Learn about organic farming and help is built a cool project on the Canary Island of La Gomera, Spain

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    29/11/2021

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  • Description

    Description

    !Hello! We are Iru and Hugo, Iru is from La Gomera and Hugo is Swiss (French-speaking part) We have met traveling through Latin America, and now after years of traveling, we have wanted to establish our project, and offer the experience of hosting volunteering, which is a honor, since we have been volunteers for many years. Now we live in the farm, located in the north of the island of La Gomera, in the town of Vallhermoso. The farm has about 3000 square meters, it has about 20 avocado trees, 10 mangueros and other small fruit trees, we want to continue planting fruit trees and create a fruit forest. We have been living here since mid-2020, and our idea of life here is; learn from the land, live more autonomously, generate health in our bodies and in nature, recover knowledge of the territory, for this, in a part of the land, we are cultivating fruits and vegetables, based on permaculture ideas and also on the traditional farming methods of the area. We have the plan to dedicate another part of the land to the cultivation of medicinal plants, and to a meeting space to share knowledge, through workshops, courses, exchanges etc ... For this we want, we have the project of building a cabin and dry toilets . We also have another small farm in the east of the island where we are rebuilding an old kiln, with mud, and planting trees to recover the soil in that area. We are part of a network of permaculture farmers, where every two weeks we meet to do activities, exchange products from the different farms or community work, share learning, food and music.

    !Hola! Somos Iru y Hugo,
    Iru es de la Gomera y Hugo es Suizo ( parte francófona)
    Nos hemos conocido viajando por Latinoamérica, y ahora despues de años viajando, hemos querido asentar nuestro proyecto, y ofrecer la experiencia de hospedar voluntariado, lo cual es un honor, ya que nosotras hemos sido voluntarias muchos años.
    Ahora vivimos en la finca, ubicada en el norte de la isla de la Gomera, en el pueblo de Vallhermoso. La finca tiene unos 3000m cuadrados, tiene unos 20 aguacateros, 10 mangueros y otros pequeños frutales, queremos seguir plantando frutales y crear un bosque frutal.
    Aquí llevamos viviendo desde mediados del 2020, y nuestra idea de vida aquí es; aprender de la tierra, vivir más autonomamente, generar salud en nuestros cuerpos y en la naturaleza, recuperar saberes del territorio, para ello, en una parte del terreno, estamos cultivando c!frutas y hortalizas, basándonos en ideas de la permacultura y también en los métodos de cultivo tradicionales de la zona.
    Tenemos el plan de dedicar otra parte del terreno al cultivo de plantas medicinales, y a un espacio de encuentro para compartir saberes, a través de talleres, cursos, intercambios etc...
    Para ello queremos, tenemos el proyecto
    de construir una cabaña y baños secos.
    También tenemos otra pequeña finca en el este de la isla donde estamos reconstruyendo un antiguo horno, con barro, y plantando árboles para recuperar el suelo de esa zona.
    Somos parte se una red de agricultores permacultores, donde cada dos semanas nos encontramos para hacer actividades, intercambiar productos de las diferentes fincas o trabajos comunitarios, compartir aprendizajes,comidas y música.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Help with Eco Projects
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • 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 can offer a lot of knowledge about the customs of the island, such as cooking recipes, crafts and legends, I can also teach how to speak with the gomeranwhistle, a unique language in the world.

    Podemos ofrecer mucho conocimiento sobre las costumbres de la isla, como recetas de cocina, artesanías y leyendas, también puedo enseñar a hablar con el silbo gomero un lenguaje único en el mundo .

  • Help

    Help

    Plant trees, garden activities, compost, fix pipes, build cabins, paint walls, climb stone walls, bio-construction, carpentry, fix paths or prepare a good meal to share together, help around the house, decorate or art projects that beautify the farm, contribute ideas ...

    Sembrar árboles, actividades en el huerto, hacer compost, arreglar tuberías, construir cabañas, pintar paredes, subir paredones de piedras, bioconstrucción, carpintería, arreglar caminos o prepara una buena comida para compartir todxs juntxs, ayudar en la casa, decorar o proyectos artísticos que embellecen la finca, aportar ideas...

  • Languages spoken

    Spanish: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    Catalan: Intermediate
    English: Intermediate

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We ask for about 5 hours of work 5 days a week with breakfast and 1 meal (vegetarian). You will have your own room, that you may share with other volunteers and your own bathroom or to share with other volunteers, access to the kitchen. There is also a camping area or places to put the hammock to rest under the avocado trees.

    Pedimos unos 5 horas de trabajos 5 dias a la semana con desayuno y 1 comida(vegetariana). Tendrás una habitacion propia o a compartir con otros voluntarias y baño propio o a compartir con otras voluntarias, acceso a la cocina.
    También hay zona de camping o lugares donde poner la hamaca para descansar bajo los aguacateros.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    La Gomera is an island for nature lovers, if you like to walk and observe incredible landscapes you will not get bored, near the house there are several routes, there is also a good connection with the bus network that connects with other towns on the island . The beach is a 20-minute walk away, and the Garajonay forest, which is a National Park, is half an hour away by car.

    La gomera es una isla para amantes de la naturaleza, si te gusta caminar y observar paisajes increíbles no te vas a aburrir, cerca de la casa hay varias rutas, también hay buena conexión con la red de autobuses que conectan con otros pueblos de la isla.
    La playa está a 20 minutos caminando, y el bosque de Garajonay, que es Parque Nacional, está a media hora en coche.

  • 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

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    We live with a dog, but other animals are welcome!

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    5 hours/day, 5 days/week maximum - Máximo 4-5 horas al día, 5 días a la semana

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