Help us to create our organic kitchen garden by the sea in Agadir, Morocco

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Morocco

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    31/01/2020

 
  2020 

 Min stay requested: 1 month or more

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  • Description

    Description

    Come help us develop our organic vegetable garden and green gardens
    in the heart of Souss Massa National Park in southern Morocco.

    We are a small hotel located in the National Park of Souss Massa and more exactly in the heart of its Ornithological Reserve where lives, among other species, the last bald Ibis colony in the world. Built above the dunes, feet in the water of the Atlantic Ocean, we wish:
    ¬ develop our kitchen garden 100% organic,
    ¬ to plant the spaces of our land not yet vegetated

    Despite the poverty of the land and the quality of water, we have succeeded in our many tests to produce vegetables and salads very varied and develop many plants. This encourages us to try the adventure and take up the challenge of making a real vegetable garden and beautiful gardens in these lands that are believed to be sterile. It is to this adventure that we want to see young people from other countries join us to make them discover this region but also our culture and our cuisine.

    Our site, 40 km south of Agadir, is beautiful with its sandy beach of nearly 7 km which offers several opportunities for sports and nautical activities.

    The fishing village above the hotel is very quiet and does not offer nightlife.
    This announcement is for people who like to be in touch with nature and appreciate being away from big cities. However, many means of transport allow to reach Agadir which is a big tourist city with various activities of day and night.

    The hotel is open all year and has thirty employees including 7 gardeners.

    What we expect from volunteers:
    ¬ Five hours of daily work to take care of the kitchen garden, green spaces and gardens: sow, water, clean, harvest, maintain irrigation system and fencing nets ...
    ¬ Speak French or English
    ¬ Have knowledge in agriculture
    ¬ Minimum availability: 3 months

    What we offer to volunteers:
    ¬ Volunteers will be accommodated on site in single rooms with bathroom and hot water.
    ¬ Three meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Farmstay

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    On the site of the hotel live all year around twenty hotel employees of both sexes aged 20 to 40 years. They are from different regions of Morocco.
    Volunteers will be able to learn:
    > the languages practiced on the spot (dialectal Arabic, Berber, French) by the resident employees,
    > Moroccan cuisine (our hotel is renowned for the quality of its restaurant),
    > gardening ...
    > the discovery of the fauna and flora of the National Park,
    > Berber and Saharawi culture of the region

  • Help

    Help

    Volunteer work will consist of:

    ¬ Prepare the soil to be sown,
    ¬ Sowing seeds or planting plants
    ¬ Water the plants,
    ¬ Clean the soil of weeds,
    ¬ To harvest from the vegetable garden any vegetables ready to be consumed,
    ¬ Maintain irrigation systems, fence nets and protection of the vegetable garden and gardens ...
    ¬ Cut the plants and trees of the garden.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    French, English, Arabic - Français, Anglais, Arabe

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    > Volunteers will be accommodated on site in single rooms with bathroom and hot water.
    > The three meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) will be served in the catering area reserved for hotel staff.
    > Internet by wifi

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    ¬ Volunteers interested in surfing can practice it. There is on-site monitor and equipment.
    ¬ Nearby cities: Agadir, Tiznit, Taroudant
    ¬ Nearest villages: Tifnit, Aghbalou, Massa
    ¬ Sunshine: 340 days a year
    ¬ Minimum temperature: 8 to 22 ° C in January
    ¬ Maximum temperature: 19 to 30 ° C in August

  • 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

  • ...

    Hours expected

    4/5 hours a day, 5 days a week - 4/5 heures par jour max, 5 j/sem.

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