Conservacion Patagonica IDIOMA: ESPAÑOL

Organic Garden Volunteer Program

Applications are closed until next season. Please check again in March 2019. The garden is open to visitors Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.. You are welcome to visit.

The bio-intensive vegetable garden of the future Patagonia National Park aims to supply fresh food to workers and visitors of the Park, demonstrating that inspired by nature, it is possible to practice productive, sustainable and economically efficient agriculture. We work inspired by methods of bio intensive agriculture such as "maraîchage," permaculture and regenerative agriculture. Every week of the season, we deliver shares to families and also to park rangers when possible.

Each season is carefully planned, either to meet local consumption needs or to maintain the natural balance within the garden. We manufacture our own compost to enrich the soil. We record all the work we do, and also everything we harvest, generating useful public access information.

Your participation will allow the people who work and visit the park to have access to fresh food of the highest quality, produced in a beautiful place that respects nature. It is a dream that we are building year after year.

The work in the garden is very diverse, but sometimes there are tasks that take more than a day and can be monotonous. Preparing the soil is a very energy demanding job. Harvesting, transplanting and weeding requires being squatted for several hours a day, if you have back problems this job is not for you. We try to alternate hard work with lighter jobs such as preparing seedlings, watering, harvesting vegetables and flowers.

Volunteers must be prepared to spend their entire stay at the West Winds campsite, which is a 30 minute walk from the garden, so you should have a good sleeping bag (at least -9 ° C), a mat and a tent. The campsite has baths and showers with hot water (solar powered) and some covered shelters.

2018-2019 Sessions

30-Day Program:

  • AUGUST 3 - AUGUST 31, 2018
  • AUGUST 31 - SEPTEMBER 28, 2018
  • SEPTEMBER 28, 2018 - OCTOBER 26, 2018
  • OCTOBER 26, 2018 - NOVEMBER 23, 2018
  • NOVEMBER 23 - DECEMBER 21, 2018
  • DECEMBER 21, 2018 - JANUARY 18, 2019
  • JANUARY 18 - FEBRUARY 15 , 2019
  • FEBRUARY 15 - MARCH 8, 2019
  • MARCH 8 - APRIL 5, 2019

60 Day Program:

  • AUGUST 3 - SEPTEMBER 28, 2018
  • AUGUST 31 - OCTOBER 26, 2018
  • SEPTEMBER 28 - NOVEMBER 23, 2018
  • OCTOBER 26 - DECEMBER 21, 2018
  • NOVEMBER 23, 2018 - JANUARY 18, 2019
  • DECEMBER 21, 2018 - FEBRUARY 15, 2019
  • JANUARY 18 - MARCH 8, 2019

The cost of the program is $ 25USD per day for the 30 day program and $20USD per day for the 60 day program. The 30 day program has a cost of $ 750USD and the 60 day program $ 1200USD. Chileans have access to a scholarship of between 30% and 70%, depending on the needs of each and our ability to grant it.

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