Small-scale vegetable farm in the south of Chile



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  • Description


    Our sustainable agriculture project located in the south of Chile produces high-quality vegetables for sale to restaurants and the public. We offer people an opportunity to nourish themselves with produce that is delicious, fresh, and distinctive. We work to improve the health of the community, sustain ecosystems, and strengthen the local economy.

    The farm is run by two passionate and ambitious women (Lorena, Chilean, and Brynn, originally from the U.S.). For the 2019-2020 growing season, we’re looking for longer-term farm apprentices to assist us in all aspects of our farm. This not only includes physical tasks in all kinds of weather, but also the management of complex production and marketing systems.

    Nuestro proyecto de agricultura sustentable produce hortalizas finas de alta calidad para vender a restaurantes y al público. Nuestros productos son ricos, frescos y distintos, ofreciendo una experiencia nutritiva y sanadora a nuestros clientes. Trabajamos para mejorar la salud de la comunidad, cuidar el medio ambiente y desarrollar la economía local.

    Las dueñas son dos mujeres apasionadas y motivadas (Lorena, chilena, y Brynn, estadounidense). Para la temporada de 2019-2020 buscamos practicantes de largo plazo para apoyarnos en todos los aspectos de nuestro proyecto. Esto incluye no solamente tareas físicas en todas las condiciones climáticas sino también el manejo de sistemas complejos de producción, envase y marketing.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Farmstay help

  • 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

    You'll have the opportunity to see how a small farm functions within the context of our unique region. We are language lovers and you'll have daily opportunities to practice your Spanish.

    Tendrás la oportunidad de ver como funciona una granja de producción de hortalizas finas en nuestra región. Somos amantes de los idiomas y compartiremos las idiosincrasias del español chileno.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Help


    We’re seeking highly motivated people who are already thinking of starting their own project in the future and want to gain experience in the management of a small-scale vegetable operation. These folks will be looking to learn from our methods and will also be able to contribute their own perspectives and ideas to our daily tasks. It is our goal to support our apprentices in gaining the skills and confidence necessary to launch their own small farm project.

    Requerimos personas altamente motivadas que ya piensen seriamente en armar su propio proyecto en el futuro y busquen experiencia gestionando el cultivo orgánico de hortalizas en pequeña escala. Buscamos gente que tenga ganas de aprender de nuestros métodos y también de contribuir sus propias perspectivas e ideas. De este modo, tenemos como propósito apoyar a nuestros practicantes ampliar su rango de habilidades y terminar con la confianza de lanzar un nuevo emprendimiento propio.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    Portuguese: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Farm apprentices stay in a cob house with a fully equipped kitchen, iving area with woodstove, bedroom with bunkbeds, and bathroom with hot shower. This is a communal space that is the center of our project so you should be comforortable sharing space. We provide groceries (vegetarian) so you can prepare your meals, and of course there is delicious produce from the garden. There is internet at the main house that you can use but it can be slow and unpredictable. You can also buy a local SIM card and buy a low-cost monthly cell phone/internet plan to use while you're here.

    Los practicantes se quedan en una casa de barro con cocina amoblada, sala de estar con combustión lenta, dormitorio con literas y baño con ducha. Esta casita es el nexo de nuestro proyecto y por eso es importante que estás cómodo con la convivencia. Te damos alimentos (vegetarianos) para que prepares tu propia comida, y por supuesto hay verduras ricas de la huerta. Hay internet en la casa principal que puedes usar pero la conexión puede ser lenta y poco constante. Existe la opción de comprar un chip móvil y comprar un plan de internet y teléfono para usar mientras estés aquí.

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    What else ...

    Our project is located about 20 kilometers from Pucón in a spectacular rural area with easy access to hiking trails, hot springs, and rivers for swimming and fishing. Local buses pass by every few hours or you can hitchhike (very common and safe!). Opportunities for adventure in the Pucón area are almost limitless and include climbing Volcano Villarrica, kayaking, whitewater rafting, and hiking in national parks.

    Nuestro proyecto se ubica a aproximadamente 20 kilometros de Pucón en un lugar precioso con acceso a senderos, termas, y ríos. Buses rurales pasan cada par de horas o puedes hacer dedo (muy común y seguro!). Las opciones para la aventura en nuestra área son casi sin límite y incluyen ascensión al volcán Villarrica, kayak, rafting y trekking en los parques nacionales.

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    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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