided much praise themselves. Many students are so inspired that they write back to us weeks later saying things like “I want to live more like Orqui and Antu. How can I stay in touch with them?”. But more importantly they also write to us to let us know about the compost they started, the community garden they helped plant, or how they applied another of the many lessons they learned from Quisqueya Permacultura in their everyday lives.¨

Offbeat Adventures

Fyto Sandoval

“Su trabajo y cuidado de la tierra es admirable”

EcoEmprendedor. Youtuber.


What did I love most? “The inspiration that Antu generated in me for reviving love, respect and the need to observe nature, because I understood a lot about permaculture, and Orqui , who allowed me to reaffirm my commitment to change, with transformation, even from the smallest of spaces in which we move on the planet. The solidarity of the people of Las Galeras who supported in some way the development of the course, I breathed community. The work methodology, the facilitation team and the support between you… (Translated from spanish)

Satisfaction Survey

Altair Rodríguez

I first met Orqui and Antu (Quisqueya Permacultura) at one of their Bioconstruction workshops some years ago. The two-day practical workshop was a life changing experience. Quisqueya Permaculture has been a pioneer in areas such as Permaculture, Agroecology and Successional Agroforestry in the Dominican Republic. Their knowledge and passion on these and other areas that relate to collective regeneration is impressive. With the years I´ve had the opportunity to work with them on workshops, talks and trainings and everytime they teach me new things both as outstanding facilitators and trainers and as sensitive and empathetic human beings who practice what they preach and who are committed to another way of life that truly reconnects with with nature and ourselves.

Finca Tierra Negra



More resources to help create awareness and innovative solutions to have sustainability become a reality in our modern world


What we now call the province of Samana was home to the Ciguayos, Ciboneyes, and other indigenous groups who migrated from parts of the Caribbean, Central and South America. After 1492, when the island was colonized, other groups of enslaved peoples were brought forcefully from different parts of Africa, and later many others migrated as free peoples from other parts of the Caribbean and from the US, seeking true freedom. We would like to acknowledge and honour the traditional owners of the land, those who migrated to these lands and worked hard to make it their home, and pay respects to the Elders of this land, those of the past and the present.

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