Help with an agro-ecological farm and botanical garden project near Puyo, Ecuador

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Ecuador

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  • Description

    Description

    It is a project based on reforestation and conservation privately. From the family organization we have been in reforestation processes for more than 18 years in the rainforest of the Ecuadorian Amazon.

    The beginning of the finca was based on the purchase of a land of reeds and grasslands, but with an area of ​​5 hectares conserved of primary forest of the tropical rain forest.

    We started with 5 hectares and now it has become a sanctuary for animals since around the farm they have cut down almost the entire forest. We have species inside the farm that are in the red list of danger of extinction. It is a farm with primary and secondary forest of 25 hectares.

    We are in the second phase of the farm that consists of agroecological production, after a long process of recovering the soil for sustainable production.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Farmstay help
    Help with Eco Projects
    Help around the house
    Hospitality/Tourism
    Art Projects
    Help with Computers/ Internet
    Teaching

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We give continuous training and workshops to each volunteer on agroecology and forest topics, We always train about tropical rainforest. They also receive free hosting and it is a great experience to spend within a community. The farm is located within a community called Murialdo that is made up of about 40 families.
    Apart from that you can also enjoy all the facilities you have: the part of bird watching, the trails, the rivers, bicycles.
    We teach the use of agricultural tools and methods of harvesting and processing of fruits.

  • Help

    Help

    People passionate about nature and conservation topics. Most needed are (persons releated in Biology, botany, ecology, agriculture, natural sciences) but we are also open to any opportunity with other qualities (builders, architects, civilians, artists, photographers, muralist, documentaries, all are welcome if they have a purpose).

    The main tasks inside the farm are:
    - construction of roads and paths.
    -Maintenance of the garden and elaboration of organic fertilizers.
    - Participate in pruning and harvesting fruit trees.
    - Documentation and photography for advertising.
    - Maintenance of the house and bioconstruction of cabins.
     - Tree sowing
    - Inventory of animals and plants.
    -Advertinsing

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    The rooms are beautiful. It is a large timber country house. It is very cozy. The rooms are illuminated, there is internet in the house. The bathroom is shared for 3 rooms but the bathroom is also spacious and comfortable. The rooms in general have a double bed and a bunk bed. There is a table and a shelf in each room. There is light and there are also plugs in each room.
    The bathroom inside the house has a toilet, sink, shower with hot water. The service is covered.

    We will not provide the food.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    There are many things to do. Around the farm there are some rivers and trails, besides there are swimming pools nearby. There are also waterfalls and caves near the farm. We are 20 minutes from Puyo, in the city there are bars, restaurants and more entertainment. In the community you can also see the topic of preparation of panela and the conventional production of products.

    If you want, we are also close to an animal rescue site.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    Inside the house we have internet. And each room have a small desk.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    The parking zone in the farm it is big. So there is no problem for campervans or motorhomes.

  • Can possibly acccept pets

    Can possibly acccept pets

    We love dogs at the farms. but we don't allow cats because hunts birds inside the farm.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 3 hours a day, 5 days a week

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