FARMING EXPERIENCE 2018
Open all year, starting on Mondays, every week, participation fee 280,00€ per week. Culture week mandatory: 280 € to start the project
- Code : G/CHL/FE2018
- Dispo : 5M / 5F (Total Part 10)
- Langue du Projet : ENG / ENG
- Age : 18 - 98
The Green Lion
In this program, you will work alongside local farmers and help them with their daily routine. Your tasks might include planting and watering the crops, cleaning the farm, picking fruits and vegetables depending on what is needed at the time. Many farms have a wide variety crops, and several projects ongoing at any time, so be ready and willing to get your hands dirty! In Coihueco, for example, they grow fruits like strawberries, raspberries, plums, apples, and vegetables like tomatoes, lettuce and cabbage. Others may focus on crops like potatoes, corn or flowers. Most villagers in this region of Chile have devoted their lives to farming, as it is a practice which has been passed down from generation to generation. Local villagers have learned to sustain themselves and even thrive, by living off the land, eating from what they have grown and supplementing with other basic items.
About the Accommodation Your new home will be in a dormitory at a local school in Coihueco, central Chile. The accommodation has a communal area where you can eat, relax, meet fellow participants and use the free Wifi. Food Arrangements All the meals served inside the accommodation will be typically Chilean, including rice dishes, potatoes, beans, meat, sandwiches and vegetables. Water, coffee and tea are available all day long.
You will be located in the outskirts of Coihueco, an interesting town 400 km South of Chile’s capital, Santiago. Coihueco is both a Chilean commune, and a city, in Ñuble Province, Biobío Region. The commune borders Argentina on the east and the provincial capital, Chillán, on the west. Coihueco is known for their wood carvings and loom weaving, as well as their Festival of Creole Roots, which revives many folkloric traditions!
Modest clothing for farm work