Chestnut Blueberry Permaculture Haven

Chestnut trees are amazing. They provide a tasty and nutritious food that is much like a grain, being low in fat. Unlike so many big ag crops that deplete the soil and require a large carbon input, chestnut trees build up soil, don't require tilling, and provide ecosystems for animals, fungi, and other plants. They suck up CO2 from the air. Their byproduct is firewood--renewable energy. On our farm and at a nearby monastery, we take data on thousands of trees with genetics from all over the world and crossbreed them to be better and better. We firmly believe that we are doing something wonderful for the world and humanity, and are in an exciting time when we're learning how to make it work and how to live sustainably. We are also constantly doing other projects for fun and sustenance.

I live on the farm with my 3 boys. Louis is 7 and Ben and Roger are 4 year-old identical twins. They love to help. We have 2 awesome dogs that roam free. My life's goal is to make the universe a better place, and I think that our approach to farming and growing chestnut trees is a great way to do it. We're trying to be ever more self-sufficient and off-grid, producing what we need. I love to teach and learn, and I'm happy to host others and hopefully send them away with skills, knowledge, and thoughts that they can use to make the universe a better place too, and also gain from their presence. We are very grateful and honored that volunteers want to come here, and treat them with respect and gratitude.


Avaliações

4.5
3 avaliações3

Anfitrião & Equipe

4.5

Horas & Atividades

4.5

Hostel

4.0

Aprendizado & Diversão

4.5

Chile

5

Es mi primera experiencia con Worldpackers y me encantó!! Estuve viviendo un mes y medio con Martín y es una persona muy atenta y acogedora. Está preocupado de tus necesidades y te abre las puertas de su casa!
Respecto al trabajo, yo fui en tiempo de cosecha de castañas por lo cual esa era mi labor diaria, una cubeta por día! Cuando terminó el tiempo de castañas las tareas eran como del día a día de la granja, limpiar, ordenar, jugar con los niños (tiene tres hijos), entre otras.
Yo lo recomiendo, ya que son tres horas de trabajo al día y lo otro libre para ti.

7 meses atrás

Chile

5

El lugar es hermoso, muchos animales y las noches estrelladas. Se tienen que sacar castañas, manzanas, reparar cosas, reciclaje… etc, todo coordinado con Martín.
Hay mucho trabajo de piernas, pero en realidad todo es muy sencillo.
La gente es muy simpática y tratan de hacerte “parte de”.

7 meses atrás

Equador

4

This blueberry/chestnut farm is a good introduction if you’d like to learn about seasonal blueberry and chestnut production. There are a few things that may need to be clarified and talked with the host Martin upon arrival. I would recommend this farm for couples. Bear in mind, cleaning needs to be done regarding your accomodation/kitchen upon arrival. There are 3 kids and 2 dogs living at the house in the property. Volunteers stay at the barn in different campers or the 1 rustic room upstairs the barn. Communication and transparency could have been better. Best sunrise/sunsets & BLUEBERRIES

10 meses atrás


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