Buddies to chill and help in the farm for short stays in Campo Grande, Brasil



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    Hello there, reader and traveler. I'm Pedro. I am starting a great agroforestry/syntropic agriculture project. It is located on our family farm (bought by my grand-grandfather). Back then, my elders were misinformed by their consultants and used terrible farming practices, which have degraded our land. So now we will heal it. I have been on and off with this for the last two years, but have recently regained superb motivation and the project is going full speed.

    My end-goal is to have a nice community for my family and friends to live in; a healthy place, much like Epicurus' Garden if you know who he was.

    *️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️I kindly ask you to do a little research before sending a request. Campo Grande is off the touristy route, and is not in everyone's plan to come around here. If you're coming from São Paulo/Rio/Brasília, a direct flight (less than 2 hours) for under 80$ is your best bet. Buses are around the same price, but will take around 12 hours.

    Olá, leitor e viajante. Sou Pedro. Estou começando um projeto de agrofloresta/agricultura sintrópica. Ele fica na fazenda da nossa família (que foi comprada por meu bisavô. Na época, meus ancestrais foram mal-informados por seus agrônomos e degradaram nossas terras. Agora nós iremos recuperá-las. Andei meio preguiçoso e desanimado com esse projeto nos últimos 2 anos, mas recentemente encontrei novo interesse. Estou muito motivado e o projeto está à toda velocidade.

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  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You'll get to know a common brazilian Mid-western life. It's cheap, slow and pleasant. You will work in a long-lasting, sustainable, amazing food forest. And last but not least, there will be the opportunity to meet the incredibly wise, handsome and humble person that I am.

    Você conhecerá a vida no Centro-Oeste . É barata, tranquila e boa. Você trabalhará em um projeto sustentável sensacional: uma incrível floresta de comida. E por último e mais importante, terá a oportunidade de conhecer a pessoa incrivelmente sábia, bela e humilde que sou.

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    We will mostly work together with diverse tasks:
    -preparing new soil
    -germinating, planting and watering seedlings
    -pruning and mulching
    -harvesting, gathering and cooking our products

    You need to be able-bodied: farmwork can sometimes be quite intense and demanding. But beginners are more than welcome. Mistakes make for good laughs! I surely know, since I've made plenty so far

    You will work 24 hours a week MAX. You can do as you will with your free time!

    As for food : we have a lot of meat, cheese, eggs and chicken (can you pluck one?), mandioca, veggies, berries, plantains. We can cook together sometimes, but I only eat at night. My soups are 10/10. If you're craving something specific from the market, we can go there (so you can buy it with your monies$$). Your spendings will probably be very low during the stay.
    Trabalharemos juntos na maior parte do tempo, em diversas tarefas:
    -preparar novo solo
    -germinando, plantando e regando mudas
    -podando e preparando cobertura
    -coletando, colhendo e cozinhando nossos produtos

    Você necessita estar livre de lesões: o trabalho na fazenda às vezes é intenso. Mas iniciante ainda são muito bem-vindos: erros trazem boas risadas. Eu, que já cometi muitos, bem sei.

    Você trabalhará no máximo 24 horas semanais, e pode fazer o que quiser com o seu tempo livre.

    Comida: Temos muito leite, carne, queijo, ovos, frango (você consegue depenar um?), amoras, jabuticaba, mandioca, verduras, banana-da-terra. Podemos cozinhar juntos se quiser, mas só como à noite. Minhas sopas são nota 10. Se quiser algo específico do mercado, podemos ir e você pode comprar (com a sua grana$$). Seus gastos provavelmente serão bem baixos durante a estadia.

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    Languages spoken

    Português, Español, English

  • Accommodation


    We will sleep in the same house. I have a specific room for the volunteers. There's decent internet connection and you can use the kitchen and laundry, of course.

    Dormiremos na mesma casa. Tenho um quarto específico para os voluntários. Há internet decente, e é claro que você pode usar a cozinha e a lavanderia

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Campo Grande is a "rural capital" of 900,000 inhabitants. You'll be able to get to know brazilian Mid-Western culture. Food is great! Not much touristy stuff to do there, but we can go to nearby sweet rivers in towns like Bonito, Bodoquena, Jardim, Rio Verde...
    There are also parks and local markets, to which I'll be happy to take you for a walk

    Campo Grande é uma "capital rural", com 900 mil habitantes. A cultura é a típica do Centro-Oeste. Bom churrasco. Nada muito turístico, mas podemos ir visitar cidades próximas com belos rios, como Bonito, Bodoquena, Jardim, Rio Verde...
    Também há parques e feiras, aos quais ficarei feliz em levá-lo(a)

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    • Limited internet access

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4 hours a day, 6 days a week

A kick-ass team!
Alexandra and Rosario met at the farm, but they became besties
Me and Noel were very happy after a lot of hard work: cleaning the weeds, planting pineapples and plantains.
Noel finished the symbol that Jaa started! A masterpiece by two
Woke up at 6am to take Jaa to the airport and had to take this pic: she made the Ying Yang sign with tape to decorate my fighting room!
Our old vine has decided to gift us some grapes this year
Me and Jaa have made A LOT of cheese
Primoz and Tereza: strong Workawayers!
Lucca and Nico: two crazy guys that I've met on the road
Lempi and Adrian - great energy!

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