Sustainable farming in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, Palomino, Colombia.

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  • Description

    Description

    Hello Friends!

    We are working on building a a self sustainable farm, and we'd love some help working on this dream.

    So far we have managed to prep our land and plant enough food to begin harvesting, and we are currently working on prepping more land and getting the most out of the chicken coop.

    Chickens are very sensitive animals, and they require daily attention. They need fresh water and a varied menu everyday. On our menu they have corn, bean sprouts, grubs, termites and different types of larvae.

    This means we need to have a continuous supply of these sprouts, and maintain an optimum habitat for the bugs to thrive.

    Its all about giving these animals or bugs or sprouts the right amount of quality food and water. If we want to have successful breeding,we must care for them as if they were our babies.

    We welcome you to our farm to enjoy the peace and quiet of the Sierra, and thank you for helping us take care of our animals. It is 1 hour into the mountains, in a jungle setting.

    Our farm is relatively new, and harvesting for meals is still limited. For our dietary needs, it is great , having Plantain, Yucca, ñame, pineaples and beans. Friendly neighbors have oranges, avocados, and much more. The river is nearby, and the creek is right there. (For Fish and shrimp). We do still have to buy basic groceries, things like oil, rice, seasonings and meat or poultry for those who eat it. For purposes of your meals, please bring your own groceries the first couple of weeks as you acclimate.

    We will do our best to answer all emails. We are online December and January definitely. We have no electricity in the farm and no cell signal.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Babysitting / child care
    Farmstay
    Animal care
    Art project

  • 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

    We have the opportunity to work with local farmers who have been teaching us a lot. If you are interested in living off the land, you will have exposure to all relevant topics as we build this self sustainable farm.

  • Help

    Help

    We are looking for help building a self sustainable farm in the Sierra Nevada Mountains!

    Located 45 minute hike from Palomino, It's a small project, hoping to benefit a couple of local families with a stable job and a wonderful living environment. The dream is a piece of land where we can grow our own food, without the use of chemical nutrients or pesticides. We can feed ourselves and our little friends, cattle, and raise some chickens as well.

    CURRENT HELP NEEDED:

    - Chicken Care

    POSITION: Chicken Coop Help
    DUTIES: Ensure Chickens have fresh water and varied fresh food everyday.
    COMPENSATION: None.
    SLEEPING ARRANGEMENTS: Hammock
    MEALS: Bring your Own groceries. You can harvest from our crops, but until March the selection is limited.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    Spanish, English

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    In the farm , which is located 50 minutes hike from Palomino. We have a small cabin, and you will have available a hammock There is a young man in the farm who is in charge of all daily activities, he lives there with his wife. He is instructed to take great care of you and tend to your needs and requests - kindly do tip him well if he achieves this goal.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Message us we are happy to help!

  • A little more information

    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 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week



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