Help on a permaculture farm near Malacatos, Southern Ecuador

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  2019 

 Min stay requested: at least 3 weeks

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  • Description

    Description

    Our farm in fabulous Southern Ecuador, offers the opportunity to experience broad-scale Permaculture, with over 500 hectares, bordered by a large river on one side, and a mountain stream on another. The views are spectacular, with elevation ranges from 1400 m to 2000 m. It has approximately 50 ha of arable land that are being developed toward mixed cropping food forests of fruit trees, coffee and nitrogen-fixing trees interplanted with herbs, cereal and seed crops integrated with animal production. The intention is to reforest as much of the non-arable land as possible, as much of the mountain has suffered deforestation from overgrazing, as has much of Ecuador. The mountain has several soil types, and endemic species of flora and fauna.

    Putting Permaculture principles to practice in the context of a broad-scale agro-forestry productive farm is the primary goal of the farm, under the direction of Permaculture and organic agriculture. If you are interested in learning about sustainable organic agriculture, this is a great opportunity.



    Nuestra finca, se encuentra ubicada en un lugar fabuloso en el Sur de Ecuador, le ofrece la oportunidad de experimentar en amplia escala Permacultura, con más de 500 hectáreas, rodeada de un gran río por un lado y un arroyo de montaña en otro. Con vistas increibles, la elevación oscila entre 1400 m a 2000 m. Tiene 50 hectáreas de tierras cultivables que están siendo desarrolladas con cultivos mixtos: alimentos, árboles frutales, café y árboles fijadores de nitrógeno intercalado con hierbas, cereales y semillas oleaginosas integrando con la producción animal. La intención es reforestar gran parte de las tierras no cultivables lo mas que se pueda, la montaña ha sufrido de forestación a causa del sobrepastoreo, al igual que muchos lugares de Ecuador. La montaña tiene varios tipos de suelo y especies endémicas de flora y fauna.

    Practicando los principios de Permacultura en una amplia escala de agro-forestales en el contexto de finca productiva es el principal objetivo, mediante la direccion de expertos en Permacultura y agricultura orgánica, este es un gran oportunidad para estudiar agroecologia sostenible.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    Cooking / shopping
    Farmstay
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Language practice

  • Help

    Help

    Help on the permaculture farm, especially reforestation, digging swales, making compost, planting, animal care, bioconstruction, water management, research and off course cooking.

    La ayuda que requerimos en la finca es especialmente para reforestación, hacer compost, plantar, cuidado de los animales, bioconstrucción, manejo del agua, investigación y por supuesto en cocina.
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  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, Spanish

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Ecologically constructed cabins, a group kitchen, compost toilets in a spectacular location in the middle of the mountain.

    Contamos con cabañas ecológicas, cocina grupal, baños secos en un lugar espectacular en medio de la montaña.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    There is a lot of hiking available on the mountain, including to the lovely cascades of Chonta Creek. (See the photos!!!) On days off, visit nearby Podocarpus National park, or the village of Vilcabamba , one hour away, which attracts travellers from all over the world, where there are good restaurants, and places of entertainment. There are buses from the area of the farm twice a day. It is a 30 minute walk to the location of the bus.
    We ask that volunteers are in good health, and are available for a range of work tasks and who enjoy tranquility and nature. Transportation will be provided from the closest town of Malacatos, which is 40 minutes away, upon your initial entry as well as exit at the end of your stay. Transportation will be provided for trips to town for shopping and for entertainment when it coincides with farm priorities. Three meals per day will be provided. Some works hours may include cooking for the staff.
    Internet, compost toilets, and taxi service will be available. We prefer volunteers that may be at least a month on the farm

    Hay varias rutas para ir de excursion disponibles, para el tiempo libre, en particular a las hermosas cascadas de Chonta Creek, visitas el cercano parque Nacional Podocarpus, otra opcion es la ciudad de Vilcabamba, ubicada a una hora de distancia, que atrae a viajeros de todo el mundo, donde hay buenos restaurantes y lugares de entretenimiento, podemos informar sobre las rutas. Hay camionetas para entrar y salir de la finca su costo varia entre 7 y 10 dolares. La finca esta ubicada a 30 minutos de la parada del bus que va a Vilcabamba o Loja..La finca se encarga del transporte unicamente al ingreso y cuando termina su estancia. Se proveera de transporte para compras o entretenimiento siempre y cuando coincida con las prioridades de la finca.
    Pedimos que los voluntarios estén en buen estado de salud, y que tengan disponibilidad para realizar una gran variedad de tareas y disfrutar de la tranquilidad y la naturaleza. Ofrecemos las tres comidas al día. Algunas horas de trabajo pueden incluir preparar la comida para el equipo de voluntarios.
    Facilidades incluyen: Alimentación, señal de celular de compañía Claro, duchas, baños secos. Preferimos voluntarios que se puedan quedar al menos un mes dentro de la finca.

    Idiomas: Inglés Español

  • 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

    25hours a week

Chris (desde Dinamarca) y Eddy sembrando el café. Chris (from Denmark) and Eddy panting the Coffee.












































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