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Help on a farm in San Isidro del General, Costa Rica

World, Central America, Costa Rica, San Isidro de El General

OFFER YOUR HELP

Travel dates

18°C, 22:39

About the workproject

We need 10 volunteers

Our Farm is a 50 acre self-sustaining family farm in San Isidro del General, Costa Rica. The owners, Rose. from the USA. Rose. is a retired microbiologist and long term organic gardener. Our organic project is dedicated to growing organic food for consumption by the residents and volunteers. Our long term goal is to encourage members of the surrounding community to adopt similar organic principles so that all of us will have a healthier diet and lifestyle.

LEARNING AT THE FARM: The project offers volunteers an opportunity to learn how to design, build, plant, maintain and harvest an organic garden. We utilize farm resources in such a way as to build and preserve healthy soil, nutrients and growing environments by making compost, worm compost, compost by live culture methods, plant rotation, saving seeds and using organic growing methods. Volunteers also learn how to dehydrate fruits, vegetables, coffee, cacao and fruit leathers using our solar dehydrator. Volunteers take part in making products from farm resources that we sell or trade at the local Farmer's Market called the Feria. We are currently building a new greenhouse to house our organic market project. There are opportunities to practice Spanish with our bilingual project manager.

We have a large variety of fruits and vegetables on the farm including organic coffee, over 220 citrus trees, over 400 banana plants, 100 papaya trees, almost 75 mango trees, 20 coconut trees, mamone, starfruit, guanabana, cashew trees and a wide variety of vegetables growing in the greenhouses. We also have 10,000 hardwood trees of many varieties.

3 Delicious meals, Mostly Organic provided.

PLEASE SEND YOUR EMAIL WHEN REQUESTING TO VOLUNTEER

About the host

Janzen (76)

Host since
2016

Speaks
English, Spanish

Last seen online
2 Years ago

The owners, Rose. from the USA. Rose. is a retired microbiologist and long term organic gardener. Our organic project is dedicated to growing organic food for consumption by the residents and volunteers. Our long term goal is to encourage members of the surrounding community to adopt similar organic principles so that all of us will have a healthier diet and lifestyle....

Project dates

Open for offers, contact us


Work to be done

  • gardening
  • construction
  • farming
  • language practice
  • help in the house
  • teaching projects
  • maintenance tasks

Expected workhours

  • 5 hours a day
  • 5 days a week

Work exchange deal

  • private cottage, private room, private apartment, shared cottage, shared room, shared apartment, tent, guest house

We have a 8 bed fully screened but rustic volunteer dorm with a bathroom and a shower. We have a rocket woodstove and a gas stove for cooking plus a refrigerator. There is an outdoor solar shower and a lounging area with internet access..

  • shared meals

3 Delicious meals, Mostly Organic provided.

  • no money is involved