Host ID: MEX0095
IF YOU WISH TO WWOOF AT THIS FARM, CLICK THIS LINK TO CONTACT THE FARM ADMINISTRATOR: http://www.wwoofmexico.org/profile/RogelioMandujano
Name: Farm in Lechuguillas, Veracruz
Latest Activity: Mar 9
We have vacancy for WWOOFers from APRIL 15th 2015 onwards.
Rancho Alegre Mandumed is a farm based on the idea of preserving the environment by recycling everything that is wasted during the farm's processes. We are always open to new ideas and sharing knowledge. We are one kilometer away from the beach in the north-central state of Veracruz (Golf of Mexico), near a turtle nesting camp.
The farm started in 1997 in a 3.7 hectare piece of land that was used as pasture for cattle. Today, the farm has a 2 hectare lychee forest, 8 vermicompost modules, a 400 sq.mts. vegetable garden, and a home for more than 20 sheep and 100 hens. In addition, the farm has 60 tropical fruit trees spread around the property.
We work with permacultural, agroecological, sutainable principles. Every process in this farm has been certified by BIOAGRICERT.
Working hours are form 7am to 2pm MONDAY to SATURDAY , taking one hour break for brunch from 10 to 11am. There are permanent workers at the farm from Monday to Saturday including a young couple, the founder of this project's sons and his partner. Their names are Rogelio and Nievska.
The farm is open for people who enjoy seeding, harvesting, animal feeding, landscaping, building with earth. In other words, we receive people who like working to maintain the farm in a good producing state. It is open year round.
The farm has 3 bamboo cabins, which WWOOFers could share if it is needed. Each cabin has 4 beds. Cabins complex has bathrooms, 4 for women and 4 for men. There is a nice bamboo "Palapa", with a kitchen available for you to use including an adobe oven. Cabins are suit to availabity depending on farm guests, this is not as often as we wish it would be...but if needed, we would ask you to move to other premises of the farm for somedays. Clothes can be washed by hand or washing mashine depending on availabity. There is a well in the property to supply the farm's water needs. There is electricity and internet (outside hall of the main house).
The farm produces eggs, fruits, vegetables, and chicken. The production depends on the weather, the seed availability in the region, as well as labor. Cereals and other goods can be bought at the nearest town, Carranza, 2 kms away. The farm provides everyday food for the WWOOFers, but if anyone would like a special treat you can always get it at the nearest town.