Unearth the World (UTW) has partnered with an educational organic farm that uses permaculture design and agroforestry to support the rural economy and environment on the Isle of Ometepe in Nicaragua.
The project’s goal is to promote food security locally and regionally. The farm’s robust volunteer program offers travelers experience-based learning that ties living in an ecologically and socially sound way with working alongside communities. Volunteers carry out a variety of tasks on the farm according to current needs.
The type of work depends on the season and the particular needs of the farm, but may consist of planting trees, harvesting fruit/vegetables, working on the garden or in the nursery, building terraces, digging swales, weeding, animal husbandry, organic fertilizing and pest control, building raised beds or watering plants and natural building projects. Longer-term volunteers can get involved in the ongoing advancement of larger projects.
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> 1 week: $22/night
1 – 2 weeks: $20/night
2 – 4 weeks: $18/night
1 month: $440
Fees include three meals a day, seven days a week for all volunteers, (except dinner on Saturdays when the kitchen is closed and volunteers go out to eat out in the local community).
The salary of the Nicaraguan workers with whom you interact daily.
The cost of maintenance of the program e.g. new beds, plates, cups, utensils, building upkeep, solar energy system maintenance, etc.
Projects led by the interns.