Volunteer with a permaculture project in Groot Marico, South Africa

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  • Description

    Description

    We are a dynamic farm project, comprising a research and training Centre and an organic farm retreat.

    We are dedicated to researching, implementing and teaching Permaculture, sustainable agriculture and related "earth first" techniques combining Organic Gardening, Animal Rotation Systems, Natural Building and Community Development.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Farmstay help
    Help with Eco Projects
    Animal Care

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Our focus is on integrated and "whole systems" designs with the intention of inspiring others to design and live happy, healthy and fulfilling lives… for ourselves.. our communities.. and our beautiful planet.

    There's no better way to learn Permaculture than to be actively involved in a working growing project. Volunteers get a chance to learn natural building techniques, organic gardening, and working with animals and plants. Living is rustic and down to earth, with an outside kitchen, solar energy, compost toilet and a dam. There is so much to learn, and we love sharing ideas and learning from those who visit.

  • Help

    Help

    There is so much to learn and do on a Permaculture project. From natural building, organic gardening, working with animals, making compost, working in the nursery and loads more!

  • Languages spoken

    Afrikaans: Fluent
    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We have basic style wood cabins (Wendy Houses) with beds.
    And shortly we will have cobbed cottages.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The Groot Marico is a farming area in the North West of South Africa with a tiny town on the main highway between Johannesburg and Botswana, so a perfect stop-over on your way to your next destination. The landscape is rolling hills and bushveld, with the wonderful Groot Marico River bringing some of the cleanest river water in South Africa.
    We often go fishing or swimming in the River, or take a visit to "The Eye" - the River's source. There is a game reserve just around the corner, and a Buddhist retreat centre a bit further on. Local events include sound journey evenings, Groot Marico festivals, and wednesday evening dinners at the local pub/restaurant. Every month or so we organise cob building and permaculture weekend gatherings and parties for those wanting to get out of town and get a dose of farm life.

  • 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

  • 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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