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Permaculture & Biodynamic Farm Ecuador



This is an excellent way to extend your learning regarding Permaculture, Biodynamic Method (R. Steiner) and to embody principles of sustainability, and to deepen your relationship with the forces of nature. The letter of recommendation following these internships can further job opportunities in many arenas. Volunteers and interns will fine tune […]

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Dates of program:
Year round

Duration of program:
2 weeks minimum for volunteers, 3 weeks minimum for interns

Age requirement:
Adults of both sexes 21+

Volunteers receive a free camping space and three meals per day, Monday to Friday. A US$25 donation towards food costs is appreciated but is optional. Volunteers prepare their own meals at the weekends. An outdoor kitchen is provided for you to cook. Internships cost US$350 per month which includes accommodation, meals and training. Interns receive much more personal mentoring plus weekly one-on-one coaching sessions.

Other information:
Vilcabamba is a haven of consciousness activities such as Ecstatic Dance, Kirtan, Taizai singing, yoga & meditation. There are many Permaculture and Biodynamic farms here. We are a short distance from enormous Podocarpus Park, and there are many additional hiking and horseback riding destinations. Vilcabamba is home to a vibrant international community representing more than 60 countries, which keeps things very interesting.


Permaculture Paradise
"After deciding to give up my job in the UK to pursue an education in Permaculture full time, I came across this project on the Volunteer Latin America website. I spent 3 months with Zia and Roshni volunteering and at the end of those 3 months I completed their Permaculture design course. Having come from different climatic regions themselves their plant knowledge is vast and both remain to be two of the best teachers and story tellers I have encountered in my many years of travel. This is a wonderful place to visit to learn about plants, plant medicines, Permaculture techniques, gardening, farm to market, seed saving...the list is endless! Zia & Roshni are two of the most loving and wise people I have had the pleasure of spending time with on a journey that has lasted over a year now, they were there at the beginning and provided me with the foundations for all the work I continue to do on Permaculture projects around the world. I would recommend a visit to anyone, I know other volunteers have returned and one day I very much hope to return too!"- Fran Burton

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