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We are currently working on our 6 year old project that has been developing a 1.6 hectares piece of land that integrates all the elements that compose it. Among the different projects in the farm we grow edible flowers, seasonal vegetables, we have goats, turkeys and many dogs.
Our principal focus is the soil. Knowing that healthy soil, produces healthy plants, and therefore healthy people, we encourage and respect the life diversity of the soil network, so we can use their help to create a productive, stable, and symbiotic system that offers us products that allow us to live and let others live in harmony. We will keep producing flowers, medicinal and vegetable seeds to make stronger our seed library for sale and share seeds.
Our place is walking distance from the tepopote hill and is like 15 minutes bicycle ride to Nextipac town. We have developed the project into an educational site where kids, youngs and adults see themselves as part of nature and learn to thrive and connect in harmony with nature. We need help preparing beds, weeding, cleaning and organizing , care of animals, watering, cooking and other tasks. Its hard work!! We need 4/5 constant volunteers.
One task of our project is teaching in schools about environmental awareness and urban agriculture. We teach 3/4 days a week in different schools. We look also for 6 month volunteers who could come 1/2 days a week to help us with the teaching at the schools as assistants. The rest of the days volunteers stay in the project. If you will like to come let us know of your interest. For this task you need to have good spanish!!
We ask volunteers to help us with a minimum of 5 hours daily, from 9am to 2pm, five days a week. Plus eventual rotative (between volunteers) weekend duties(watering etc).
We offer a place to sleep and food. Basic vegetarian items for cooking are provided by us, however special needs must be provided by each volunteer. Lunch is communally organized and cooked, breakfast and dinners are cooked dependent on each volunteer however food is provided by us.
As volunteers become part of our community we ask them to be part in the weekly tasks of cleaning(housekeeping) and cooking. Every week we have meetings where we assign the weekly tasks. Since we are a lot of people living and working in the same place, we have internal agreements that must be followed to to maintain a healthy and functional sharing/living/working! You will be informed on your arrival.
Minimum time stay is 1 month. We will give priority to middle term stays (8 to 16 weeks). There is always a 2 week trial period. After this time we will have a meeting with the volunteer to chat about the possibility of continuity in the project.
We hope to hear from you soon
Types of help and learning opportunitiesArt ProjectsLanguage practiceHelp with Eco ProjectsTeachingGardeningDIY and building projectsAnimal CareFarmstay helpCreating/ Cooking family mealsGeneral Maintenance
UN sustainability goals this host is trying to achieve
Cultural exchange and learning opportunities
We are located near Nextipac, a rural town near the forest of "la primavera" and only 30 minutes away from the colonial city of Guadalajara, that offers diverse cultural events and night life. You would learn from natural farming techniques, about local edible and medicinal flowers, plants and mushrooms. Exchange between the members of the project and the volunteers is always the most rich cultural experience since we are all from very different backgrounds.
We will need lots of help preparing beds, harvesting, weeding, cleaning and organizing warehouse/cellar, care of animals, watering and doing bioconstruction. It will be hard work!! So if you plan to come, have in mind that most of the the tasks in this new site are physical
This host offers a language exchange
This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
You can contact them directly for more information.
Sleeping will be in a house for volunteers and or in tents. Everybody needs to bring their tents and sleeping bags. We have a kitchen, dry toilets, and showers.
We offer breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as a fruit snack between work time.
What else ...
We are 30 minutes drive away from the huge colonial city of Guadalajara, which offers diverse cultural events and nightlife. We live just below the beautiful Tepopote hill with forest, and 15 minutes away from the beautiful forest of "La Primavera" that offers diverse activities like hot springs, biking, climbing, and hiking. We also are about 3.5 hours from the coastline that offers great surf and paradise beaches and surrounded by volcanoes that offer beautiful hiking opportunities.
A little more information
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Can host digital nomads
We have a good internet connection available for all volunteers and a nice space (office) for work if needed.
Space for parking camper vans
This host can provide space for campervans.
How many Workawayers can stay?
More than two
5 hours a day, 5 days a week
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Disfrute mucho trabajar al aire libre, poder conocer toda la variedad de hojas y flores que podemos incluir en nuestra comida. Son un equipo muy grato, simpre con ganas de ayudarte y retroalimentar tu trabajo.
Their Farm is mainly focuses on growing flowers, veggies medicinal plants and collecting seeds and knowlage for future development. Most of the
The locals and other volunteers that worked there during our time were all amazing.
We trust her with eyes closed!!! hope you get to meet