Help create and maintain a permaculture estate between snow and orchids near Sikkim, India

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India

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  2019 

 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks

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  • Description

    Description

    On 1.5 ha at an altitude of approx. 1500 m.a.s.l. we grow a vast variety of vegetables, grains, fruit and ornamental plants in line with permaculture principles.

    We are located a 45 minutes drive away from the capital City of Sikkim, Gangtok and a 15 min. drive from old and new Rumtek monasteries. In this rural area many Farmers cultivate Rice on terraced fields, however, we have converted our terraced fields into a permaculture garden. Presently we are expanding perennials, working out details of plantations of additional fruit trees, making a deadwood-hedge-living-fence, introducing a greenhouse and constructing a fishpond.

    Activities Workawayers can engage include mulching, weeding, planting, watering, harvesting, sowing, fertilizing, composting, creating permaculture-features and small habitats, feeding our rabbits and chickens, etc.

    Workawayers are expected to work 5 hours per day on 5 days a week. This allows for time to explore nearby buddhist monasteries, go for a day-trip to Gangtok, etc.

    Our team will gladly assist you in planning activities during off-days.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    General Maintenance
    Farmstay
    Other
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Language practice
    Help with Computers / internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Collaboration with local team - cultural exchange. Stay in standard hotel room. Assist team with general garden work, creation of permaculture features, assisting with data collection and networking , finetuning permaculture design and garden calendar, networking for marketing of farm products, etc

  • Help

    Help

    Seasonal outdoor tasks such as mulching, sowing, propagating, watering, composting , making hugelbeet, banana-circle, deadwood hedge, assisting in elaborating garden designs / seasonal calendar, assisting with garden related documentations such as working on informative texts for our visitors on each plant / tree / permaculture-feater in our garden.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    Englisch, German

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    You will eat with our staff and be offered 3 warm vegetarian meals per day. A typical meal consists of lentils, rice or flat bread and vegetables.

    You will be provided a standard forest-view guest-room or a single guest-room with panorama-viewduring your stay. Botch come with attached toilet and shower.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    During off time you can visit nearby monasteries, villages and the capital City Gangtok.
    You can travel by public shared taxis.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    Approx. 5 hrs per day /5 days a week


Host ref number: 327929991723