The University of Georgia Costa Rica 2014-2015 Sustainability Report UGA Costa Rica 2014 - 2015 Sustainability Report - Page 12

support approximately 350 permanent residents. UGA Costa Rica is the largest employer in the valley and works with the San Luis communities to implement sustainability initiatives on local farms and businesses. The land currently composing UGA Costa Rica was once just a small coffee and dairy farm. In the early 1990’s the farm was purchased and converted to a biological station with a small eco-lodge providing housing for visiting tourists, students, and researchers. The UGA Foundation purchased the land in 2001 and converted it to a campus