From: United States
Greece, Italy, Portugal, Spain
29/03/2018 - 30/11/2019
Hi, we are Christina and Nicholas, a mother and son family from Miami, Florida, United States. Thank you for reading our profiles! We enjoy learning, travel, growing, cooking and sharing culture.
We are especially interested in projects involving fruit trees, olive oil production, herb gardens, cooking, and animal care (dogs, sheep, etc.) We can help with general labor including firewood, greenhouse maintenance, painting, and so on.
Cooking / shopping
Help in the house
Together, we have extensive volunteer experience. We volunteered at the Miami Veteran's Hospital, from staining cancer cells in the oncology lab to assisting with patients, as well as computer work. We also have spent many summers volunteering at Fairchild Tropical Garden in Miami, from building pergolas for ornamental vines, caring for and establishing water gardens, photography, and more.
Christina: I earned a Doctorate in Education and love teaching. I love art and spent many years as a working artist painting murals and portraits. I am also passionate about animal welfare and love taking care of animals. I taught art at Nick's schools when he was growing up and did volunteer art work for children's theater organizations in Miami. When I worked at the Everglades National park, I was the education ranger and frequently taught children about the ecosystem. I also taught teachers how to use computers and write their own websites.
Nick: I have over 10 years of experience working as a personal chef in Miami and I earned a degree in culinary arts from Johnson and Wales. I am well versed in various cultural and dietary specific cuisines including regional Italian, Greek, classical French, Southeast Asian (mainly Thai), broadly Middle Eastern, Latin American (particularly Mexican and Puerto Rican), vegan, raw, and gluten-free.
I am curating a fruit/vegetable garden that currently includes over fifty varieties of fig (ficus carica), 5 varieties of mango, lychee, sugar apple, starfruit, passionfruit, loquat, persimmon, pomegranate, citrus, and various tomatoes, peppers, and herbs. I have been gardening for about half a decade and am eager to both help and learn.
I also earned a bachelor's degree in music from the University of Miami and my principal instrument is the harp. If you or someone you know would enjoy music lessons related to theory or harp, I am happy to help.
e are interested in all kinds of gardening and sustainability, we love animals, and we love to learn and share. We look forward to hearing from you!
English and we are learning Italian, Spanish, and Greek.
67 & 30
Although we plan on working as a team, there may be times when only one of us is available to travel.
I, Nick, am allergic to cats if the cats live indoors. I can touch cats and hang out with them but if I sleep in a room with cats, I'll have trouble breathing.
Special dietary requirements