At the moment we are looking for volunteers to help in our vegetable gardens and maintaining the grounds. Driving license is a must.
Since it´s inception 20 years ago the grounds at Moinhos Velhos have been developed following the organic principles of synergistic gardening & permaculture. There are over 40 mature varieties of fruit & nut trees alone. We currently need help on our grounds to assist in new eco-projects, tree & vegetation maintenance & to increase food production yields.
Moinhos Velhos is a holistic health retreat for fasting, detoxification, cleansing and purification of body, mind and spirit for our clients. At the same time we want to maintain our permaculture and conventional vegetable gardens and greenhouse to provide us with a greater yield of organic food.
What we are looking for:
Preferably experienced gardeners to work at our organic and permaculture gardens. Landscape gardening know how is also appreciated. We have preference for wwoofers who can stay with us longer term. We ask all our volunteers to be non smokers and to have a valid driving license. We also prefer people from the age of 21 onwards.
About the work:
As well as our permaculture garden we also have a organic vegetable garden and greenhouse. We need volunteers to sow, plant, harvest, weed and so on. Apart the vegetable gardens, we have several plant gardens to trim, weed, stream and mulch all the time. Our 15ha of forest also keep us busy from time to time, cleaning, chopping wood fire, shredding material for composting, and on and on.
We work six hours a day, five days a week with two days-off.
What we provide:
Your own room, each includes a bed, chair and shelves. We provide all linens and towels.
The bathrooms are shared by all volunteers.
The food is mainly vegetarian and cooking is shared by all volunteers.
We have free Wi-fi. There is one computer for sharing in the living room, but you are welcome to bring your own laptop also.
There is a staff car available for use on your days off.
We speak English, Portuguese and Norwegian.
We tried to keep this post short and informative at the same time. So if there is any information missing, you are very welcome to contact us. You can also have a look on our website.
If you are interested in coming, we will ask you to fill out a short information form.
We are looking forward to meeting you!
The Moinhos Velhos Team
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