Help with reforestation project between mountains and coast near Silva Jardim, Brazil



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    We are producing organic since 2013. In 100 hectares we have young forests concerced with the fruits and vegetables, but we need to make our legal reserve. We started to grow native, exotic and fruit trees over the property including our native people's knowledge. All of production are oficilally certified: manioc whole flour, fresh tapioc and "canjiquinha" corn flour.

    We are located on the outskirts of the urban area of ​​Silva Jardim in the State of Rio de Janeiro. It is a hacienda typical of the Brazilian countryside oriented to the organic production of products rooted in the country's gastronomic tradition such as yucca, potatoes, corn, beans, chili, banana, quiabo, as well as common fruits of warm lands such as avocado, eggplant , cherry tomato and pumpkin; aromatic herbs and seasonings; and a great variety of tropical fruits such as papaya, orange, lemon, pineapple, passion fruit, yellow ameixa and exclusive from the Brazilian region like the cajá.

    Because of its proximity to the city of Rio de Janeiro and the positioning of Silva Jardim as a city that protects biodiversity, particularly the Mata Atlântica biome and its most emblematic inhabitant, the Leon Dorado monastery, the Dom Bosco Fazenda manages a high production and transformation of products for the urban market that offer a healthy and clean alternative for those who do not have access to rural life. To achieve this, it has a work team composed mainly of women from the region, who lead, manage and care for the varied production of the hacienda, rendering machista ideas that discredit the value of women's work in the countryside meaningless.

    The hacienda is, in addition, a rustic space with forest, great vegetation and fauna that allows the rest and a real interaction with the daily life of the Brazilian rurality.

    Ubicada a las afueras de la zona urbana de Silva Jardim en el Estado de Rio de Janeiro. Es una hacienda típica del campo brasilero orientada a la producción orgánica de productos arraigados a la tradición gastronómica del país como yuca, papa, maíz, frijol, ají, plátano, quiabo, así como también de frutos habituales de tierras cálidas como el aguacate, berenjena, tomate cherry y calabaza; hiervas aromáticas y condimentarías; y una gran variedad de frutas tropicales como papaya, naranja, limón, piña, maracuyá, ameixa amarilla y exclusivas de la región brasilera como el cajá.

    Por su cercanía a la ciudad de Rio de Janeiro y el posicionamiento de Silva Jardim como una ciudad protectora de la biodiversidad, particularmente del bioma Mata Atlántica y su más emblemático habitante el mico León Dorado, la Fazenda Dom Bosco maneja una alta producción y transformación de productos para el mercado urbano que ofrecen una alternativa de alimentación saludable y limpia para quienes no tienen acceso a la vida campesina. Para lograrlo, cuenta con un equipo de trabajo integrado mayoritariamente por mujeres de la región, quienes lideran, gestionan y cuidan la variada producción de la hacienda, dejando sin sentido las ideas machistas que desprestigian el valor del trabajo de las mujeres en el campo.

    La hacienda es, además, un espacio rústico con bosque, gran vegetación y fauna que permite el descanso y una interacción real con la cotidianidad de la ruralidad brasilera.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Farmstay help
    Help with Eco Projects
    Help around the house
    Language practice

  • 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

    You will learn how to cultivate organic and enjoy from Rio de Janeiro beauties.

  • Help


    We need to start with the legal reserve projetc, producing and planting seedlings.

  • Languages spoken

    Spanish: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    Italian: Fluent
    Portuguese: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    In the main house (just for volunters) with four double beds in the big room, more one private room. Shared bathroom and kitchen where I will provide the food but you will cook for yourself.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are located from 3km from the center of Silva Jardim city, one hour and a half from Rio de Janeiro, between mountain range (Petrópolis/Teresópolis) and the cost (Arraial do Cabo/Búzios).

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    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • 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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