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Lend a hand at a social, sustainable agriculture farming project in Sri Lanka

  • Sri Lanka
  • Bisher 434 mal gespeichert
  • Letzte Aktivität: 09.02.2023

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  2023 

 Geforderte Mindest-Aufenthaltsdauer:  1 Woche oder weniger

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  • Beschreibung

    Beschreibung

    Our project is a social sustainable agriculture farming project in Sri Lanka.

    In 2011, we bought an 8-hectare piece of land in the Northwest of the island, in 2013 we were able to buy an adjoining 6.5 hectare lot. At that time a brownfield site, we have planted hundreds of plants (especially fruit trees and coconut palms), created a large lake and built a house in the meantime. Besides some wild birds, cows and dogs have found a home here.

    The project was initiated by Suresh and Anne. Suresh grew up in Sri Lanka, but is living in Europe (between UK and Germany) since many years. Anne comes from Germany and has spent few months in Sri Lanka. But now the project is funded by Suresh and couple of his friends. The island is our second home. Suresh works in the field of renewable energies. So far the project has been financed from our salaries.

    We have found people on site, who work with us to turn the project into a green oasis. First of all, Suresh's mother and father live there with, who look after the farm.

    Besides that we are surrounded by friends and family around the world, who follow our vision, share the same values as well as support and encourage us with ideas, practical help and advice.

    The name of the project shall be our program. Usually estates in Sri Lanka are planted very densely and in monoculture (e g only with coconut trees). We are working to create a large and diverse garden. Therefore, we have planted the big trees in further distances than usual, so in between remains space and light for mid and finally ground-level plants. For us a special source of inspiration for the design and management of the project are also the ideas of permaculture.

    The project gives people work and feeds them. The land shall be used, but in a natural circle as possible. We need to give back, what we remove from the soil in form of harvested plants and fruits. We "feed" the soil with mulch, compost and In very rare occasions, we use selected fertilizers in very sustainable way to protect the harvest. We give the soil to drink, as we have created water reservoirs that keep it moist during the dry seasons. We revive the soil by letting live large and small animals in and on it. Since we do not use insecticides, we now observe a rich insect life, followed by numerous birds and some snakes.

    Our project is adjacent to the largest national park in Sri Lanka – the Wilpattu Forest Reserve. Above all having a national park next door for us means tranquillity and the view towards a huge forest.

  • Arten von Hilfe und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Arten von Hilfe und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Kunstprojekte
    Hilfe bei Ökoprojekten
    Unterrichten
    Gartenarbeiten
    Heimwerker- und Bauarbeiten
    Betreuung von Tieren
    Mithilfe auf einem Bauernhof
    Zubereiten / Kochen von Mahlzeiten für die Familie
    Hausarbeiten
    Tourismus / Gastgewerbe
    Handwerkliche Arbeiten
  • UNO-Ziele für nachhaltige Entwicklung, die dieser Gastgeber verfolgt

    UNO-Ziele für nachhaltige Entwicklung, die dieser Gastgeber verfolgt

    UNO-Ziele
    Keine Armut
    Kein Hunger
    Gesundheit und Wohlergehen
    Hochwertige Bildung
    Geschlechtergleichstellung
    Sauberes Wasser und Sanitärversorgung
    Bezahlbare und saubere Energie
    Menschenwürdige Arbeit und Wirtschaftswachstum
    Industrie, Innovation und Infrastruktur
    Weniger Ungleichheiten
    Nachhaltige Städte und Gemeinden
    Nachhaltige Konsum- und Produktionsmuster sicherstellen
    Maßnahmen zum Klimaschutz
    Leben unter Wasser
    Leben an Land
    Frieden, Gerechtigkeit und starke Institutionen
    Partnerschaften zur Erreichung der Ziele
  • Arbeit

    Arbeit

    The project is still in it's early stages, therefore there are various options for volunteers to get engaged with.

    Volunteers coming here will have Suriya (Suresh's father) as their contact person. Anyhow it would be very helpful at the stage of the project to have volunteers coming who can work quite independently and might even be looking for some adventure. . If you wish to do, you could go to the local village school in the afternoon and teach school children some English or Math.

    We offer free home cooked meals, and free accommodation. Technically it is like home stay with my family. You maybe able to see wild elephants and other wild animals wonder around in the evenings.

    We would like to offer small projects to volunteers for their time here, such as:

    DIY wood projects
    designing the garden
    design and make the camp site more accessible
    watering the plants
    help cooking
    helping with composting of coconuts and fruit trees and establish new compost piles
    improving the water management on the land (installation of more drip irrigation, watering of
    establishing a plant nursery and home garden
    Sometimes teach English or spend some time in the local school with children
    If you are keen mechanic, you can get your hands-dirty with the farm machinery too

    Besides we are very open for ideas from volunteers for other projects to be carried out on the land, this can simply be discussed and agreed with Dinesh.

  • Gesprochene Sprachen

    Deutsch: Fließend
    Englisch: Fließend

  • Unterkunft

    Unterkunft

    Since a beautiful family house was built here in 2015, we can now accommodate guests and volunteers.

    The house has a separate guest room or a separate campsite with 2 x Tents, BBQ, small kitchen and a bath room. The campsite is set up next to the lake so you have access to your private lake.

    Our family is happy to welcome visitors and will treat them with her delicious and spicy curries. We can cater vegetarian meals, self-catering (use of kitchen equipment) is possible as well. We appreciate every visitor here and anyone who would like to help actively. Most importantly, my family would love the company.

  • Was noch ...

    Was noch ...

    We appreciate every helping hand and can discuss individually how long volunteers may want to stay, how many hours per day and how many days per week they wish to work.

    During their time off, volunteers can simply enjoy the tranquillity here. Since we are located right on the border of Wilpattu National Park, it is possible to explore the forest. Besides it is possible to take boat trips to the Kalpitiya Peninsular, where you can go dolphin watching or do kite surfing for example.

    Motorbikes are available that can be rented by the volunteers to get around. When coming here we can assist with transport to get to the farm. There are buses coming up along the main road, from where we can pick you up.

  • Etwas mehr Information

    Etwas mehr Information

    • Internet Zugang

    • Eingeschränkter Internet Zugang

      Eingeschränkter Internet Zugang

    • Wir besitzen Tiere

    • Wir sind Raucher

    • Familien möglich

  • Kapazität - wie viele Workawayer maximal

    Kapazität - wie viele Workawayer maximal

    zwei

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    Arbeitszeiten

    25 hours maximum

Gastgeber Ref-Nr.: 553431532889

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