Vertical aquaponic farm and sustainable projects in Jalisco, Mexico



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  • Description


    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.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Farmstay help
    Help with Eco Projects
    Help around the house
    Animal Care
    Charity Work
    Art Projects
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • 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

    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.

  • Help


    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.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    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.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    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.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 319267945997