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All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 4
Persons: up to 6
Category: Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 12934
Country: Dominican Republic

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Last Updated: May 26, 2016

At Taino Farms, we focus on using alternative methods of growing food. Our main objective is to keep a closed loop system where all the nutrient needs of the food that we produce can be found on our site, or at least on the island. We have been focusing on nutrient dense food production and creating an overarching design for the whole farm. The site was originally a large cow pasture when we began planting fruit trees on it in 2005. Since then we have turned what used to be a barren patch of invasive grass into a small oasis pact with rare fruit trees, natural jungle, water systems for retaining runoff, bees, a forest of food, and annual garden beds that provide us with daily salads. We have big dreams for the future too! From a stilted huts in the jungle, to aquaponics systems, to permaculture design ideas like a herb spiral and food forests.

All of our interns live at the farm so it's a interesting and fun community. You will also be living in a Dominican community working alongside the local, Spanish-speaking staff. It is a great way to learn about Dominican culture and improve your Spanish!

At this time we are focusing on our internship program and not able to accept people on a work exchange. The project is forever growing and evolving with the changing season, please see the site and Facebook page for current activity and openings for help exchanges, jobs and Internships.

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