Hi gardening and nature fans, join us to support sustainable agricultural in the Casamance Region of Senegal. We are a young Senegalese-German couple who love nature and agriculture. We started our own gardening project recently. Our objective is to support an alternative way of growing fruits and vegetables to protect the beautiful nature of Casamance and to earn a living. We just succeeded to have enough water for our exploitable land area (almost 2ha) - Yeah! We need YOUR assistance in good agricultural practices such as permaculture, composting... to make this dream become true. Our farm is situated in a touristy area, the beach is not far away and offers ideal balance to the gardening work.
Cooking / shopping
Help in the house
The Casamance is culturally rich and our farm is situated in a touristic zone. You have a lot of European people who residing in the zone as well as local people who are ready to share their culture with you. You have different cultural feasts. You can learn drumming, African dance and so on...
We need volunteers with experiences and competences in good agricultural practices including agroforestry, permaculture and biologic gardening to achieve our projects objective to support sustainable agriculture in the Casamance Region of Senegal. The workawayers can help in so many issus such as improving composting, planting, seedlings, watering by managing the solar system, sharing knowledge of permaculture and help us in introducing little by little. We have animals like chicken and ducks who need some care, help to prepare food and shopping are also welcome.
French, English, German, local languages such as Woloff, Mandinka, Pular...
We have a small nice round hut which offers you a room for your own with shared bathroom/toilet. My husband designed it and everybody appreciates the work. We now have running water in the house but not yet electricity. We are watering our garden with a solar system. Our water from the well and bore hole is clean and potable.
We used to cook local rice dishes on our farm and everybody helps to prepare food including volunteers. We normally cook outside with firewood. When we have too much work we buy food from the next closest town Kafountine. We are open to try new cooking styles and learn from each other.
Our farm is a little bit far from the village, so you have to be ready to take the bike or walking. The beach is not far away where you can find nice hostels where you can meet people from different countries as well as local people. The next biggest town is Kafountine where the fishing sector is the most important economical source. The Gambia is not far away and we have relatives there - so, you also could enjoy a short trip to this English speaking country!
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
max. 5 hours/day, 5 days/week maximum