Great Permaculture & Community Development Project!

Ratings
Overall
9
Impact: 8
Support: 8
Fun: 9
Value: 9
Safety: 10
Review

I was able to spend a week in August/ September 2018 at the beautiful finca which is easily accessible from Cali (Jeep drops you in front of the entrance). Most of my work was focused on developing the finca itself and driving the development towards full self-sufficiency. The tasks included building a second cabin, diggin swales on the steep hill to establish terraces for agriculture, flattening an area for camping/ tent, cleaning out the certain areas from unwanted weeds and helping around the house. I was able to learn a lot about permaculture which was very interesting to me.
Furthermore, I was lucky to take part in additional activities: ecotour to a beautiful waterfall in a nearby national park, spiritual session/ chakra alignment on the finca as well as the local community market which is also part of the BDF project (locals from the mountain area are encouraged to produce and sell their own handcrafted/ artisanal products at this market once per month).
All in all a great project in a beautiful landscape setting that allows you to learn a lot and get involved with hands-on farmwork.

Would you recommend this program?
Yes, I would
Year Completed
2018