Zach

From: United States

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    Account Type

    Individual account

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    Travelling to

    Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama

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    Travel dates

    05/03/2018 - 16/12/2020

  • number of facebook friends

    Nº of Facebook friends

    128

  • Badges

    Explorer
    Good Workawayer
    Facebook verified

  • My status

    Travelling

  • Description

    (Español abajo) I know I want to be a farmer, but I don’t know the details yet. I left my job hydroponically growing lettuce, and decided to travel the world to experience how people farm in other parts of the world. I hope to learn enough about permaculture, tropical agriculture, and sustainability to one day know that I want to start a coffee farm in the mountains. Or possibly a food forest in the jungle; or maybe an agritourism lodge back home. I’m still looking for answers, and love being able to meet new people, experience new cultures, and see the world along the way.
    I’ve been travelling with Workaway and WWOOF since November 2017, so far volunteering in the United States, Mexico, Guatemala, and Belize. While I've been traveling, I've trained horses, made cheese, led the self-sufficiency efforts of a Belizean eco lodge, and worked on community development projects for the local Mayan communities in Guatemala. Before then, I've spent several years working in agriculture. I grew lettuce or tomatoes in hydroponic greenhouses most of the time, but I've also worked on a horse farm, Christmas tree farm, and various nature conservation projects. I’m excited to learn more about agriculture, the jungle, and anything else that comes my way!

    Yo sé que quiero ser un granjero, pero ya no conozco los detalles. Salí mi trabajo creciendo la lechuga en un invernadero hidropónico, y di cuenta que quiero viajar el mundo para experimentar otras granjas del mundo. Deseo aprender bastante de la permacultura, la agricultura tropical, y la sostenibilidad para saber que quiero comenzar una granja de café en las montañas. O tal vez un bosque de comida en la jungla; o tal vez un hotel del agroturismo en mi hogar. Ya estoy buscando por respuestas, y me encanta conociendo gente nueva, experimentando culturas nuevas, y viendo el mundo en el camino.
    He viajado con Workaway y WWOOF desde noviembre 2017, siendo voluntario en los Estados Unidos, México, Guatemala, y Belice. Durante mis viajes, he entenado caballos, hacía queso, llevaba los esfuerzos de la autosuficiencia de un hotel del ecoturismo beliceño, y trabajaba con esfuerzos del desarrollo del pueblo con las comunidades indios. Antes, yo pasaba unos años trabajando con la agricultura. Yo crecía lechuga y tomates en invernaderos hidropónicos la mayor parte del tiempo, pero trabajaba en un rancho de caballos, granja de árboles de La Navidad, y proyectos varios de la preservación de la naturaleza. Tengo ganas de aprendiendo más de la agricultura, la jungla, y cualquiera otra cosa que encuentro!

  • Skills and knowledge I'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
    Charity Work
    Language practice
  • More details about your skills

    I'm experienced in agriculture, having spent the past several years working on different farms or other agricultural projects. I also know how to use many types of hand and power tools, including both hand saws and power saws, drills, measuring devices, paint, and hand tools. I have a fair amount of experience in bother construction and landscaping from different experiences in agriculture and basic home repairs. I speak a fair amount of Spanish, and spent a couple weeks providing all the translation services between Spanish speaking hostel owners and English speaking guests.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Intermediate

  • Age

    25

  • Some more information

    • Smoker

    • Driver's licence

    • Allergies
      No

    • Special dietary requirements
      No

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