Come and help us out in our new project building a vertical acuaponic farm, learn how to rise fish and grow your own food using hydrophonic and other sustainable techniques. We are developing a greenhouse made out of container ships to make a vertical acuaponic system. We are trying to integrate as much process as possible to use the wastes of each one to complement the others. This is a integral project, so all the ideas are welcome. Once the farm is running you can have all the healty and fresh food you can eat. The farm is located on the highway to Chapala lake, wich is arround 25 min away from the farm.
DIY and building projects
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help with Eco Projects
Help around the house
Help with Computers/ Internet
Acuaponics is the modern way to produce with the technique that the Aztec people use to grow their food, it was called “Chinampas”.
This is a really sustainable way to produce food, saving water, space and products. It's a good opportunity for all the people interested on sustainability, self production and healty life.
We are just starting with the construction of the greenhouse wich is gonna be a a huge structure make out of container ships. At the beginning its gonna be construction work, painting, plumbing , electricity instalation, water capture, installation of fish tanks, hydroponic system, filtration system, and all the recirculating system In general. Once the farm is running there’s many activities to do, but mainly we need help with the hydroponic system to make a continuous production and also taking care of the fishes ( feeding them, taking measures of the parameters,) keep clean the farm, mantainment.
If you have any knowledge on hydroponic growing, fish rising, integration systems, use of microorganisms, building and farming, this is the place you are looking for.
There’s some facilities for the people to stay. There’s a house with 2 rooms, 1 bathroom, livingroom kitchen.
There’s a container ship with 3 individual rooms where volunteers can stay.
There’s a big yard where you can chill and a container pool to refresh after work. Work starts at 8:00 a.m so breakfast must be at 7: 00 a.m. so we can be ready to work.
The farm is located 5 min away from the house. We have transport to move from the house to the farm.
After work food will be prepared in the comunal kitchen for the volunteers.
We are located in Tlajomulco on the ousides of Zapopan, theres some outlets and plazas where you can go for recreation. The center of Guadalajara is a bit far but you can always take the train to arrive there if you want to go. There’s always buses you can take to go anywhere.
There’s also some beautifull towns arround where you can go on your free time. Chapala lake is arround 20 min away from the house.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
More than two
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week