Help develop our farm into a private protected area in Veraguas, Panama




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  • Descrição


    We own a small piece of land in Veraguas, Panama, close to Santa Catalina - a popular surf beach visited by large numbers of tourists.

    Our goal is to restore our property into a private protected area with an ecosystem that can support the diverse plant, fungus, insect and animal species. and to offer jungle stays to paying visitors.

    The farm is currently almost self sufficient in producing enough food to support the household and part of the ecosystem, with the excess being sold to clients in the nearby town.

    Part of the farm is tropical rain forest with water streams and the areas previously used for cattle grazing are being reforested with indigenous fruit trees, a variety of hardwood species from the region and underbrush, to sustain the forest birds, animals, insects, butterflies, snakes and frogs. Our aim is to plant 63 different indigenous tree species to replicate the plant diversity found in forest of this region.

    We are working to create a safe environment for the birds and wildlife to return to the area as years of hunting / poaching has impacted negatively on the environment.

    Fruit trees planted this season will only start bearing fruit in five to six years from now. This gives us the opportunity to develop the infrastructure to support future visitors.

  • Tipos de ajuda e oportunidades de aprendizado

    Tipos de ajuda e oportunidades de aprendizado

    Projetos artísticos
    Prática de idiomas
    Ajuda em projetos ambientais
    Projetos de construção/faça você mesmo
    Cuidar de animais
    Ajuda em fazenda
    Ajuda a cuidar da casa
    Manutenção geral
    Ajuda com computadores/internet

  • Objetivos de sustentabilidade da ONU que este anfitrião quer atingir

    Objetivos de sustentabilidade da ONU que este anfitrião quer atingir

    Objetivos da ONU
    Erradicar a pobreza
    Erradicar a fome
    Saúde de qualidade
    Educação de qualidade
    Igualdade de género
    Água potável e saneamento
    Energias renováveis e acessíveis
    Trabalho digno e crescimento económico
    Indústria, inovação e infraestruturas
    Reduzir as desigualdades
    Cidades e comunidades sustentáveis
    Produção e consumo sustentáveis
    Ação climática
    Proteger a vida marinha
    Proteger a vida terrestre
    Paz, justiça et instituições eficazes
    Parcerias para a implementação dos objetivos
  • Oportunidades de intercâmbio cultural e aprendizado

    Oportunidades de intercâmbio cultural e aprendizado

    By working together we can all benefit from the different languages used.
    Ours being primary English but in a Spanish speaking community. There will be many cultures interacting at any one time so learning a bit about cultural habits is always interesting.

    The farm / protected area itself will provide material for discussions and learning on plants, fruit, insects, toads, dart frogs, birds, snakes, tourism etc.

    The sustainable methods that we use have been adopted to suit the environmental conditions and needs of the project and new methods are also being tested to improve our efficiency. The team members will have the opportunity to have first hand experience in applying sustainable methods that can be adapted and used under different circumstances.

    We pride ourselves with the outcome we have due to our approach to the local soil and climate challenges, and can transfer the knowledge gained to our team members.

  • Ajuda


    The list of projects offers opportunities for a number of volunteers to come and apply their skills, and learn other skills in the process.

    Volunteers are required to contribute and develop the specific project that interests them, with the support and guidance of the husband and wife team that manages the farm, as well as, perform general farm tasks to support other projects on the farm.

    Current projects includes-
    * refining the food production cycle,
    * planting more fruit and forest trees,
    * building accommodation units for guests,
    * installing a sewage treatment plant,
    * identifying and marking the trees in the forest as areference in our project Baseline Study,
    * identifying and recording the many animals, frogs, snakes, butterflies, spiders and birds,
    * upgrading the irrigation system, and
    * assist in developing a program which will be used to provide guided tours on the farm and through
    the forest.

    Maintenance of infrastructure and general farm tasks will be shared between team members to enable each member to understand all aspects of the farm / nature reserve.

    It is important for the volunteer to properly articulate what they will be able to contribute towards the successful completion of the projects.
    We do require responsible, willing and capable (physical tasks in difficult conditions) persons to assist with the completion of projects and maintenance tasks.

    Volunteers of minimum 24 years and older, need to be available for a minimum period of 4 weeks as it does take some time to get familiar with the farm and also to do adequate transfer of skills. Shorter periods can be accommodated, but longer stays are preferred.

    It is important to note that the opportunity is for the purpose of learning new skills or transferring your skills while enjoying the tropical jungle and nearby beach. Our expectation is to exchange measurable and value added skills and deliverables.

    A probation period of 5 days will apply before a decision will be made whether the volunteer is a good fit or not.
    Working hours are 25 hours worked over 5 days, with 2 days of spend off the project (no meals on off days) in the nearby town or visiting nearby islands.

  • Idiomas

    Inglês: Fluente
    Espanhol: Iniciante

    Este anfitrião oferece intercâmbio de idiomas
    We want to learn Spanish ....

  • Acomodação


    The current facilities includes -
    * Lodging for up to six people in shared room with shared ablutions fed with hot and cold water,
    * Solar power,
    * Paid for Laundry Service,
    * Free wi-fi for e-mails and messaging, not suitable for video streaming,
    * Shared area for reading or just relaxing in hammocks.

    Three basic (not vegan or vegetarian) nutritious meals will be provided daily by using whatever is produced and harvested on the farm, and will be prepared by the team.
    Drinks and snacks will be for the volunteer's own account. Any special dietary requirements (vegan / vegetarian) needs to be provided by the volunteer. Shops and stores for provisions are 2 kilometers away.
    Volunteers to provide their own toiletries (including toilet paper), medication, working clothes, hats, insect repellent and sunscreen.

  • Algo mais...

    Algo mais...

    The area is safe and within walking distance (3km) of the town and beach.

    A public bus passes the farm gate every hour during daylight hours to offer transport to and from the main towns and public bus routes.

    Spare time can be spent relaxing, chasing waves at the beach or participating in the snorkelling or diving activities in the nearby town. The town also offers opportunities for Yoga, day trips to nearby islands, fishing, organised beach clean-ups, limited shopping, cycling, horse riding, kayaking and a number of restaurants / coffee shops.

    No smoking or pets are allowed on the farm or in the forest.

    Boots, Long-sleeved shirts, denim trousers, Hat, provide their own toiletries (including toilet paper), sunblock, insect repellent and a flashlight are required.

    We do not use any pesticides outside of our living areas so that we do not impact or destroy the fragile ecosystem.

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    • Acesso à internet

    • Acesso à internet limitado

      Acesso à internet limitado

    • Temos mascotes

    • Somos fumantes

    • Pode hospedar famílias

  • Pode hospedar nômades digitais

    Pode hospedar nômades digitais

    WiFi is available and a fiber optic connection can be accessible.

  • Quantos Workawayers pode acomodar?

    Quantos Workawayers pode acomodar?

    Mais de 2

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    Horas previstas

    Maximum 25 hours a week

Essas classificações são opcionais e foram dadas junto com os comentários dos membros.A classificação média deixada por cada opção é exibida.

Precisão do perfil: (4.3)

Intercâmbio cultural: (4.3)

Comunicação: (4.0)

Nº de ref. de anfitrião: 118973489438