Volunteer at a holistic farm and visitors centre near San José de Barlovento in the state of Miranda

Country

Venezuela

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    Host rating

    40
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  • last activity

    Last activity

    01/06/2019

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  • Description

    Description

    On only 3.5 hectares (8 acres) of fertile land near San José de Barlovento in the state of Miranda, a two-hour drive from Caracas, this holistic farm integrates fruit trees, vegetables, medicinal plants, bee-keeping, fish ponds, egg-laying chickens, worm production and a commercial guava nursery. The Center gets many visitors each day, including local farmers, university agriculture students and school classes. Both the national and local governments have recognized the centre as an excellent model for small scale sustainable agriculture and food security.

    The project began in 2000 when the director, Didi a yogic nun from the Netherlands, started doing relief work in the area following the devastating floods in December 1999. After leading the AMURT team that distributed drinking water, mattresses and organized medical missions, she then decided to start a permanent service project that eventually became this centre.

  • Help

    Help

    Volunteers will help with running the farm, as well as cooking meals and maintaining the household.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    Spanish, English, Dutch

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Women and men will have seperate quarters. Free yoga and meditation instruction is offered, and the vegetarian food that is served is delicious, most of which is grown on the land.

  • 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 per day, 5 days a week

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