Sustainable Internships

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Program Description

Background of the Organization:
With stunning views of El Valle de General and Costa Rica’s tallest mountain, Mount Chirripo, La Gran Vista Agricultural Ecological Farm is well deserving of its name “The Great View”. It is situated in the rural county of Perez Zeledon, three hours south of San Jose, the capital of Costa Rica, in an area of outstanding natural beauty. Protected forests, sublime beaches, and fabulous waterfalls can be found nearby. Finca La Gran Vista was established on January 16, 2001 as a non-profit project. It has the aim of spreading awareness of environmentally sustainable agricultural methods to other farmers in the region. It is intended to provide an example for other farms on how the following practices can be employed successfully:
• Organic farming.
• Soil regeneration and conservation.
• Natural herbicides.
• Natural pesticides.
• Enhancement of the natural environment.
• Worm composting.
• Medicinal herbs.
• Reforestation methods and seed saving.
• Biogas Producction
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Qualifications

Permission of the Internship Coordinator.
Do some hours work for the Project.
To pay a Internship fee we keep on the Project in advance.
To bring the material participants need.
Stay on the project from Monday to Friday.
To provide the Transportation Cost in case we need to visit farmers around.

Internship Types

Agricultural Sciences

What`s Included

Including food ( 3 meals a day ), accommodation, laundry, wi fi , hot water and some tools.

Program Locations

San Isidro de El General, Costa Rica

Gateshead, Costa Rica

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Program Details

Provider:
Donald
Locations:
  • Costa Rica: San Isidro de El General
  • Costa Rica: Gateshead
Language:
English
Term:
Summer
Duration:
Customizable
Participants:
American, Asian, Australian, Canadian, European, South African, Worldwide
Cost:
$60 per day

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