Camping on an organic palm nursery in Todos Santos, Baja California Sur, Mexico

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Mexico

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  • Description

    Description

    We are a family of 5. We live close to the center of Todos Santos. We have 1 dog, 4 cats, and 2 ducks. We all enjoy getting to know new people and hear about the wide world.

    We have a plant nursery on another property close by (5 minutes drive) This is where we are welcoming workaway friends. We are there most days working on gardens, nursery upkeep tasks and open for business. Friends of ours (2couples) are currently camping/working there long term.

    We create large compost bins and fill them with all the organic matter from the plants and palms to create good soil.
    We work on having vegetable gardens, just starting that up again now in October after the summer heat.

    We have a plant nursery and can use help with watering, trimming the dry leaves off, weeding, and gathering organic materials for composting.
    The nursery is just 3 minutes drive (20 minutes walk) from the center of Todos Santos.
    There is a fresh water spring river at the nursery, and a palm forest. The soil is excellent for growing vegetables very deep pure silt. We have material for setting up a big drip system for vegetable farming a large area, this is something we hope to focus on in the coming months.

    The bathroom systems are small scale dry compost toilet, well managed and we have had success with this method for years.

    We have had the nursery here for 19 years and there are many many large plants and trees much shade and privacy.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Help with Eco Projects
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance

  • 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

    Travellers could be involved with the tasks of a working nursery. Helping plants to thrive and collaborating food sustainability. Our goals are to expand vegetable gardens with the aim of being able to help with food sustainability in the greater community . Travellers can learn composting techniques, create organic fertilizers and plant food and plant treatments for curing plant viruses and boosting plant health.
    We are a very friendly family, 2 parents 3 kids, we are fluent in English and Spanish. We are interested in people and sharing knowledge and learning/creating together.We have lived in Baja for 20 years and know of a lot of great places to explore.

  • Help

    Help

    We need help in watering plants, weeding, general nursery care landscaping and creating food sustainability.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    There are many areas for shady private campsites. We have a tent or bring your own. Outdoor kitchen, fire pit, dry composting toilet, outdoor shower. We have clean sleeping bags and blankets if needed. We are not organized to provide meals but we are open to spontaneous or planned shared meals when it works.

  • 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

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • Can possibly acccept pets

    Can possibly acccept pets

    This host has said they are willing to accept those travelling with a pet.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    2-3 hours a day 5 days a week

Host ref number: 571816997813