Come to enjoy volunteering on a organic farm with mushrooms cultivation and essential oils in a quiet valley of Quito-Ecuador

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Ecuador

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  • Description

    Description

    Our dream to change the city for the tranquility of the countryside and be self-sustaining is beginning to bear fruit. Around a year we have achieved our greenhouse mushroom production; vegetable garden; some fruits; plus a small plantation of lavender and rosemary to make essential oils.
    We eat what we produce, we are happy and we want to share with you this great dream that has motivated many of our workawayers for making their own projects.
    We financed with courses cultivation of edible and medicinal mushrooms and the sale of some of our products in organic fairs.
    We are on the way to be self-sustaining we know that we have to much for doing but one day we will get.
    We invite you to be part of this great project and share in family!

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    General Maintenance
    Farmstay help
    Help with Eco Projects
    Help around the house
    Animal Care

  • 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
  • Help

    Help

    IF YOU WANT TO STAY AT LEAST 3 MONTHS AND YOU TALK SPANISH WE CAN MAKE A PAYMENT AGREEMENT

    To start up with the vegetable garden we need lots of physical work to build the beds, add compost, mulch, etc.
    You will be asked to give a hand with the maintenance of the green house and laboratory of mushrooms.
    Since, the handling of the mushrooms can be complex, we ask you to stay for one month.

    We can host up to 4 people at a time.

    It is not allowed to use any kind of drugs

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We have a bedroom with their own bathroom, hot water and wifi.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    You could take a complete course of how to grow mushrooms. Participants learn tissue culture, spawn generation techniques, substrate preparation, inoculation techniques, and the role of mushrooms in a permacultural farm. Each participant receives 2 select mushroom strains for their own personal use.

  • 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

  • ...

    Hours expected

    5 hours a day, 5 days a week




















































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