Manage an organic farm that serves as a model for others in the region.
Main activities of this projects include:
preparation of soil
planting and harvesting crops
hosting groups for ecotourism activities
The volunteer is expected to :
feed the chickens and harvest their eggs
milk the cows
weed the beds
make new beds for new plants including soil management
work in the tree nursery
clean different living and work areas
help out with reforestation
Volunteer requirements / Skills
The volunteer should:
like to do manual work outdoors
have a strong desire to learn
be flexible on having a vegetarian diet
be comfortable living in a quiet, rural area with minimal internet connection.
The volunteer’s key characteristic should be enthusiasm.
The farm is located In Tabacundo, about 1.5 hours from Quito. The farm of 20 hectares boasts panoramic views of the Andes. The farm is a small community of 2 families, and is located above the main community of around 40 families. It is well connected with frequent buses to Quito.
Hosting Situation (Board and Lodging)
The volunteer will live in the volunteer house on the organic farm property with other volunteers. Household duties, including cooking, are shared. Most food comes directly from the farm (vegetarian).
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