Volunteer with La Gran Vista Agroecological Farm

La Gran Vista Agroecological Farm

Repunta Daniel Flores, Costa Rica, Central America

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.

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 a 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.

Our Activities

What We Need

- 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
- Cultivation of the Californian Red Worm for the enrichment of organic fertilizers;
- 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);

All year round.
At least one week.

What We Provide


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

Important Info

Suitable For


Minimum Stay

Any period of time

Staff Size

Up to 5 people


The volunteers are paying $45.

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Your Contact Person

Donald Villalobos
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.

Volunteer Information Package

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