WWOOF Latin America

volunteering on organic farms

WWOOF Independents

Sorry, we are no longer offering a free WWOOF Independents membership with purchase of memberships of other WWOOF Lat Am countries.

For viewing and contacting host farms in Nicaragua, Honduras, French Guiana, Guyana Paraguay, Suriname, El Salvador, Peru, Bolivia and Uruguay, please go to: wwoofindependents.org

If you are interested in adding a host farm located in any of the aforementioned countries, please complete the application on: https://wwoofindependents.wordpress.com/

 

WHAT IS WWOOF Latin America?

WWOOF Latin America is an information service linking volunteers with organic farms in Latin America. 


Farms listed WWOOF Latin America are part of a world-wide effort to promote the concept of organic farming, sustainable agriculture and responsible consumer habits. As part of this effort, host farms offer WWOOF members the opportunity to learn by doing. Listed farms will host WWOOF members free of charge. As a guest in a WWOOF farm your learning experience is based on you participating in the daily chores of running the farm. In doing so, you can learn a variety of techniques employed by member farms including organic farming, Permaculture and Biodynamics. In addition to learning about organic farming, you can also learn about the local ecology and culture while getting to meet fun and interesting people.

Your daily chores at member farms may include harvesting, preparing soil for planting, milking, cleaning pens, digging trenches, maintaining fences and such; and generally involve about 5 to 7 hours per day, 5 to 6 days per week. Each farm has its own chores, rules and schedules. You, the volunteer, are fully and completely responsible for planning and executing your volunteer experience. You are responsible for your own safety and well being and for vetting the farm at which you intend to volunteer.

HOW DO I JOIN?

To WWOOF/volunteer in a Latin American country, you need to purchase a membership of the WWOOF organization of each country you plan to visit.   Once you are a member, you will have access to the country's host farm list and you will be able to contact each farm directly to arrange your visit. 

Become a member! Step 1 - Create a PERSONAL profile by clicking on SIGN IN using your email and creating a password. Step 2 - Purchase a membership (payments can take up to 4 days to be processed). 3- Once your personal profile is approved, log in (using you email and password) and click on VIEW FARMS to contact the farms and plan your visit.

WWOOF Mexico and WWOOF Costa Rica require you to create a profile on their WWOOF Websites. 

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?

ONE YEAR MEMBERSHIP COSTS: Belize is $5, Guatemala $4, Mexico $20, Costa Rica $16, Colombia $18, Ecuador $10, Venezuela $10, Brasil $38, Argentina $30, Chile $40 (all in US Dlls). In addition to your payment, you must create a personal profile on WWOOF Costa Rica (for Costa Rica membership), WWOOF Mexico (for Mexico membership) and WWOOF Latin America (for all other Lat Am countries). Use the same email for payment and profile.

WWOOF organizations in Latin America are affiliated to the Federation of WWOOF Organisations (FoWO) and WWOOF International Association (www.wwoof.net  and www.wwoofinternational.org). Both organisations promote environmentally friendly farming and consumer habits by helping bridge the gap between consumers and environmentally-responsible farmers.

 

Questions? On the top of the page, there are several links. Click the one that says "Questions?"

Even more questions? write to wwoofmail@yahoo.com

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DO YOU NEED MONEY TO FINANCE YOUR VOLUNTEERING EXPERIENCE?

Click on the  "get funding" link on the black menu bar at the top of this page for more information.

FARM NEEDS WWOOFERS!

Finca Sagrada.

Walter and Susan Moora.

 Vilcabamba, Loja Province. Ecuador.

Website. fincasagrada.com

Email. waltermoora@gmail.com

We are located in a beautiful valley in the mountains of southern Ecuador that has spring-like weather all year. Although we own a mountain, most of our activity takes place on our 12 acres (five hectares) of rolling pastures, a food forest, a greenhouse, many gardens and several gathering centers, not to mention the stream and river that border us.  We farm biodynamically and also follow permaculture practices.  We operate on higher principles of appreciation, honesty, problem-solving  and gratitude.  We are close to the Equator and, at 4,500 feet, our weather is very comfortable.

We are very diversified and have cows, goats, burros, chickens and bees . The burros are particularly loving.  We have a traditional food forest with avocados, bananas, papaya, mandarins, lemons, passion fruits and coffee. We also have numerous gardens where we grow both traditional and temperate vegetables, some in our greenhouse.  Our aim is to be self-sufficient and we do sometimes sell our surplus production in Vilcabamba. 

The owners are Walter and Susan Davis Moora.  Walter has farmed biodynamically for more than forty years on four continents and has written a book about this, A Farmer’s Love available on Amazon.  Susan has manifested more than forty innovation networks in sustainability in forty years (social investing, solar, organics, local living economies, consciousness, women’s empowerment, etc.)   Her book, The Trojan Horse of Love, is offered free at (link).  Our Ecuadorian partners are Cristian Ojeda, who is bilingual and loves herbs, and Jose Calva, who is president of the Palta Tribe and has many years of local farm experience.  The Palta were the original inhabitants of our sacred Valley, Chirusco Valley.

Between us we have many years of experience in working with volunteers and enjoy working with and teaching you about farming,  gardening and your life paths.   Walter teaches animal care, biodynamics, growing vegetables, pasture management, architecturally-interesting building and collaborative living.  Susan teaches how to discern and manifest your life destiny path, how to dramatically empower your intuition, how to deal with tragedies and how to stay centered in joy.

Our farm lies in a valley that is a sacred site or power point for Earth. We work with several indigenous groups and part of our work is to reopen and guard these sacred site with reverence.   

A key gift at Finca Sagrada is access to the storied village of Vilcabamba, Ecuador, with 4,000 locals and 1,500 foreigners from around the world who are expert healers and environmental leaders.  The village has been proven to have some of the cleanest water, air and soil in the world and, more important, to have healthy relationships between foreigners and locals.

We expect volunteers to work five hours per day with weekends of.  Work can include all aspects of gardening and farming and also shared preparation of meals. We try to create a community atmosphere and all meals are shared.

Housing can be either in our house or in our adobe cabin or army style tents on platforms.  Our house and cabin have solar power but the tents do not.

We ask that volunteers who apply will stay two weeks or more.

We supply all the food and accommodation.

Please visit our website fincasagrada.com and watch the two videos.

 

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