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  2019 

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  • Description

    Description

    Hi, my name is Andrew and I work with syntropic agriculuture (agrofloresta, agroforestry). I have been working with planting and managing these types of agricultural systems since 2010.

    Agroflorestas are the way to make agriculture harmonious with nature by following its logics. It has limitless possibilities to create food, fertile soil and water while regenerating biodiversity.

    We are located in Chapadao do Céu and currently have 15 hectares of biodiverse agroflorestas, of several different ages, and intend to expand to much larger scale.

    We sell our produce locally and work with processing mandioca and other fruits.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Farmstay
    Other
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Animal care

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Those who come here will have the oportunity to learn and practice a truly sustainable farming technique. They will also learn about the native treese and our ecosystem called cerrado.

    You will learn how to reforest this planet and at the same time produce an abundance of food!

    Here we are constantly planting and experimenting. A great place to learn about many types of plants and how to manage them!

  • Help

    Help

    The project involves converting large scale conventional corn and soybean farming into a regenerative system with agroflorestas.

    Here we practice techniques of SYNTROPIC AGRICULTURE, as taught by Ernst Gotsch.

    Here you will help and become familiar with:
    +planting, prunning and selective weeding
    +how to use machetes, prunning shears, saws , hoes and other essential farm tools
    +plant identification and plant nursery maintanace,
    +harvesting fruits, vegetables, roots and seeds of all types of plants
    +collecting organic matter for mulch
    +processing native tree seeds for storing and planting
    +designing you own syntropic agriculture systems
    +help cleaning and organizing our communal spaces

    We have a very abundant and diverse production of food in our garden and we welcome those who enjoy COOKING with fresh food and trying new recipes !

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English Spanish Portuguese

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Volunteers are comfortably accomodated in a three bedroom house with a comunal kitchen area and spacious varanda. Rooms are shared.

    Breakfast, lunch and dinners are prepared and organized communaly. Most of the food is harvesed directly from our agroflorestas. The basic cooking necessities are provided.

    Cleaning and organizing duties are also shared among our guests.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The farm is located near the Rio Formoso, part of the ecological corridor to the Emas National Park. This region is headwaters to the Parana and Araguaia water basins, it is also known for its flat and expansive plateaus. One of the largest conservation areas of the native cerrado vegetation. The river is perfect for swimming and kayaking, which we do all the time.

  • 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

    5 hours a day, 5 days a week












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