Edible flowers, vegetables, mushrooms, animals, nature and more in our beautiful holistic farm in Guadalajara, Mexico

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  • Description

    Description

    Hello everybody!!
    We are currently expanding our project to a new place!! We will keep our 6 year old proyect that has been developping a 1 hectar piece of land that integrates all the elements that compone it. Among the diferent proyects in the farm we grow edible flowers, seasonal vegetables, medicinal and gourmet mushrooms, we have chickens, turkeys and many dogs.
    Our principal focuse is the soil. Knowing that healthy soil, produces healthy plants, and therefore healthy people, we encourage and respect the life diversity of the the soil network, so we can use their help to create a productive, stable, and simbiotic system that offers us products that allow us to live and let others live in harmony. We will keep producing mushrooms and flowers, medicinal and vegeteable seeds to make stronger our seed library for sell and share seeds.

    In the new project where we will need much more help, we have some green houses where we will be producing edible flowers and vegetables, and other open spaces where we will have medicinals, vegetables and flowers. This new place is walking distance from the tepopote hill and is like 15 minutes bycicle ride to Nextipac town and our old project place. We will be using 1.6 hectars for the moment. We are planning to develop the project into an educational site where kids, youngs and adults see themselfs as part of nature and learn to thrive and connect in harmony with nature. We will need LOTS OF HELP PREPARING BEDS, WEEDING, CLEANING AND ORGANIZING WAREHOUSE/CELLAR, CARE OF ANIMALS, WATTERING 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. We need 4/5 constant volunteers.

    For the old site tasks requrie less physical effort (mushroom production and seed saving activities).

    One task of our project is teaching in schools about environmental awarennes 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(house keeping) and cooking. Every week we have meetigs where we assign the weekly tasks.

    We need volunteers to start coming form MARCH AHEAD. Minimun time stay is 1 month. We will give priority to middleterm stays (8 to 16 weeks). There is always a 2 week tryal period. After this time we will have a meeting with the volunteer to chat about the possibility of continuity in the proyect.

    We hope to hear from you soon

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Farmstay
    Help with Eco project
    Animal care
    Language practice
    Art project

  • 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 are located in 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 of natular farming techniques, about local edible and medicinal flowers, plants and mushrooms. Also you can get involve on diverse natural bulding proyects and we regularly offer diferent courses imparted from guests and ourselfs.

  • Help

    Help

    Hello, right know besides de common task of weeding, harvesting flowers, feeding chickens, gardening maintenance, nursery of medicinals and seed saving, we are in need of one person who could work all the time in a builiding project we are working at the moment. This project is meant to be a mushroom growing place. The walls you will be working on are made out of bales of straw and we are currently putting the clay . That would be the main task and later on we need to divide the mushroom area with the a technique called Tapial(clay, sand lots of grass). So bassically we need lots of hands with that. If you are interested please let us know.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    spanish, english and french.

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    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 provide 2 meals a day and occasionally communal dinners.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are 30 minutes drive away from the colonial city of Guadalajara, which offers diverse cultural events and nightlife. We live 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

    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?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    5 hours a day, 5 days a week





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