Syntropyc agroforestry and community living in the magic lagoon of Bacalar, Mexico.



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    Hello brothers and sisters!
    My name is Jorge, I am a syntropic farmer, we are a group of revolutionaries in favor of planetary regeneration, working in cooperation and harmony with nature.
    We offer a *Begginer program* in regenerative agriculture, our intention its to create an experience were of exchange, were we help to compliment your life project by the earth and community living, and you contribute with you energy and knowledge to the project.
    We are making this collective dream begin to be real and we are aware that change is in our hands, so I invite you to feel identified with the awakening of consciousness, to want to put it into practice through direct service to nature, learning from its purest essence working the earth.
    *The experience.*
    -Reconect with nature and yourself.
    -Observe and understand the processes of natural regeneration
    -Potencialice and build fertility in soils and abundance over them in form of healty food.
    -Harmonious community living.
    -Learn and develop on many areas and techniques of regenerative agriculture.

    *Our projects*
    -A multi-functional team that designs and operates its first demostrative center Selva ccomestible bacalar. Offer services of consultory, plan and designs, implementation, managament and capacitation of projects involved with regenerative agriculture.
    -Selva comestible Bacalar (edible jungle bacalar) its a demostrative center of regenerative agricuture practices over 2 hectares, focused on organic food production (fruits, vegetables, microgreens, edible mushrooms, eggs) for our own consumption and also for the restaurant of Akalki Holistic Center, our host. The model of regenerative agriculture its based on syntropyc agroforestry and permaculture, offering workshops since 2 years ago.

    *Our host AKALKI holistic center*
    -offer services as a hotel in cabins over the lagoon, also has a restaurant were they offer the harvest from selva comestible bacalar.
    -Offer therapies, massages, temazcal ceremonies inside their healing center, and also offer other activites as yoga, meditation in between others.
    -Count with a equiped carpentry were they work with bamboo, and precious wood from the zone for make furniture and other work for the installations.
    -Count with communitary areas were there live around 20 people that works in different areas of the center, all these areas are arund the beautiful jungle.

    *Life style*
    -Co-live as a family among our meals and trough the daily activities.
    -Collab togheter for improve our common areas and keep them clean and in order for the wellnes of all.
    -Join community activities for create a group sinergy.
    We aim to serve the earth, the community and the spirit, we believe in preaching by example, and in the 4 agreements of Toltec wisdom, which are:
    - the impeccable use of the wordd.
    - not taking anything personal.
    -not making assumptions from others.
    -always giving the best of oneself that lead us to the empowerment of being and personal freedom.

    *We offer*
    -Transromational experience of learning and personal growing.
    -Theorical and pratical lessons of regenerative agriculture techniques.
    -Participate in workshops along your stay.
    -Individual bed in a shared geodesic dome in the jungle.
    -Hot water in showers and bathrooms.
    -Communal kitchen.
    -Co-living in peace and harmony.

    Working on these areas:
    -Syntropyc agroforestry systems.
    -Biointensive systems.
    -Microgreens production.
    -Edible mushrooms production.
    -Silvopastoril systems.
    .Chiken house.
    -Solar dehidrators.

    Also offer these services and areas:
    -Meditation room.
    -Access to the lagoon.
    -Temazcal area.

    If you wanna join the program you need to agree with the following agreements:
    -Stay minimum 2 monts, up to 6 months. (We do a week trial, were we know each other and see how you adapt to the daily dynamic, after these we take a communal desicion.)
    -You are responsible of your personal care as your personal cleaning things such as shampoo, soap, thot paste.
    -Theres a weekly charge of $700 pesos for the contribution for the food and cleaning stuff we buy in the city.
    -You need to have a safe insurance .
    -If you are from another country, you must have your passport with valid permit.
    -Sign a free of responsabilities with the project and the host.
    -Follow the coliving regulation.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Farmstay help
    Help with Eco Projects
    Animal Care
    Language practice
    Art Projects
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • 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 will share our lifestyle based on unconditional love, peace and happiness.
    Through our life goals, being aware of feeding our 3 bodies and how to evolve to grow as beings, we offer a practical theory to change as people and use this life opportunity to try to be the best version of ourselves and contribute to make that change that we want to see a lot.
    We apply this theory-practice through Sintropica agriculture and agroforestry, creating sustainability and productivity for our community and those around us.
    We have an introductory program where you will learn the following topics:
    -The 4 Toltec agreements (empowerment and freedom of being)
    -Dream, Plan, Execute, Celebrate.
    -Fundamentals for life on the planet
    -biodynamic mechanisms
    -Practice of principles and techniques of Sintropica agriculture
    -Planning and design of agroforestry systems
    -construction of agroforestry systems
    -Association and consolidation of agroforestry systems, how to measure their impact.
    -Use of our software
    Among many other things!!!

    Les compartiremos nuestro estilo de vida basado en amor incondicional, paz y felicidad.
    Atraves de nuestros objetivos de vida, el ser conscientes de alimentar nuestros 3 cuerpos y de como evolucionar para crecer como seres, brindamos una teoría práctica para cambiar como personas y utilizar esta oportunidad de vida para tratar de ser la mejor versión de nosotros mismos y contribuir a hacer realidad ese cambio que mucho queremos ver.
    Esa teoria-practica la aplicamos através de la agricultura Sintropica y agroforesteria, creando sustentabilidad y productividad para nuestra comunidad y las qué nos rodean.
    Tenemos un programa de introducción donde aprenderas los siguientes temas:
    -Los 4 acuerdos toltecas (empoderamiento y libertad del ser)
    -Soñar, Planear, Ejecutar, Celebrar.
    -Fundamentos para la vida en el planeta
    -Mecanismos biodinamicos
    -Practica de principios y técnicas de la agricultura Sintropica
    -Planeacion y diseño de sistemas agroforestales
    -Construccion de sistemas agroforestales
    -Acompañamiento y consolidación de sistemas agroforestales, como medir su impacto.
    -Uso de nuestro software

    Entre muchas cosas más!!!

