In 2019, Kiley Arroyo completed a permaculture design certificate with Finca Tierra, a ‘school for revolutionaries’ located in the southeastern state of Talamanca, Costa Rica.

Design principles from permaculture, argoecology, biomimicry, and living systems theory have influenced Ms. Arroyo’s work for several years. She was drawn to Finca Tierra’s program in light of the ways their unique curriculum acknowledges the deep indigenous roots of permaculture and many regenerative farming practices.

In the days ahead, she will continue to integrate these principles and practices into initiatives and enterprises that aim to realize a more regenerative future.