Volunteer with La Gran Vista Agroecological Farm

La Gran Vista Agroecological Farm

Repunta Daniel Flores, Costa Rica, Central America
Agriculture
Animals
Education
Environment
Development

Who we are

Background of the Organization:

Finca La Gran Vista was established on January 16, 2001, as a non-profit project with the aim of spreading awareness of environmentally sustainable agricultural methods to other farmers in the region. It is intended to provide an example for other farms .

General
Agriculture Work
Animal Care
Web Work
Conservation Work
Construction
Teaching

Soil conservation measures (construction of terraces, planting of soil-binding grasses);
Pasture rehabilitation and fence construction;
Vegetable cultivation in raised beds;
Treatment of structural wood in the farm buildings to protect from termites;
Construction and subsequent maintenance of greenhouses;
Planting of fruit-bearing trees;
Reforestation of trees native to the area;
Sharing of ideas with visiting local farmers;
Sharing of ideas with visiting local children and foreign students on ecological school tours;
Managing free-range poultry;
Cultivation of the Californian Red Worm for the enrichment of organic fertilizers;
Showing visitors the multiple uses that certain plants have, as treatment for both human health and plant welfare;
Fabrication of composts using materials grown on the farm
Involving the volunteers in activities that allow for a greater appreciation of Costa Rican culture

Year round

One week.


We provide: Accommodation, 3 meals a day, laundry, hot water and wi fi.


Accommodation

Meals


The manager of the project, Donald Villalobos, is an agricultural engineer who has worked with the Ministry of Agriculture for over 36 years and has seen first hand how traditional farming practices have contributed to habitat degradation in Costa Rica. To bring about change in the way agriculture is practiced, it must be demonstrated to the farmers that the new practices are superior to those currently in use.


Up to 5 people

The volunteers are paying $45



Cultivation of the Californian Red Worm for the enrichment of organic fertilizers;
Showing visitors the multiple uses that certain plants have, as treatment for both human health and plant welfare;
Fabrication of composts using materials grown on the farm;
Participation with the volunteers in different developmental activities within the community, such as the refurbishment of infrastructure (school, church, road, Gran Vista living area, etc)
Involving the volunteers in activities that allow for a greater appreciation of Costa Rican culture



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Name: Ing. Donald Villalobos, Finca la Gran Vista Tel: (506) 8924 89 83 Email: lagranvista@hotmail.com or lagranvistacr@yahoo.com Web Site: http://www.lagranvista.com/ Address: El Peje de Repunta de Pérez Zeledón, 300 metros Sur de la Escuela, Costa Rica, Central América., Repunta Daniel Flores, Costa Rica.

Costa Rica

http://www.lagranvista.com


Your Contact Person - Donald Villalobos

: (506) 89248983

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