Come and help me grow organic mushrooms in the valley of the Incas, Peru



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    My name is taki.
    I am a child of the great spirit son of the the Sun , sun of the mother earth just like everyone here on earh.. We are located in the sacred valley of cusco below pitusiray and swasiray.. I am growing mushrooms in the sacred valley of the Inkas organically. i also grow veggies .
    i need help in the garden and with mushroom cultivation.
    We do sweat lodge ceremonies as well. This mushroom farm is a new thing here in the valley we are promoting the consumption of mushrooms we are doing rustic hutt produccion.we really need spanish speaking help nov, DECember todo help finish the year with deliveries and marketing as soon as posible in this competitiv business . there are many growers here around Cusco. Web are having dificulties selling mushrooms.
    At the moment i need 2 people right away from now to stay until the 20th of september possibly longer. I need to leave town from sept7 th until the 17 th. I need 2/solid people to hold things together on the farm . If this fits for you . please write me right away.


    There is nothing high tech about the way we produce mushrooms except for sterile culture work we do in our Spawn Laboratory. Volunteers do assist in all aspects of substrate preparacion, planting , pasteurizing, housekeeping, mushroom delivery and sales. I dont usually have volunteers enter our laboratory . IT takes a minimum of 3 months , to learn the whole process.
    Volunteers do not usually stay long enough to learn this high detail technology . Growing mushrooms is alot of hard work and daily maintenace, attention to detail , and repetitive work .

    We only grow edible gourmet and medicinal mushrooms such as RIESHI , Shitake and Oyster mushrooms, this year we are begining agaricus white button produccion for the first time.. If you are seriously interested an a full apprenticeship position here at the farm and wish to replicate this in your country of origin please write me. This can take a minimum 6 month to 12 month comitment. You will leave here a mushroom maestro or maestra.

    I hold a sweatlodge monthly . The lodge is based on the mexica tradition of mexico but is a bit mixed with the Andean Spirituality . We work with the 4 elements calling up our ancestors for help. We sing songs and purify and harmonize the body mmind and spirit in this sacred ceremony. I for those people i have a chance to get to know well may participate in other ceremonies.

    I was born in kansascity , have lived in mexico for years, am a mexican citizen and now i am a peruvian citizen. . IM amazed with all the responses we get everyday ..
    I hope to learn and share my experiences.

    We can host people all year anytime. I am always needing some constant help here ..If you want to learn medicine songs in spanish and quechua this is a good place

    Our website needs serious help. We have boosted our producción but have little sales.
    We have created a flourishing mushroom marketing un recent years. Now a dozen por more competitors have surfaced, so we lost most of our customers. The good thing is mushrooms are really inexpensive un Cusco. We need help with the website. Its really weak. If we can make it good , i think we can sell more mushrooms locally but also export to lima, Perú.

    YOu should write if your interested in coming to help short term or longterm .
    You must have a sleeping bagg to come stay here. To keep the dorm cleaner. We have some blankets . but very limited. If you use blankets you are required to hand wash them. You also must hand wash your own clothes. Also if you break kitchen appliances , dishes , other property you are required to replace or pay for repairs. We do not accepy young people under 22 years of age thatdo not have a degree . we have had problems with young people here on the farm. . there are acceptions


  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Cooking / shopping
    General Maintenance
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Help with Computers / internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You can learn some quechua language, learn experience in sweatlodge tradicion, learn songs.
    You will live amongst quechua native speakers .

  • Help


    Gardening ,, mushroom cultivation. mushroom delivery to customers
    Mushroom sales in local organic suanday market 1st and 3rd sunday of each month.
    wild Mushroom Foraging
    Garden weeeding
    Animal Care


  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    english spanish quechua

  • Accommodation


    i have a spare bedroom in my house.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Cusco was the site of the historic capital of the Inca Empire and was declared a World Heritage Site in 1983 by UNESCO. It is a major tourist destination and receives almost 2 million visitors a year. It is designated as the Historical Capital of Peru by the Constitution of Peru.
    THere is Lares hott springs 3 hours away . nice place to go for a couple days. Ausangate springs 5hours away.
    The jungle isjust a few hours over the mountain.

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    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

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    Hours expected

    5 hours per day 5 days a week

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