Unique tropical botanical preservation and research facility in the foothills of the Talamanca mountains. Costa Rica


Costa Rica

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  • Description


    Open the door to the spirit and sound of the jungle.

    We are a group devoted to the rescue and documentation of the vast cultural knowledge before it is lost to the world. We are dedicated to the conservation of native medicinal plants and the natural habitats that support these culturally and ecologically significant species. Our focus lies not only in the preservation and stewardship of endangered plants but also in the practices, legends and ceremonies that they inspire across the world. We have deep relationships with tribal elders who help guide our work, teach us how to carry this knowledge and pass it forward to future generations.

    Our truest intention is to inspire and empower others to create medicinal gardens and diversify the guardianship of Earth's ecosystem for the health of all.

    Our center has hosted more than 300 volunteers since its inception. We have developed a special offering for those searching to live in health, service and abundance. The education given to make helping hands helpful is quite extensive and a great investment on our part. The greatest of teachings are given to those who work and devote themselves to the service of humanity.

    Should you have special talents in ethnobotany, mycology or marketing please apply as such.
    If you are searching to work and learn from the plants directly, please ask about our internship.

    ***Due to the type of training needed to be fully activated in this garden, we offer two types of Volunteer positions:

    The Heart of our center: The Kitchen
    We are looking for people inspired by the garden to table creation of pure food to steward the Main hall space.
    More information about this position below.

    We are building another house on the property (the first initial build of many) and are in great need of someone with building/carpentry experience to support us as we finish. More information about this position below.

    As we grow and develop our understandings of one another, other topics can be integrated into your time at the center. The knowledge here flows quite passively from person to person as it desires to be transmitted and explored. There are plenty of opportunities to learn in addition the volunteer responsibilities.

  • Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Projets artistiques
    Pratique d’une langue
    Aide avec des éco-projets
    Compagnie pour pers. âgée
    Bricolage et projets de construction
    S’occuper des animaux
    Aide dans une ferme
    Baby-sitting et jeux créatifs
    Cuisine/repas pour la famille
    Aide à la maison
    Accueil / tourisme
    Entretien général
    Aide informatique / avec Internet

  • 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

    We seek to involve the public in our study of medicinal plants and to promote an ethic of conservation, land stewardship and respect for traditional ecological knowledge. We host tribal leaders from across the globe to share their culture and knowledge and have oftentimes acted as a bridge to many indigenous nations.

  • 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


    Heart Center: The Kitchen
    This entry level offering is for the person who is excited for the ability to learn and adapt to this environment. Because one month is little time and orientation to the space can take 2 weeks to learn the language of the land we ask that volunteers spend a month dedicated to the MainHall. We are looking for people with the passion and energy to take the reins in the kitchen to make meals for our community, the Heart of our center.

    Tasks include:
    *Processing harvests from the garden- into meals and snacks to support our community as we move through the work day. Help us to make the greatest use of all we are growing! (Cooking on average for 5-9 people)
    *General Maintenance: Clean counters, keep sinks free, clean floors, organize table, kitchen laundry: rags, rugs, towels

    Those who have the heart to serve with love, grace and fire unlock a deep medicine within that cannot be described until experienced. We come to the living alter of our space every day first asking what it needs from us before we turn to ask for our needs and desires to be met. In the same way, we hope to find people aligned with the love that drives us forward to be vectors for the plants to thrive. After dedicating a month to the kitchen which provides the foundational learning of the flow here, there are ample openings for a shift in work responsibilities and focuses.

    Specialized position: Carpentry
    We are building a small house on the property that is mostly finished but needs welding and general construction support. We are in the process of installing screens around the cabin, putting doors up, welding support beams, tiling etc.
    This person should have experience and passion to apply, natural building knowledge especially desire!

    Great to be clear. This is not a holiday location. Working in the Costa Rican sun and jungle rains can be difficult.
    We are adventurers and explorers that know how important one single day can be.

  • Langues

    Langues parlées
    Anglais: Courant
    Espagnol: Courant

    Cet hôte propose un échange linguistique
    My Spanish was a gift from the Costa Rican People. I have been teaching in the same patient and understanding way that I was taught. We must pass forward all the gifts we are given.

  • Hébergement


    Volunteer Dorm space.
    You may be sharing a room with someone.
    We have a tent set up as well if you'd prefer more privacy.

  • Autres infos...

    Autres infos...

    The farm is planted in a beautiful form of permanent agriculture and offers abundance unseen in most places in the world. There are serval other eco communities in our valley. Including a natural building school and ecstatic dance/event space. We are located a 20 minute drive from the beach, swimming hole is walking distance and some of the most beautiful rivers are accessible by car as well.

    We are host to many great master plants. Beyond our great devotion to plants, we implore others to join our task to perpetuate and protect the legends each species may hold.
    Much of your time will be investing in the food forest in the creation of pure food, medicine and culinary delights.

  • Informations complémentaires

    Informations complémentaires

    • Accès Internet

    • Accès Internet limité

      Accès Internet limité

    • Nous avons des animaux

    • Nous sommes fumeurs

    • Familles bienvenues

  • Possibilité d’accueillir les digital nomads

    Possibilité d’accueillir les digital nomads

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  • Possibilité d'accueillir les animaux

    Possibilité d'accueillir les animaux

    Our mascot is a 200lb sweetheart mastiff.

  • Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Plus de 2

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    Nombre d'heures attendues

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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N° de référence hôte : 576634386948