Kai & Marion

From: Germany & Switzerland

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    Account Type

    Couple account

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    Travelling to

    Belize, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua ... more

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    Travel dates

    14/02/2018 - 28/02/2019

  • Badges

    Super Workawayer

  • Our status

    Travelling

  • Description

    Hi!
    We are a young couple that loves nature and is excited about the development of new, revolutionary agricultural concepts and the protection and restoration of natural ecosystems. Kai has just finished his Master of Science in Biology (Soil and Plant Science) and Marion has just finished her education as professional fruit farmer (both finished in summer 2017). On our one-year journey through Latin America we want to learn as much as we can about conventional, organic and permacultural farming systems, agroforestry and food forests but also reforestations and other ecosystem restoration mechanisms.
    We are idealists but in most cases we are more pragmatic than dogmatic! We are strictly vegetarian and prefer vegan food. However, we can live with vegetarian meals and we get along with everyone.
    Marion has 2 years of practical experience on 2 different fruit producers in Switzerland in combination with scholar education. She has also lots of experiences in caring for different kinds of animals (e.g. horses, goats, dogs...). Kai has only some experience in gardening and urban agriculture but has gained quite a lot of theoretical knowledge during his studies at the university. However, besides the university, both of us have read and learned a lot about agricultural systems and global problems that originate in mostly "modern" agricultural business. Now we are motivated to participate in the efforts to develop sustainable ways of food production and living itself.

    We are looking forward to a great journey, finding new friends, connecting to projects, gaining lots of experiences and learn about agriculture, permaculture and life :)

  • Skills and knowledge we'd like to share or learn

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    General Maintenance
    Life at a Farmstay
    Eco Projects
    Helping around the house
    Animal Care
    Hospitality/Tourism
    Teaching
  • More details about your skills

    Marion: all skills a fruit farmer in switzerland needs: planting, cutting, grafting and caring for trees; producing, harvesting and storing of high quality fruits; tractor riding.
    Furthermore, experience in caring for animals, horse riding and dog training.
    Kai: assessment of soil quality/fertility, all kinds of scientific work and passionate cooking. Additionally, some experience in gardening (especially urban gardening), harvesting and wood constructions as well as a bunch of theoretical knowledge about plants, soils, ecosystem services and agricultural concepts (also permaculture).

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent

  • Age

    31 & 27

  • Nationality

    German citizen (Kai), Swiss citizen (Marion)

  • What else ...

    We dream about having an own project site in latin america concerning about sustainable agriculture and ecosystem restoration. For this, we are looking for role models and pioneers to learn from. We are motivated and willing to learn from others!

  • Some more information

    • Smoker

    • Driver's licence

    • Allergies

    • Special dietary requirements
      vegetarian

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