Help out at our sustainable learning center in the mountains of Costa Rica

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    05/07/2022

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  • Descripción

    Descripción

    ¡Hola! Hi! Salut !

    Welcome to our farm!
    We're a community of people co-creating a more sustainable lifestyle, in harmony with nature.
    More than half of the farm is protected secondary forest with 50+ year old trees - a breath of fresh air in the heart of Costa Rica's deforested agricultural region. Other areas on the property include a bamboo forest for construction needs, a food forest with over 100 fruit trees, extensive organic gardens for personal consumption, and several bioconstruction projects. The project serves as an sustainable model contrasting with the chemical-based farms nearby.

  • Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Proyectos artísticos
    Práctica de idiomas
    Ayuda en proyectos ecológicos
    Enseñanza
    Jardinería
    Proyectos de construcción y bricolaje
    Cuidado de animales
    Ayuda en una granja
    Cocinar para toda la familia
    Ayuda doméstica
    Hostelería/turismo
    Mantenimiento general
    Ayuda con ordenadores/Internet

  • Objetivos de sostenibilidad de las NU que intenta conseguir este anfitrión

    Objetivos de sostenibilidad de las NU que intenta conseguir este anfitrión

    Objetivos de las NU
    Fin de la pobreza
    Hambre cero
    Salud y bienestar
    Educación de calidad
    Igualdad de género
    Agua limpia y saneamiento
    Energía asequible y no contaminante
    Trabajo decente y crecimiento económico
    Industria, innovación e infraestructura
    Reducción de las desigualdades
    Ciudades y comunidades sostenibles
    Producción y consumo responsables
    Acción por el clima
    Vida submarina
    Vida de ecosistemas terrestres
    Paz, justicia e instituciones sólidas
    Alianzas para lograr los objetivos
  • Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    We all learn through practice. One of the main goals of this project is Sustainability. And we love the different processes! Growing part of our own food, experiencing new recipes, creating structures from natural materials; but also learning how to cohabitate in a more conscious and holistic way, including non-violent communication, physical and spiritual wellness practices, like walking in the forest, dancing, meditating, collective massage sessions, tobacco prayers, etc. And for sure, everybody has always something to share from their own world, we really enjoy the cultural exchange that arises with people coming to our home.

  • Ayuda

    Ayuda

    -We get up early, around 6:00 a.m, and go to bed early, around 9:00 - 10:00 p.m.

    -We make compost/vermicomposting/humanure. In the gardens we sometimes use forest soil, double dig everything and mulch garden beds for great results! Our techniques allow micro-organisms and worms to thrive and constantly improve the soil. We have a plant nursery and greenhouse which we use as microclimates to grow plants that are sensitive to the humidity in our region. In our farm laboratory, we prepare different biocontrollers such as trichoderma, lecanicillium and beauveria bassiana. We also prepare extracts from plants like gavilana (Neurolaena lobata), lemon grass, cinammon and madero negro (Gliricidia sepium). We shower our plants and trees with these products twice per week to keep them thriving. We plant biodiversity everywhere - flowers, veggies, root veggies, fruit trees, native trees, medicinal plants - which helps the balance of plagues with natural bio-controllers such as bees, wasps, lizards and birds.

    - We're constantly working on (bio) construction projects. There is a part of the farm where we harvest guadua bamboo that we cure and process in order to make different kind of structures like the green house, the composting center and the tepee. We could also be making smaller projects like furniture.

    -We rotate daily responsibilities such as cooking breakfast/lunch, cleaning common spaces, taking out the compost, organizing recycling, watering the plants, etc.

    - Much of the activities we do are physical in nature. The farm is in the mountains with steep slopes up and down.

    -Coexistence implies emotional and mental awareness. We hope you understand that EVERY RELATIONSHIP is important.

    - We bring the elements of the farm closer each day – the soil, the plants, the insects, the wildlife, the bamboo, the stones, the trees, the humans, the sun, the rain, the heat and the cold. There is a biodiversity of fauna throughout the country. On the farm, it is common for us to see spiders, scorpions, snakes, worms, lizards, butterflies, hummingbirds, birds and more. The farm is located at 1,200 meters above sea level and that is why there are cold days during the storms, fogs, rains and it is cold at night. Please take the time and reflect on your needs regarding these issues.

  • Idiomas

    Idiomas hablados
    Inglés: Fluido
    Español: Fluido
    Francés: Fluido
    Italiano: Principiante

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  • Alojamiento

    Alojamiento

    Shared bedroom with one other person. Common areas: kitchen, living room, gardens.

  • Algo más...

    Algo más...

    During your time off, feel free to explore your creativity :)
    We encourage people to feel the rhythm of nature: take a walk in the forest or the town of La Flor and get to know the people around. You can read a book on your own or borrow one from our house library. Start a new journal, do some art craft, etc.
    You can also get the public bus in 10 min. walking distance from our farm. During the weekends, you might be interested in visiting amazing places around, like Irazu Volcano, Guayabo National Monument, Duran Sanatorium (“haunted” old building), Tapantí National Park, etc. Or if you want to go a little further away, consider taking a trip either to the Caribbean or the Pacific Coast… pura vida!

  • Un poco más de información

    Un poco más de información

    • Acceso a Internet

    • Acceso a Internet limitado

      Acceso a Internet limitado

    • Tenemos animales

    • Somos fumadores

    • Puede alojar familias

  • Puede acoger a nómadas digitales

    Puede acoger a nómadas digitales

    Este anfitrión ha indicado que le encanta acoger a nómadas digitales.

  • ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?

    ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?

    Más de dos

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    Horas esperadas

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week


Número de referencia de anfitrión: 216744191526