chuey chu wrote:I'm looking to volunteer at a Peruvian Permaculture institution for free, does anybody know any resources?
I am currently in the Peruvian Amazon. I will be beginning a project in the next year between Tarapoto and Yurimaguas. We would love to open up the experience to volunteers once we are up and running. In the meantime you could try contacting our friends at Eco-Ola (eco-ola.com). They have a great project up and running over three years now and they take on volunteers often. PM me if you want to stay in contact.
I appreciate the response and the offer however the low amazon is too hot for my taste. I've already lived in iquitos for 3 months and it was just unbearably hot. I am actually thinking about going to the central selva in the high jungle around oxapampa their is a non profit that is promoting organic agriculture as well as reforestation and eco tourism, they work with orphans, single mothers and people living in poverty in and around the community and they need volunteers to help expand and better their service. I'm looking to voluteer at a place that would also like to help out this non profit. They own 700 hectares and it is located right next to one of peru's largest and most protected park reserves, Yanachaga Chemillen.
I hear Tarapoto is known for their coconuts, at what elevation will your land be located?
I will pm you my email so we can stay in contact I have a couple permaculture resources for networking purposes.
There will be plenty of time to discuss your objections when and if you return. The cargo is this tiny ad: