Small scaled Integrated Agroecological farm in San Jose, Costa Rica

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Costa Rica

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  • Description

    Description

    We are a young couple in the process of solidifying our own agroecological project for over 5 years now. We have bachellor degrees in Management of Natural Resources and complemented studies in Organic Farming School. The farm is located in a southern mountain, only 13 km away from downtown San Jose, it is a rural area with a dry climate where we have 1 hectare (10,000 square meters) of land.

    Projects

    Worm compost
    Fermented compost
    Medicinal & ornamental plants
    Organic agriculture on raised beds (association, rotation, diversification)
    Ancient varieties of chickens
    Ecological dry toilets
    Conservation areas with informative trails
    Botanical extracts & mineral broths
    Biodigestor & biomechanical machines
    Open pollinated Seed conservation and selling
    Seedlings
    Educational tours
    Courses
    Rural tourism
    Organic markets


    We sell our crops in organic markets on weekends and directly to the house or work place of our customers, in alliance with other colleague young farmers. We are constantly making the farm as beautiful and organized as possible cause our stongest activity its the educational & integrated farm concept, where we recieve groups of students and visitors in general constantly.

    We are growing a wide variety of vegetables, including traditional rural & indigenous crops, domesticated from precolonial times and planting native species of trees and ornamentals that have important cultural, ecosistemic and nutritional value.

    Currently we are focusing more and more on open pollinated seed production!

  • Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Jardinage
    Bricolage et projets de construction
    Entretien général
    Cuisine/repas pour la famille
    Aide dans une ferme
    Aide avec des éco-projets
    Aide à la maison
    S’occuper des animaux
    Accueil / tourisme

  • Objectifs de développement durable de l’ONU que cet hôte essaie d'atteindre

    Objectifs de développement durable de l’ONU que cet hôte essaie d'atteindre

    Objectifs de l’ONU
    Pas de pauvreté
    Faim «zéro»
    Bonne santé et bien-être
    Éducation de qualité
    Égalité entre les sexes
    Eau propre et assainissement
    Énergie propre et d'un coût abordable
    Travail décent et croissance économique
    Industrie, innovation et infrastructure
    Inégalités réduites
    Villes et communautés durables
    Consommation et production responsables
    Mesures relatives à la lutte contre les changements climatiques
    Vie aquatique
    Vie terrestre
    Paix, justice et institutions efficaces
    Partenariats pour la réalisation des objectifs
  • Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    Our main benefit for volunteers would be if they are really interested in getting to learn about agroecology and integrated systems, we are very open in sharing all our experiences.

    We always try to give a good culinary experience as well, cause we love eating tasty food!

    We also have very good knowledge about the geography of Costa Rica so if volunteers want to travel, we can recommend different places for alternative rural tourism and other great volunteer programs. if you are travelling costa rica this is a good place to start cause its in the central valley, it can be a rural/urban journey.

  • Projets impliquant des enfants

    Projets impliquant des enfants

    Ce projet peut impliquer des enfants. Pour en savoir plus, consultez nos directives et conseils ici.

  • Aide

    Aide

    We have many projects and activities going on but basically volunteers have one fixed job: feeding the animals in the morning and afternoon. In between, they help us out doing the same jobs we do: making compost, cleaning, preparing the soil, weeding, planting, spraying the crops with organic fertilizers and other preventive methods, irrigating, harvesting, building, planting and taking care of trees and ornamentals, helping out with groups of students. going to the market....

    STAYING AND LOOKING AFTER THE FARM AND DOGS while we are not there on very busy days or specific activities, is extremely helpful and important for us, amongst many many many other tasks.

    VOLUNTEERS ARE EXTREMELY VALUABLE AND IMPORTANT FOR OUR FARM, your help is highly appreciated, cause being a dedicated farmer is serious buisness.

    MINIMUM & MAXIMUM STAY IS 2 WEEKS

  • Langues parlées

    Anglais: Courant
    Espagnol: Courant

  • Hébergement

    Hébergement

    Depending on the day, we pick up volunteers at Plaza del Sol, Curridabat, (8km away from downtown San José) or at Ferreutil in Higuito town, Desamparados, which is very near from the farm (13km away from downtown San José)

    WITH NO EXCEPTION, WE ACCEPT ONLY COUPLES due to the dynamics, it works better for us!

    Currently our financial situation is limited as we are constantly investing to make the project grow, also Costa Rica is an expensive country and the cost of living is very high, thats why we recieve volunteers that are willing to share equally the expenses for food, WE DONT GAIN ANY PROFITS FROM THIS! We provide good quality food and portions.

    We share all food equally and alternate the cooking and washing dishes chores. Since volunteers cook often, we need people with good basic and creative cooking skills. When the days are very crazy with work, volunteers help us cook several times in a row.

    We offer basic, made with love, nice conditions. Volunteers have their own private room with 1 bunk bed, 1 table & 2 chairs, hot water and WIFI service.

    PLEASE, we need volunteers that have great INITIATIVE and willing to work hard, responsible, organized, very clean and respectful of independent spaces, cause we share a lot of small common areas.

    PLEASE, only apply to the farm if you are really interested in what we do and hope to learn and exchange agroecology knowledge.

    We live out in mountain conditions, not extreme wilderness but there are spiders, insects ect....

  • Autres infos...

    Autres infos...

    On their time off, volunteers usually take hikes up the mountain, 15 min away there are great viewpoints of the whole central valley. There are many places to relax, read, enjoy and excercise in the farm or in the surroundings.

    THE NEAREST SUPERMARKET IS 3 KM AWAY BY FOOT, so please make sure you bring your personal provisions and snacks if you want.

    We use a special biogarden which cleans and depurates the shower systems that cant have heavy chemical substances, so we provide biodegradable soap and shampoo!

    We are always open to help volunteers out with what they need!

  • Informations complémentaires

    Informations complémentaires

    • Accès Internet

    • Accès Internet limité

      Accès Internet limité

    • Nous avons des animaux

    • Nous sommes fumeurs

    • Familles bienvenues

  • Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Deux

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    Nombre d'heures attendues

    3 hours a day 5 days a week

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    Cet hôte fait payer des frais

    en savoir plus
    sharing food costs (no more than US$5 per day)

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