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Vinto - Cochabamba
All Year: Jan-Dec
Area (ha): 2
Persons: 4
Category: Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 19049
Country: Bolivia

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Last Updated: August 18, 2019

Ours is a small property of around 2 has extension of arable land, at the moment the largest part is used for animal forages (mainly corn and alfalfa). In a smaller part, we are implementing organic vegetables, herbs and other crops. Some years ago we established a fruit orchard (apples and peaches), which we are currently trying to diversify. We hope this can be our main activity in the future. We also built two small
greenhouses where we plant mainly tomatoes and lettuce, also diversifying now.
There are a lot of problems to solve, mainly insects and birds' attacks, too much sun and water shortage. We are working on solutions one by one (nets, barriers, shadow plants, water reservoirs).
All kind of help is welcome, although we need mostly people with some experience in growing organic products on a small scale, establishing irrigation systems that save water, fighting pests with natural methods that won't damage the environment. Persons with little or no experience are welcome to help in weeding, harvesting, cleaning and doing all kind of maintenance jobs around the farm (fencing, roads and paths, painting, mowing, constructing barriers, etc).
The property is at a 3km distance from the nearest village, but small shops are on the roads nearby. Volunteers will share a room outside the owners house, and can use a small kitchen/diner to prepare the food that is provided by the owner.
If you want to come, it would be best if you speak at least some Spanish and/or are eager to improve it!

Note: I am almost always happy, even very happy with my volunteers, but do not write reviews. It is just that everyone has such different talents and qualifications! If anyone wants information regarding a specific volunteer, please write to my e-mail.To those volunteers who wrote a host review, thanks anyway!!!!!!

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