Vista Hermosa Farm Project
An educational, hands-on, working model for bio-intensive organic permaculture farming.
What We Need
We are looking for volunteers/interns to work in various aspects of the farm project.
We are also looking for a long-term volunteer who would like the opportunity to be a program director. We can discuss terms for an interested individual. Must have some organic farming experience.
Volunteer/intern work can include:
- Grounds maintenance
- Small building projects (fencing, chicken coops, etc)
- Meal preparation and clean up
- Assisting locals in the development of their own home gardens
- Shopping for supplies
- And much more!
All interns are expected to participate in meal preparation and clean up during meal times.
When & Who
What we Provide
Our healthy meals will consist primarily of ingredients that are grown on the farm.
$280/week is our standard intern fee, but there are other options for those who wish to observe as guests rather than work as interns. Ask if interested. All intern fees will support volunteer and farm expenses. Shorter stays are $50/day
More Services we Offer
There are optional group hikes, games, bonfires, movies, etc.
Horseback riding is available for a fee from our immediate neighbor.
As it is rustic, wi-fi is not yet available; but, we do have a cell phone signal booster and you can get very affordable data with a Costa Rica sim card. We will have CR cell card refills available.
Other Ways to Help
Farming tools, solar panels, irrigation supplies, and farming supplies.
Additional Info about Us
To help direct daily/weekly farm projects and maintenance, direct meal activities, aid volunteers with any problems or issues and help organize social activities.
Our project is designed to create a working model of a bio-intensive, organic, sustainable permaculture farm and to use this model in conjunction with traditional teaching methods (lectures, films, literature) to create a hands-on learning experience. Volunteers/interns will learn how to grow a larger quantity of food per square meter (enough to feed a typical family on an average size suburban lot). Using these methods, we will build and cultivate our own high-quality soil while maintaining a low carbon impact on the environment. In addition, our program will teach methods to help develop a self-sustained and environmentally sound way of living. Our farm will implement these methods and our goal is that it will not only feed a group of volunteers, workers, and directors but that it will also provide additional fresh organic produce to the local community over time. Moreover, we will incorporate other projects such as reforestation, soil erosion prevention, community development, community and environmentally friendly entrepreneurship, and more.