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We are a little biodynamic and permaculture farm (3 ha), 100 km south from Porto Alegre, Brasil
We are growing all types of fruits, and vegetables, trying to make our place sort of a culinary botanical garden. We also integrate local activities like gardening workshop at the local public school and events with our biodynamic neighbours. Our buildings are in process, all made by bio-construction and recycling
we offer training in agriculture and community life as well as courses on self development (biography counselling)
We are building up a learning community of adults.
For our children, we have now our own homeschool/ unschooling project running. This is also a opportunity for volunteering.
Usually we are 8 to 12 people, between adults and four kids
You have the opportunity to be trained to take responsibility, in monthly rotation, in one of the seven areas:
Landscape, animals, composting and biodynamic preparations
Polycultural Vegetable garden
Ecologic community household
Cultural, pedagogic activities, communication and sales
Participative Community organisation
How we work:
From Monday to Friday, we work four hours/day in our area and projects, one hour / day everyone contributes to harmonize our living space and one hour we share learning in an intensive study group.
Saturday we have our weekly meeting and Sunday is just for leisure an sharing culture.
We participate in courses and trainings on biodynamic agriculture together with other farms nearby
Babysitting / child care
Cooking / shopping
Help with Eco project
Help in the house
Help with Computers / internet
besides the practical experience in agriculture and community life you can participate for free in our courses for personal development (biography-counselling) and biodynamic agriculture
This year we started a 1 year intensiv training in biodynamic agriculture and comunity life!
in all the aspects of community life, bio-dynamic farming, bio- construction, social and cultural activities.
You will receive and/or can contribute with instruction and training. Depending on the time you'll spend with us you may realize and administrate a little or bigger project, with our support.
Portuguese, Spanish, German, English, French
a simple but big family house with two rooms for volunteers, two bathrooms, kitchen/cooking/harmonising the space shared by everyone
we life in a totally rural area, however with public transport at the door, (once a day to and from Porto Alegre, as well as local buses)
the landscape is bucolic, hilly, of small family farms, with a lot of forest, rice plantations in the bottom of the valleys and lots of little lakes and ponds as water reserve for the rice culture.
we care if a good relation with our neighbours.
It is important to us to follow a healthy way of life, avoiding industrial foods as much as possible.
Illegal drugs stay fare away not because we are against (in fact the main problem is the illegality, not the drugs) but because of the social aspect: even in our rural area there is intense drug traffic and we took the decision to let the world of the drug traffic outside.
Alcohol only in special social occasions like a feast, and in moderate quantities.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
More than two
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week
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