Help us on an organic cocoa farm in the Caribbean on the island of Grenada

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Grenada

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    19/09/2021

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  • Description

    Description

    We are a small family owned organic cocoa farm running on a cooperative/fairtrade basis on the island of Grenada in the Caribbean. We are now making chocolate as well as running the farm. We live in a beautiful place and you get your own little house which is good for a single or couple, overlooking the Caribbean sea which is only a two minute walk away. As much free food from the estate as you want plus fresh fish from the local market. The help required centers around the fermentation and drying of cocoa beans.... it is not back breaking but you should be able to lift 20kg easily.... working days and hours are dictated by the weather and the needs of the cocoa.. some days will be long and hard. Some days there is no work and there is plenty of down time in the hammocks. We are all multi taskers and you will sometimes be asked to help with the other aspects of running and maintaining our place

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    Farmstay help
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Most people who come to Grenada only see the tourist side of life. We live in a very poor rural area. People who stay with us get to know the locals who are very friendly and learn a lot about the ''real'' Grenada. For any one interested in chocolate it is a fantastic to fully experience the whole story, right from the tree to the bar

  • Help

    Help

    Carrying buckets of beans to and from the fermentation shed and drying drawers, watching over the cocoa in the drying drawers. bagging and weighing cocoa bean. Roasting beans winnowing beans. General yard maintainance

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    German: Beginner
    French: Beginner

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    You get your own small wooden house which comprises of two singles ,with seating area and kitchen. Shared bathroom and shower and a lovely balcony which is where most people end up spending most of their time. It has WIFI and is safe and secure

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Beaches, hikes waterfalls, meeting people... early to bed.. early to rise!!... A very simple time without all the distractions of modern day life... time for meditation, yoga etc

  • 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?

    Two

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    Hours expected

    whenever work needs doing

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