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Ocho Rios
All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 2.5
Persons: 4
Category: Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 7392
Country: Jamaica

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Last Updated: July 3, 2018

Our permaculture farm is a 5 acres farmstay only 10 minutes drive from Ocho Rios, Jamaica. We grow organic vegetables and fruits, raise chickens for egg production and have few rabbits to help us produce vermi-compost. We are now in the process of developing an agro-tourism project and would need the following:

Someone knowledgeable or interested in learning about permaculture to work with us on the implementation of a community project involving the area of Fern Gully. The tasks will include demonstration and teaching of permaculture techniques with the use of chicken tractors, vermicompost, rabbit, goat husbandry, use of cover crops, composting and production of bio-fertilizers, home made pesticides etc..So you will be learning and teaching at the same time while you practice.
We will also have a natural building component.

Cottage industries will also be developed such as cheese making, fermented beverages and healthy snacks.

If you like people, children, a healthy lifestyle and learning... this is your chance.

An important composent of our projection This Summer program will Also include school garden workshops.
We are also in the process of fine tuning the landscaping and beautification of the place so if you have a knack for this, we need you. As long as the projects respect the principles of permaculture, we are open to your ideas.

Our exchange program is as follow:
In exchange of 4 hours of work per day, we will provide comfortable accommodation. We are asking each volunteer to contribute $10/day to go towards utilities and food cost for 3 meals per day.

Easy and cheap public transportation to Ocho Rios, town and beach. Actually, our volunteers favourite excursion (Blue Hole waterfalls) is only 20 minutes from the farm and easy access with local taxis. See picture attached. We encourage you to take the weekend off and visit the Island, while our chef is off on weekends ...

We speak English, French and some Spanish too. We have good private and comfortable accommodation. Local and foreigners participation are welcomed.

Join us for a real Jamaican experience, on the beautiful North Coast.
We take a maximum of 4 volunteers at a time.

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