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Learn cultivation and processing of sacred medicinal plants and building alternative construction

World, Central America, Panama, Rio hato

OFFER YOUR HELP

Travel dates

32°C, 15:40

About the workproject

We need 10 volunteers

A few miraculous incidences led our journey to Rodrigo´s land. We came here to volunteer ourselves and were amazed about the potential this project has. Since we are traveling, our journey goes on now, but we had a wonderful time here and would like to help Rodrigo to open this place for other volunteers to help, learn and enjoy!


Mission/vision:

All over the world ayahuasca has become more and more popular. And that for a good reason, as this sacred medicine that has been used traditionally by many tribes in South America, has great healing powers, helping people to get over old fears, traumata and patterns. It has been a very important part of indigenous culture in the Amazones, as it helps the people to connect with Mother Nature, talk with the plants, to learn with which remedies people can be cured and experience a glimpse of the divine.
As this reconnection of humankind with nature is more urgent than ever before, it is wonderful that this medicine is more widely used and brings us back to our roots. At the same time it is getting more and more commercialized and exploited. The plants get largely cut in the rainforest without any concerns about depleting it.

Here on this farm you can learn how to cultivate the medicine in a sustainable way, how to propagate it as well how to brew the remedy. It is a beautiful opportunity to give back to the plants and have a connection with it on different levels.

Introduction:

Rodrigo is a very colorful, open-minded character, a walking encyclopedia, full of humor, interesting stories and ideas. You will never get bored around him and there is lots to learn from him. Rodrigo has been 15 years on this land, which is an ancestral property from his family. Before he was in Brasil, where he founded several NGOs including projects for water protections and sustainable development in protected areas and created a Methodology for masterplans for rural areas. And also in Brasil he met the Santo Daime church and founded one next to a Hare Krishna community. One day he decided to go back to his homeland and create a nursery for these plants and to make the experience more accessible for a wider range of people.
His mascot and pet is a rooster called Pixel, who reminds you to walk mindful of your surroundings.
Lili is his ´interface´, helping him to organize and relax. She is a very pleasant woman full of love, especially to her two birds Haribol and Haribolla.
Jose-Maria is the handyman, electrician and plumber, a man full of skills from construction, welding, repairing, building furniture to making you laugh with his jokes and teaching you Spanish.
Luna is the gardener, a very lovely peaceful character and hard worker with more than 70 years of experience and strength, more than all of us got together.

About the host

Agro Riegos Cocle (60)

Host since
2017

Speaks
English, Spanish, Portuguese

Last seen online
1 Months ago

Rodrigo is a very colorful, open-minded character, a walking encyclopedia, full of humor, interesting stories and ideas. You will never get bored around him and there is lots to learn from him. Rodrigo has been 15 years on this land, which is an ancestral property from his family. Before he was in Brasil, where he founded several NGOs including projects for water protections and sustainable development in protected areas and created a Methodology for masterplans for rural areas. And also in Brasil he met the Santo Daime church and founded one next to a Hare Krishna community. One day he decided to go back to his homeland and create a nursery for these plants and to make the experience more accessible for a wider range of people.
His mascot and pet is a rooster called Pixel, who reminds you to walk mindful of your surroundings.
Lili is his ´interface´, helping him to organize and relax. She is a very pleasant woman full of love, especially to her two birds Haribol and Haribolla.
Jose-Maria is the handyman, electrician and plumber, a man full of skills from construction, welding, repairing, building furniture to making you laugh with his jokes and teaching you Spanish.
Luna is the gardener, a very lovely peaceful character and hard worker with more than 70 years of experience and strength, more than all of us got together.

Project dates


Work to be done

  • gardening
  • construction
  • farming
  • language practice
  • maintenance
  • eco project
  • computer help
  • internet support

Expected workhours

  • 5 hours a day
  • 5 days a week

Work exchange deal

  • shared room, camper, tent

There are three rooms available (outside of the ceremony weekends) and lots of mattresses, yoga mats, pillows and mosquito nets to use.
There is a space being build right now in the garden with a big roof, where people can camp. There are a few tents available for people to use. Laundry facilities and an outdoor kitchen are being installed there if you prefer to be in nature.
There is already an inside kitchen with stove and fridge and all the materials for cooking meals.
You cook your own food, but get the staples provided.
For vegetables and fruits there are shops and markets around, where we recycled mountains of good food that they were not able to sell. Rodrigo wants to make a deal with them to get a constant supply from them for volunteers. As well there is the plan to start a garden that will provide veggies and fruits on the land - so far you can find yucca, cashews and incredible amounts of delicious mangos (if you come in the right season wink ).
Minimum stay for volunteering in exchange for accommodation is 1 week.

  • shared meals

US offer basic food, rice, beans, oat,

  • no money is involved