#001 Suzanna Leff: Run a Successful Volunteer Program for Over 30 Years and Still Love It (Finca Amrta)

Dec 3, 2020

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In today’s episode, we visit Suzanna Leff, one of the cofounders of Finca Amrta, a permaculture farm in the South Pacific region of Costa Rica. 

Suzanna has been running her volunteer program for over 30 years and has been able to keep it full, almost exclusively by word of mouth. 

We discuss topics like, how to find volunteer managers and administrative support, helping guests find their passions, and how to keep people engaged and happy.  

We’ve created a downloadable PDF to offer you a list of tips you can implement to enhance your volunteer program. Download here:  https://regenerationnationcr.com/volunteer-programs 

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Special thanks to Ariel Poltronieri for editing this episode!


Ever wonder how a vanilla flower is pollinated?

Have you ever seen bamboo used as a hanging lettuce bed? In this video, Suzanna takes us for a tour of her organic homestead, greenhouses, solar food drying room, and shares some insights into her volunteer program and more.

Finca Amrta hosts Permaculture Design Courses and sells herbal tea blends, salves, and other garden harvests at local markets.

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To follow more of Finca Amrta’s adventures in homesteading, check out:
Website – http://fincaamrta.com/
FB – https://www.facebook.com/fincaamrta

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Special thanks to Joy Girón for editing this video!
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1 Comment

  1. Carley

    Thank you so much for interviewing Suzanna! She is an inspiration of a person and has an incredible project. You’ve done such a service to have made this recording and memorialized her. THANK YOU.


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