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
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.
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.
Persian (Farsi): Fluent
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. Breakfast 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
The road to the farm is rugged and particularly in the rain it requires 4 wheel drive.
Well behaved dogs. (We have chickens which are free range so /.... good behavior is a must).
More than two
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week