Learn about Mezcal and agaves while farming in Oaxaca, Mexico

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Mexico

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  • Description

    Description

    For few years I was backpacking and volunteering around the world... Then I worked on cruise ships as a bartender.

    The 2020 lockdown bought me back home, where I realized the needs of my region in term of growing and preserving the agave species for mezcal production, and the lack of manpower to help this sustainable industry.

    With Viajeros del Mezcal, we will fulfill those needs. Together, mezcal producers, farmers and volunteers, are looking forward to preserve the agave species, planting and farming them, as well as reforesting the area and, the funniest part, we enjoy some mezcal while helping the local producers!!

    This is a really new project, so me, my nephew and the volunteers will start and shape it!! Soon we will get fix local employees and keep it going!

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Charity Work
    Help with Eco Projects
    Teaching
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Help around the house

  • 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

    They will learn everything about agaves, it's diversity and conservation.
    Mezcal making process and tastings will be part of the training with an extra charge, as well as practicing Spanish while living downtown of a fully local community and working with producers in small villages around.

  • Help

    Help

    Farming and gardening, harvesting crops, but focusing our efforts to farm sustainable agaves and helping Maestros Mezcaleros to make Mezcal Artesanal (craft Mezcal), reforesting endemic trees. Painting and decorating, building, small carpentry duties, sharing and helping the local community.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    Serbo-Croatian: Beginner

    This host offers a language exchange
    I started learning German and Russian in Duolingo, but without the needed practice I haven't succeed... I was able to speak beginner serbo Croatian, and I don't want to loose the few things I know.

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    For sleeping, volunteers will stay in a large mixed shared dorm, there is a small dorm for girls only and other for couples. As the project grows, more places will be available.

    Lunch is provided and will be prepared in the kitchen by the volunteers, when we have an easy days. During farm days a prepared lunch will be provided by the project.
    Weekly visits to the farmers market will be paid by the volunteers.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Miahuatlán valley, where the project sits, is located in a strategic point of the state, being close to Oaxaca city, the mountains and the Pacific coast.
    Local sights as a ancient Zapotec observatory and the river are within a walking distance, as well as some nice small villages around may be visited by the local transportation.


    === ADVICE FOR MUSICIANS / ARTISTS ===
    Our project collaborates with few local bars and galleries, so, if you make music, we might arrange a small concert, as well as some art exhibition with your works, and get some profit out of it :)
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    === ADVICE FOR ENGLISH TEACHERS ===
    We are looking for a english teacher so we can share this international language in our small city and surrounding villages, this position offers different accomodation as well as daily scheddules and a small pay for the lessons. Girls preferred.
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    === ADVICE FOR LONG TERM TRAVELERS ===
    Our project collaborates also, with restaurants and bars locally, that means, we might arrange a some help and you will get some profit out of it :)
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  • 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

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    Hours expected

    5 hours a day, 5 days per week

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