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I am Pablo, owner and hard worker in my organic vegetable and sheep farm, located 90 km from Buenos Aires, in one of the most fertile lands in the world.
I started in August 2014, after living 7 years in Germany where I was a dancer, came back to my homeland and directly into this property that belonged to my family but had been abandoned for 8 years, with little money, no experience and the naive idea of making a living out of it.
The one thing in my favour was my stubbornness and that I really love this place, where I lived from 3 to 7 years old.
I found countless obstacles, worked like crazy and four and a half years later I was living from what I produced here.
Some of my inspirations and models for the way I work are Richard Perkins, Joel Salatin and Conor Crickmore from Neversink Farm, of course also permaculture and many other great people and movements who innovate and share their knowledge. It's a real productive enterprise, and there are not many alike here in Argentina, where it's not easy at all to make a living in small scale organic farming…
I do rotational intensive grazing with the sheep. I take care of this piece of land where, before my arrival, GMO grain (with all the chemicals) was produced for many years. The soil is now beautiful and full of life again, and the grassland recovered.
it's a very beautiful place, and I think what I do and know after all this time can be very interesting for people who care about the environment, food, living outside the city and in contact with nature.
I like to receive volunteers that are interested in learning-by-doing organic vegetable production and helping in the various tasks that always come along. Also helping in the house with cooking and cleaning.
It's pretty easy to arrive from Buenos Aires. More or less a two and a half hour ride, and the bus stops at the gate.
Cooking / shopping
Help in the house
The main thing you can expect coming to the farm is to really experience how it is to live in the countryside.
You will also learn a lot about organic vegetable and sheep production. I am always studying and trying out things, building machines and improving my methods, and I like to talk about all that I've learned so far when the volunteers are interested.
You will also be in contact with some Argentinean culture and customs, experience the geography and climate of the Pampa Húmeda, where agriculture is omnipresent.
Meet very friendly people and eat very good and delicious food.
Chill and chat with me and other volunteers from all over the world.
Once a month a large group of volunteers from Buenos Aires comes to the farm, those are very fun weekends!
Soil preparation, seeding, transplanting, weeding and harvesting vegetables.
Moving and taking care of the sheep.
Planting trees, pruning
English, Spanish, German
In the farm there are two houses. One of them is for the volunteers. It's humble but cozy and fully functional, equipped with all the basic stuff. It has a kitchen, bathroom and two bedrooms. I normally invite more than one volunteer at the same time so they can share the house and enrich the experience even more.
I provide the house and a big variety of delicious organic vegetables. The rest of groceries the volunteers get in town where we go with the car at least once a week. In exchange I expect three hours of help a day. Many volunteers are really energetic and want to do more.
You can enjoy the nice weather, the quiet, rest, visit little attractive towns nearby
There are buses every hour running outside our gate, so it's really easy to move, considering we are in the middle of the countryside.
Since we are near Buenos Aires, a huge multicultural city with always interesting things to see and do, volunteers can go there and come back.
They can also visit neighbour cities, ranches, etc. according to their interests.
I also always recommend visiting the huge Delta of the Paraná river. It's just 40 min from Buenos Aires city and it's beautiful and pretty unique.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
More than two
3 Hours a day , 5 days a week