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Farm in La Manzanilla, Jalisco, Mexico

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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
Description:
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.

 

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