Learn about nutrition and permaculture in Caribbean jungle next to the beach in Bocas del Toro, Panama

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  • Description

    Description

    We are a small diverse nutrition and permaculture farm right in the jungle, 100 m to the beautiful beach in what is becoming a suburb on the island.

    We have our jungle garden right in front of our house and we grow different types of tropical plants.
    We conduct the "Biodiverse Food Study" on-site, we study the best diverse diet versus the best athletic performance!

    The education level nutrition and permaculture-wisdom of our team are pretty "up there", so folks are bound to come away feeling answered both in diet, athletic application of diet, and permaculture/cultivation of nutrition also.

    We are also restoring an old mission-style building on the farm property, and we have some web, video stuff we would like to do too.

    Our volunteering program (normally) is packed with go-at-your-own-pace personally beneficial features such as sunrise yoga, very early morning runs, morning healthy smoothies from freshly picked up fruits, a great gulf and beach right out front, a permaculture jungle full of monkeys, and toucans, hummingbirds and others on-site, and some of the most advanced nutrition! The people here facilitating this are some of the coolest people in nutrition athletics and permaculture you are bound to have a great experience!

    We have goats and chickens and other animals we need help with, and keeping things clean is never-ending. Our deal in having this wonderful facility is that we keep it super clean at all times, so that is the #1 priority here.

    We have computer work to do on rainy days and farm work to do on sunny days and both computer and farm work is never-ending so we have dedicated positions for that. We really need video editors and video presenters right now.

    We try to hook up volunteers as much as we can and we ask them to try to do the same for us. We are building an extended family through this work-away program we hope to see everyone again.

    We are a registered team in Elon Musk 4 years carbon solution incentive and we are eager to work with biologists, mathematicians, automated systems engineers, mycologists, farmers, and biologists on presenting what we believe to be the leading solution in the carbon issue - if it is not you but you know who it is - get in touch with them for us! THANK YOU!

    We work with the community as much as possible and we are large customers for independent coconut water harvesters and other contractors in various positions supportive of our nutritional cause.

    Our on-site residential caretaker and go-to person has over 20 years of surfing, and working in various charity and social groups throughout the island and is a sitting board member to the local chamber of commerce.

    Several different facilitators in our farming and training group are in and out of the area from time and are always available by phone.

    Bocas del Toro is not just a tropical growth-rate wonderment, with some of Latin America's most vibrant ecology; it is a top-rate vacation destination, with top-rated activities, beaches, etc.

    We make sure to enjoy the best of them! We work hard to offer the best we can in fun, fellowship, and feeds to ensure that all of our guests feel five stars at the end of it all!

    Chef's, Athlete's, Botanists, Permaculturists, Healer's, the United Nations Food & Agriculture Organization, and more have been interested in what we have to say over the last decade about diverse nutrition and the potential with a more diverse agriculture focus and we are pleased to have a boutique program to show interested parties the live-time cutting edge of this essentially limitless nutritional potential.

    We have special needs and nice situations for artists, and AWS, Dev-ops developers!!!!!!! Also for video presenters, editors, and content writers, and producers.

    We also really need construction positions, electrician and plumber especially. Carpenters painters and other tradespeople are welcome.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Language practice
    Help with Eco Projects
    Teaching
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    Hospitality/Tourism
    General Maintenance
    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

    We have one of the most advanced nutrition programs and nutritional orientations in permaculture. Travelers will get work with some of the cutting-edge permaculturists, plant workers, and nutritionists.

    Throughout the world, we work with athletic figures who apply this diet to their careers. A real professional experience and application of the diet can be seen here.

    There is multinational culture and local culture here in the archipelago, we encourage helpers to check it out and we are

  • Help

    Help

    We have a big operation!! We have a few positions, and we all enjoy the diverse backgrounds and skillsets as a team! We get to work with a really cool high diversity nutrition agenda and it is helping a lot of people with a lot of stuff!

    Gardening, plant nursery, permaculture small farming tasks. Animal care, dogs, fowl, cows, goats, horses, cleaning, cooking, harvesting, weeding.

    We need computer skills for our information website. Volunteers with WordPress, Photoshop, video editing, camera work, photoshop, SEO, social media skills, are needed! Our computer workspace is air-conditioned, our connection is good, and we try to provide the best working facility we can.

    We have special needs and nice situations for artists, and AWS, Dev-ops developer!!!!!!!

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    Dutch: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    I am learning Spanish myself I would say I am intermediate level. English is my first language.

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Cement Building, Fans, single beds, double beds, in the farmhouse dormitory. We have two private rooms a king bed and a queen bed. Shared kitchen fridge, bathrooms, hot water showers.

    We have air-conditioned spaces for computer workers / digital nomads.

    FOOD: We have a rice and bean subsidy and that is it! Know this, we usually pool together and get other stuff to add to cooking, and volunteers are free to do whatever they want on their own.

    Shared kitchen and fridge space, is available.

    We go to town in the cruiser a few times a week and take who wants to go personal shopping with us, have bikes available, and taxis to town are cheap.

    We move around a bit. When there are now vacationers we get luxury rooms, when there are we get air-conditioned dorms, everyone, together.

    The speech we always give around here is we have taken the time to hook this program up, make sure we have nice tools, nice stuff.... We believe that this volunteer program all hooked up will yield hooked up results. We hope and pray that for the four hours a day we have your help that gives us a solid, and we will do as best we can to make this a great time.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Diving, four-wheelers, sailing, snorkeling, boating, jet ski, marine and plant biology study, hiking, biking, running, swimming, and the best beach days ever on many beaches throughout the archipelago of vibrant Caribbean ecology are some of the great of time activities Bocas del Toro has to offer.

    This is a bicycle island however there are plenty of vehicles and regular taxis, water taxis, and buses that are very affordable. Travelers can fly, bus, drive and even put their car on a ferry and bring it to the island or leave it parked for 3$ a day in Almirante.

    We are a cool crew, we have vacation housing on the property and we have a lot of guys that start early!!

    We have fun and valuable time working on ourselves and on the farm in blissful silence until vacationers are awake. We have headphones and no noise rule from 1930, to 9 am and a no alcohol or drugs on the property policy - otherwise, we are pretty relaxed out here.. the farm has a four-hour workday 8-9 to 12-1, and then we break to prepare lunch. We are open to meet more permanent members of our team that really fit well also from this work-away experience.
    We are excited to see you!

  • 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

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    We have a great internet connection, we have desks and chairs, and digital nomads are more than welcome! We have a website and youtube channel that we work on and we are looking for computer skilled writer, designer, video editors, and more to participate in that. We have an online "Alumni" group in our site where the histories of volunteers have a forum to keep in touch and maybe even keep working with us on certain things and add to their life construction moving forward!

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    We could do this! We are into sustainability and we have a fair-sized lot available for campers and campervans.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    Let's talk. We have animals here and more are welcome, please let us know of animal travelers with you before arrival.

  • 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

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