  • Help


    Our philosophy is based on the ancestral wisdom of the Australian aborigines who have 3 equally important goals that are:
    -Service to the land
    -Create community
    -Personal growth
    We also believe in feeding our 3 bodies:
    - Mental (learning and teaching)
    -Ficher (working with the earth)
    -Spiritual (creating community and communion)
    We have a theory of change where we propose the evolution of being through a methodology which consists of 4 steps which take you to each other:
    - Do activities
    -Acquire skills and abilities
    -Create opportunities
    -Forming a lifestyle

    The lifestyle in our community takes this into account daily, and we try to practice every day in everything we do during the day.
    We start early with activities such as harvesting, sowing and pruning, to later breakfast rich and healthy, then we continue with activities in the field, at lunchtime we take advantage of the heat to work more on dreaming, planning, designing, organizing, talking, documenting and in the afternoon we continue with field activities such as transplanting and irrigation, and at the end of the day we do a short theoretical class, together with the dinner (dessert included) and a coexistence among all those present.
    We do the planning and execution, as well as the design and construction of agroforestry systems.
    We have different sub-projects within the main project such as:
    -Make a documentary (photos, videos, interviews, etc.)
    -Make educational programs of introduction to agriculture Sintropica and agroforestry (organize information, make summaries and illustrate them, graphic design)
    -Make a design software for agroforestry systems (web design and information organization)
    -Scientific study of the positive impact on the environment of agroforestry systems

    Nuestra filosofía está basada en la sabiduría ancestral de los aborigenes australianos que tienen 3 objetivos de igual importancia que son:
    -Servicio a la tierra
    -Crear comunidad
    -Crecimiento personal
    También creemos en alimentar nuestros 3 cuerpos:
    - Mental (aprendiendo y enseñando)
    -Fisico (trabajando con la tierra)
    -Espiritual (creando comunidad y comunión)
    Tenemos una teoría del cambio donde proponemos la evolucion del ser atraves de una metodología la cual consiste en 4 pasos los cuales te llevan el uno al otro:
    - Hacer actividades
    -Adquirir habilidades y capacidades
    -Crear oportunidades
    -Formar un estilo de vida

    El estilo de vida en nuestra comunidad toma mucho en cuenta esto a diario, y lo tratamos de practicar todos los días en todo lo que hacemos durante el día.
    Empezamos temprano con actividades como cosecha, siembra y podas, para después desayunar rico y sano, luego continuamos con actividades en el campo, al medio día almorzamos y aprovechamos el calor para trabajar más en soñar, planear, diseñar, organizar, platicar, documentar y en la tarde seguimos con actividades en campo como transplantes y riego, y al final del día hacemos una clase teórica breve, junto con la cena (postre incluído) y una convivencia entre todos los presentes.
    Nosotros hacemos la planeación y ejecución, Asi como el diseño y construcción de los sistemas agroforestales.
    Tenemos diferentes sub-proyectos dentro del proyecto principal tales como:
    -Hacer un documental (fotos,videos,entrevistas,etc..)
    -Hacer programas educativos de introducción a la agricultura Sintropica y agroforesteria (organizar información, hacer resúmenes e ilustrarlos, diseño grafico)
    -Hacer un software de diseño de sistemas agroforestales(diseño web y organización de información)
    -Estudio científico del impacto positivo en el medio ambiente de los sistemas agroforestales

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Our community is in the jungle, inside of it we have three geodesic domes whit four beds in each of them.
    We have bathrooms and showers, as well as a kitchen where we experiment with flavors, trying to use the food from the garden, high vegan pastry full of magic, they will love it!
    Theres also a meditation palapa where we meditate And chillan, we make a jungle cinema And many collective clases.
    Nuestra comunidad está en la jungla, dentro de ella tenemos tres domos geodésicas con cuatro camas en cada una de ellas.
    Tenemos baños y duchas, así como una cocina donde experimentamos con sabores, intentamos usar la comida del jardín, pastelería vegana llena de magia, ¡les encantará!
    También hay una palapa de meditación donde meditamos y descansamos, hacemos un cine en la jungla y muchas clases colectivas.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We in our free time, campo in natural protected areas such as national parks where you can be in the privacy of nature, either in cenotes, the incredible Caribbean Sea or the interdimensional pyramids, we also visit Bacalar town forma cultural events.
    We also like good music very much, so we can recommend and invite you to quality events.
    Nosotros en nuestro tiempo libre, campo en áreas naturales protegidas como los parques naturales donde puede estar en la privacidad de la naturaleza, ya sea en cenotes, el increíble Mar Caribe o las pirámides interdimensionales, también visitamos los eventos culturales de la ciudad de Bacalar.

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    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.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    6 horas por dia, 5 dias a la semana.

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    This host charges a fee

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    100 Mexican Pesos per week to help with food costs

Host ref number: 749819924357