Unique Tropical Botanical Preservation and Research Facility in the foothills of the Talamanca mountains. Costa Rica


Costa Rica


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  • Description


    Open the door to the sound of the forest.
    Our center has hosted more than 300 volunteers since its inception.
    We are a group devoted to the rescue and documentation of the vast cultural knowledge before it is lost to the world. We are dedicated to the conservation of native medicinal plants and the natural habitats that support these culturally and ecologically significant species and to inspire and empower others to create medicinal gardens and diversify the guardianship for the health of us as a collective and the greater world around us.

    We are only accepting applicants for 1 month placement. The education given to make helping hands helpful is quite extensive. Should you have special talents in botany, mycology, alchemy, or just an awesome chef please apply.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Babysitting / child care
    Elderly Companion
    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Helping with Tourists
    Charity work
    Language practice
    Art project
    Help with Computers / internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We seek to involve the public in our study of medicinal plants and to promote an ethic of conservation, land stewardship and respect for traditional ecological knowledge. We host tribal leaders from across the globe to share their culture and knowledge and have oftentimes performed as a bridge to many indigenous nations.

  • Help


    To mobilize botanical gardens and engage partners in securing plant diversity for the well-being of people and the planet.
    Our days will consist of hands-on interaction in the garden. Fruit tree harvesting, pruning and composting care. Making plants happy on a day by day basis. Watering, repotting, etc.
    We have the intention to find more long term people to take part in this unique and sacred task.
    Great to be clear. This is not a holiday location. Working in the Costa Rican sun can be difficult.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English Spanish

  • Accommodation


    Volunteers in Dorm space. Best view on the farm. Two single rooms and one double bunk bed.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The farm is planted in a beautiful form of permanent agriculture and offers abundance unseen in most places in the world. We are host to many great master plants. Beyond our great devotion to plants, we implore others to join our task to perpetuate and protect the legends each species may hold.
    Much of your time will be investing in the food forest in the creation of pure food, medicine and culinary delights.

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    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

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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