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Farm in La Manzanilla, Jalisco, Mexico


Farm in La Manzanilla, Jalisco, Mexico

Farm: Tierralegre La Manzanilla
Manager: Peter Earley (Volunteer Coordinator)
Email: pjearley@hotmail.com
Phone: 12506753247 (Canada)
Languages: Spanish, English
address: No. 49 A María Asunción, La Huerta, 48898 La Manzanilla, Jal, Mexico
The Tierralegre farm is an environmental and sustainable agriculture youth education program in La Manzanilla, Jalisco, Mexico. The project involves local secondary students (13-16 years old) in growing, maintaining, and using local produce. The farm is about 2 hectares, and has been operating since 2012. It has shaded and open growing areas, as well as an irrigation system. It pratices organic farming techniques without chemical fertilizers or pesticides/herbicides.
9- Main crops and/or livestock: Vegetables, herbs (mostly greens)
10- Farm active during (which months or seasons): Year-round
11- Work needed from WWOOFers: (specific activities they might participate in): Working with the students to help with improving soil conditions, weeding, planting, and harvesting. The produce is sold by the students in the weekly market in town; proceeds go to maintaining the program.

12- Hours per day: 6
13- Days per week: Minimum 3
14- Description of lodging: (how and where will WWOOFers sleep and get cleaned up): Volunteers will be able to use the kitchen facilities (sink, stove, and fridge) at the farm, and the site has a composting toilet and shower facilities. There is a covered sleeping area, however, a tent and sleeping pad are needed.
15- Description of meals provided: (type of food, how and when is it served or provided): Groceries for breakfasts and lunch will be provided; Dinners will be provided through vouchers to nearby restaurants.
16-Rules and restrictions:
17-Special requirements:
18- Min. and max. length of stay -- Ideally two month stays are desired; shorter stays can be negotiated however.
19- Note to WWOOFers: (Additional information, weather conditions, things to bring, information about area, etc.) --- The farm is a five-minute walk from Tenacatita Bay, with swimming, kayaking, and surfing nearby on the 11-km long beach. La Manzanilla is also home to a mangrove swamp ecological reserve, with crocodiles and many bird species. The town of about 1500 people is a tourist attraction and there are many restaurants and small shops.


Name: Farm in La Manzanilla, Jal, Mexico
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Comment by LaRae Godoy on September 29, 2017 at 11:12am

Hola Peter,

Hope this message reaches you in a good place on the farm. I am spending 4.5 months in Mexico this year visiting family first in Barra and then looking for a community to join in Jan/Feb on a farm for at least 3 weeks. I work well outdoors in dirt, with animals and people. I have had a compost at one time and thoroughly enjoyed it. I would love to know if you need any volunteers at the top of 2018. Looking forward to hearing about your farm and it's needs. Also my Spanish is very basic but I am hoping the 2 months with family first will spruce it up. 

Email: laraegodoy@yahoo.com

Phone +01 (626) 614-6780



Comment by Miguel Huerta on November 1, 2017 at 10:16am

Hola equipo de Tierralegre,

Estaré en Jalisco y Colima en los primeros meses del nuevo año y estoy muy interesado en su programa. Soy una trabajador social y tengo 10 años de experiencia en educación y programas de desarrollo juvenil.

Este año, estoy comenzando un viaje de descubrimiento personal y profesional. Espero poder descubrir la siguiente etapa de mi carrera. Sería un gran honor trabajar con su comunidad para Enero y Febrero. Tengo varias habilidades relevantes pero más importante: quiero aprender.




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