Sustainable Farming & Urban Agriculture in Galapagos

Location: Ecuador: Galapagos Islands

Term: Academic Year, Throughout the year, May Term, Spring Break, Trimester, Winter, Summer, Fall, Spring

Program Duration: Summer, Alternative Spring Break, 9-12 Weeks, 7-12 Months, 5-8 Weeks, 3-6 Months, 2-4 Weeks

Dates: 2020,2021,2022,Year Round

https://www.ioi.ngo/covid19-response

2103 Coral Way Suite 202 Miami, FL 33145 United States

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Phone: +17867099885

Description

The farms of Isabela Island are working in greenhouses to optimize production all year round in a sustainable and environmentally friendly way. The highland town of Tomás de Berlanga is about 10 miles uphill from the coastal part of town, where IOI headquarters, your accommodations, social life, and the beach are located. Located on the side of Volcano Sierra Negra, the highlands are fertile, lush lands with rich volcanic soil - perfect for agriculture!

Volunteers will learn local techniques for sustainable tropical agriculture and will help to create food sovereignty, lower the carbon footprint of island life, lower waste from shipping materials, lowers cost to local consumers, increase local income, and increase the nutritional content of the food available in Isabela.

Requirements for this program are:
- Intermediate level of Spanish in order to communicate with fellow workers
- Genuine passion for the outdoors and conservation of nature
- Physical ability to work construction and gardening type jobs outdoors with potential allergens, sun and temperature exposure
- Ability to work independently as well as in a team
- Basic knowledge of non-motorized tools and their safe usage

Intern Types
  • Horticulture
  • Education
Languages Used as a Medium of Teaching
  • Spanish

Cost in US$:

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Cost Includes:

Cost Include Description:

Food, full room and board, permits, visas, local coordination and training at the respective facility, local transport, full access to our facilities, etc.—everything minus personal expenses and your airfare to Galapagos

Credit Available

no

Volunteer Types
  • Nutrition
  • Education
  • Community Development
  • Conservation
  • Agriculture
This Program is open to

Worldwide Participant.

Typical Living Arrangements
  • Home-stays
  • Guest House

Application Process Involves
  • Online Application
  • Resume
Typically The Application Process Time is
2 days
Year Founded

2006

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