We have an organic farm in Llanogrande, outside Medellin. The land has been left alone for two years so the soil is very rich. Currently the projects consist of seeding, planting and maintaining garden beds, working in the greenhouse, mixing compost and soil, and documenting the effects of microorganisms on seed growth and plant development.
The house is spacious and you will be fed very well (we are both chefs with a catering business and specialty foods: fermentations, kombucha, etc). You will have your own space. Note: we are about 45 minutes from Medellin, so if you are seeking the city scene, this will not work. While we have motorbikes, and go to the city at least once a week, it will not be easy to go to the city without your own form of transportation yet busses pass constantly only a 2 minute walk from our front door. We have a dog, cat, and chickens.
A long term goal is too keep bees, growing mushrooms, medicinal plants, and building a cold room. A pond for algae is also down the road: any background in beekeeping, aquaponics, natural medicine, or permaculture would be huge.
Help with Eco project
Help in the house
We want you to learn from us and we want to learn from you. We are both chefs, so we will be cooking daily: fermented foods, kombucha, artisanal meats, etc. We both have lived in Colombia for many years, can speak Spanish, and can help connect you to other communities throughout the country. This department of Colombia is stunningly beautiful, there are many day and weekend trips around, as well as the city itself. Surrounding our house are many more organic farms, in which we are establishing connections to do seed exchanges and classes.
Someone who has gardening experience--not a romanticized idea of farming. If you have worked on farms, studied permaculture, have experience with bees or animals, then we are interested.
You will have your own bedroom and bathroom. The house is four bedrooms and three bathrooms. You will have access to a kitchen and plenty of outdoor space. As mentioned previously, we cook at least one meal everyday, other days we get Colombian lunch, and always have plenty of fruits and vegetables.
There are many towns within a twenty minute bus ride away: La Ceja, El Retiro, Llanogrande, San Antonio, Rionegro. An hour away on bus is Medellin. There are many nice walks around, and if you have a motorbike the possibilities are endless. Guatape is a nice day trip. Jerico, Tarso, La Pintada, Salento, Manizales all make great weekend trips.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
More than two
Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week