Start Dates: Project is ongoing, and you can join at any time, depending upon availability
Cost: $400 for the 1st week + $250 for each additional week (2 month minimum is recommended)
Fee Includes: all food, accommodation, pre-departure + in-country support, orientation and all project related activities Please note: this opportunity is designed to give you the contacts and experience to help further your career. You are not replacing any member of staff, but helping alongside them, whilst learning new skills.
Does not Include: flights, travel insurance, personal spending, visas and vaccinations
Immerse yourself in the Amazon rainforest including living with an indigenous Kichwa host family, experts in the foods of the forest
Flexible placement, tailored according to your interests and abilities.
Experience the unique interculturality and sustainability of the Ecuadorian culinary field, which is becoming known for its fruits, vegetables, nuts, flavors, and insects.
Increase your plant identification, agroforestry, sustainable agriculture, herbalism, and other cooking speciality skills.
Hands-on experience and organize Farm to Table (Forest to Table) methodology, to help grow a rural indigenous family s restaurant into a main attraction in the region.
Option to collaborate part-time in a botanical garden, public park with a tree nursery, community tourism restaurant, traditional medicine and herbalism association, and more.
Learn about agriculture, indigenous rights, women s empowerment, ecotourism, Fair Trade, and Organic certifications and social entrepreneurship.
Numerous research +amp; dissertation opportunities available with partner organizations and universities, if requested.
Participate in and help develop cultural exchange events including ecotourism, medicinal plant remedy workshop, farm to table Amazonian forest foods meals, and guayusa tea ceremonies.
Keywords: culinary arts, forest foods, sustainable agriculture, organic agriculture, herbalism, ethnobotany, clinic, midwifery, hospital placement, flexible serious project, medicine, emergency medicine, traditional healing, indigenous rights, agroforestry, biodiversity, sustainable development, research, community development, economic development, climate change, women s empowerment.