Help out on a little bio-dynamic and permacultural farm (3 ha), 100 km south from Porto Alegre, Brasil

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  • Description

    Description

    We are a little biodynamic and permaculture farm (3 ha), 100 km south from Porto Alegre, Brasil
    We are growing all types of fruits, and vegetables, trying to make our place sort of a culinary botanical garden. We also integrate local activities like gardening workshop at the local public school and events with our biodynamic neighbours. Our buildings are in process, all made by bio-construction and recycling
    we offer training in agriculture and community life as well as courses on self development (biography counselling)

    We are building up a learning community of adults.
    For our children, we have now our own homeschool/ unschooling project running. This is also a opportunity for volunteering.

    Usually we are 8 to 12 people, between adults and four kids

    You have the opportunity to be trained to take responsibility, in monthly rotation, in one of the seven areas:

    Landscape, animals, composting and biodynamic preparations
    Polycultural Vegetable garden
    Bio-construction
    Ecologic community household
    Agroforestry orchard
    Cultural, pedagogic activities, communication and sales
    Participative Community organisation

    How we work:
    From Monday to Friday, we work four hours/day in our area and projects, one hour / day everyone contributes to harmonize our living space and one hour we share learning in an intensive study group.
    Saturday we have our weekly meeting and Sunday is just for leisure an sharing culture.
    We participate in courses and trainings on biodynamic agriculture together with other farms nearby

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Jardinería
    Construcción
    Niñera / cuidado de niños
    Mantenimiento / bricolage
    Cocinar / compras
    Ayuda en una granja
    Otra
    Ayuda en proyecto ecológico
    Ayuda en casa
    Ayuda con animales
    Ayuda de caridad
    Ayuda con idiomas
    Projecto artístico
    Ayuda informática / Internet
    Enseñar

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    besides the practical experience in agriculture and community life you can participate for free in our courses for personal development (biography-counselling) and biodynamic agriculture

    New:
    This year we started a 1 year intensiv training in biodynamic agriculture and comunity life!

  • Help

    Help

    in all the aspects of community life, bio-dynamic farming, bio- construction, social and cultural activities.
    You will receive and/or can contribute with instruction and training. Depending on the time you'll spend with us you may realize and administrate a little or bigger project, with our support.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    Portuguese, Spanish, German, English, French

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    a simple but big family house with two rooms for volunteers, two bathrooms, kitchen/cooking/harmonising the space shared by everyone

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    we life in a totally rural area, however with public transport at the door, (once a day to and from Porto Alegre, as well as local buses)
    the landscape is bucolic, hilly, of small family farms, with a lot of forest, rice plantations in the bottom of the valleys and lots of little lakes and ponds as water reserve for the rice culture.

    we care if a good relation with our neighbours.

    It is important to us to follow a healthy way of life, avoiding industrial foods as much as possible.

    Illegal drugs stay fare away not because we are against (in fact the main problem is the illegality, not the drugs) but because of the social aspect: even in our rural area there is intense drug traffic and we took the decision to let the world of the drug traffic outside.
    Alcohol only in special social occasions like a feast, and in moderate quantities.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

composting
gathering material for composting in the woods
the school garden
fresh bred
making cheese
gardening with the kids at the local primary school
compost receiving biodynamic preparations
making cheese
making cheese
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