Regenerative farming in the Atlantic Forest of Brazil

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Brazil

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    14/11/2020

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  • Description

    Description

    I am Irish, and came here 20 years ago with my work. I fell in love with the region and moved here permanently 10 years ago. My wife and children are free range and we work to our own timetable with plenty of opportunities to enjoy the wonderful nature around us. Our project entails preparing space here on the farm to accommodate students learning about agroforestry and includes reforming existing structures as well as eco projects like a cold store for fruit and vegetables, eco toilets, natural structures for use as stalls in a farmers market and learning about regenerative agriculture. Time is ticking and we are losing top soil, water and other natural resources at an alarming rate. We are part of a movement that is making a difference through education and action and we invite you to be part of this.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Farmstay help
    Help with Eco Projects
    Animal Care

  • 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

    In exchange for helping to build an infrastructure to support a farmers market you will learn about regenerative farming. If this is your first stop in Brazil then we can bring you up to speed on dos and don'ts in Brazil

  • Help

    Help

    Planting trees and bamboo
    Making raised beds
    Mulching
    Composting
    Learning regenerative agriculture techniques

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Portuguese: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We have a small house that we use for guests, with fireplace, bathroom and shower facilities. When you get in touch we can send you photos. We are moving towards food independence here and your help in advancing the farm towards this will be a rewarding experience. We can cater for vegetarians and vegans and there is no shortage of great fruit and vegetables here and in the area around the farm.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    In your down time there are many cultural and historical places in the region to explore at your leisure... where we are located is on the old gold road from Minas Gerias state to the ports of Paraty and Rio de Janeiro. During the winter months there are always traditional parties held at weekends in the surrounding areas with the opportunity to experience forra dancing and mix with the locals. You can find photos of the farm and the surrounding region on our Facebook pages that we can forward on when you get in contact. We are two hours from Rio de Janeiro but it seems a world away from the hustle and bustle and problems of the ‘cidade maravilhosa’. Peace and tranquility are the norm here..

  • 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

    Fiber optic here in the middle of nowhere

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

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    Hours expected

    Normal work day on the farm

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