A young permaculture farm located in the foothills of the Chirripó volcano in Costa Rica. Good place for relaxing and observing nature. The farm is not too far from a small pueblo so there is plenty of Costa Rican culture. We aspire to have an esticaly pleasing and productive farm as a demonstration for local population.
Help with Eco Projects
DIY and building projects
There are opportunities for Spanish language learning and experiencing rural Costa Rican culture. Exchange organic gardening techniques and think about permaculture. Posible community tree planting activities.
Landscaping design and implementation : Since this is a young endeavour design ideas in landscaping with edibles in the tropics would be a valuable assistance. Example of work would be discussing landscaping options. leading the implementation of layout. Mapping out plants. Work in the propagation shed propagating plants, improving germination/ emergence rates. pruning and shaping plants and of course weeding.
Organic gardening, permaculture :
design and implementation: This is a permaculture farm so help in permaculture based design for the pastures and orchards as well as relaxing spaces would be a valuable assistance. Help in implementing these designs., layout of plants, planting and weeding are all part of the job.
This is a productive farm with a minimum income goal. We currently have goat milk products , and some fresh produce, dehydrated fruits and herbs. Help with production, Ideas for marketing, product development are all welcome.
Major projects under contemplation.
Upgrading the Rancho. This requires artistic, eco-building, interior design, and landscaping inputs. The goal is to have a unique and comfortable place to meet, stay and learn.
Documenting the bio-diversity of the farm: This project will contribute to the national bio-diversity, and the learning goals. We will take images and identify the flora and fauna of the farm as well as creating information signs on the significant species.
Grafting: This is to make a living fence and to create delicious citrus fruits.
Major landscaping design and implementation Improvements to the pond.
Bio-gas construction is completed. Inputs to design and implementation would be appreciated.
Developing a community based tourism project is also on the agenda.
Persian (Farsi): Intermediate
Separate guest house on the property for a couple or single person. Solar power, water from spring, with all the comforts including hot water and kitchen. Fresh food from farm when possible. You prepare your breakfast and dinner in your guest house and lunch with us at the house.
People are friendly. We get our raw sugar locally produced and one can visit and learn about this process. We have a lady that makes famous tamales on a wood stove and one can visit there and learn with her. Horses and hiking both on the farm and off. Local horse shows and small festivals. There is bus service to the city and the beach.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
We have relatively good point to point internet both at the house and the workaway spot.
The road to the farm is rugged and particularly in the rain it requires 4 wheel drive.
Well behaved dogs. (We have chickens sheep and goats which are free range so /.... good behavior is a must).
Minimum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week
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