Coffee Permaculture


Published:

12/14/2017

Address

10-28 Carrera 8
Chinchiná
Caldas
176020
Colombia

Description

BioProteccion is one of the leading companies in Colombia that produce biological products for getting rid of or preventing insects on cattle or crops. Managing pests with natural methods is BioProteccion’s vital contribution to Colombia’s growing permaculture movement in efforts to not only produce healthier organic coffee products for the consumer but also to help in providing a healthier and safer work environment for the coffee farm worker.


Permaculture is a global grassroots movement that builds healthy environments, regenerates the land and empowers communities. It is a sustainable design approach that mimics patterns in nature to create regenerative edible ecosystems. It applies natural design principles to create resilient systems – providing food, water, shelter, and energy needs while building ecology, community, and economy.


Permaculture is an interdisciplinary framework which uses both modern and traditional technologies and focuses on the synergistic relationships between different approaches to find creative solutions through collaboration rather than competition. In contrast to monoculture farming, permaculturists cultivate perennial-focused multi-layered polycultures of crops that provide ecological services to each other to create biodiverse, climate-resilient and marketable food forests.


During In this rotation you will learn by doing; have experience how Colombian farmers work on the farms by participating in the daily chores such as caring for the crops, animals, and grounds. In doing so, you can learn a variety of techniques employed 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. Principle regional crops include Coffee, Cacao, Bananas, Avocado, and citrus. But you will be exposed to many other unique Colombian fruits and vegetables. Colombia is home to 10% of the world’s biodiversity. 

Benefits

Language/Cultural Support Available

We welcome

Groups

International Volunteers

How To Apply

volunteer@mingahouse.org

http://www.mingahouse.org/volunteering-options.html

To start, please fill out the following application form

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeEEm4bEXL-PFG3HoznOQmrAKug7AJwrjk2_qv3HNYrYREFmA/viewform


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