Permaculture Agnihotra farm near Zagora offers space for Volunteers
Replies: 18 - Last Post: May 18, 2012 5:34 PM Last Post By: Marocfan
May 16, 2012 2:14 AM
Permaculture Agnihotra farm near Zagora offers space for VolunteersHi, we will start up a permafarm this october in Beni Ali which is 30km south.east of Zagora.
We do experiments since a couple of years growing organic food with double and triple speed and much less water needed. We use a combination of Agnihotra, OrgaUrkult (Electro-magneto culture) hugelbeete and some more techniques. We rented longterm an ex camping site with several dozens of palm trees and turn that into a perma farm.
We are already listed at WWOOF , PERMIES and HELPX and offer food and shelter in exchange for work time. Beni Ali is a small remote village and all we can offer is nature, nature, nature. Zagora is 30km away and action or night life you will have to seek somewhere else.
But if you would love to live some months in the desert, though you won t feel that way as we are in the palm grove next to the river Draa and learn how to plant, prepare seeds, soil and hugelbeets, how and what to do with agnihotra and electro-magneto-culture get in touch with us.
We are a german-morocan family with 2 kids, besides us there will be permanently between 1 and 5 volunteers and as far as i am concerned it is the calmest and most soul soothing place i ve been on all of my travels. You can check us out on agniculture.net and michels.tv if you re interested. Messages best directly to my email email@example.com
my best wishes and have a safe trip through morocco, mike
May 16, 2012 3:44 AM
May 16, 2012 2:19 PM
2Hi David, to answer your question, all results and knowledge we gather are first of all shared with the locals at beni ali, which btw love and support the project. From the locals at beni ali up to the officials at tamegroute and zagora. And btw we ARE part of the local morocan community, or at least my morocan wife and my in morocco born kids. She is a tamazight and speaks the sharaoui dialect. There are no morocan volunteers and alone we would take at least 5 times as long to conduct the project as planned because we aren t rich and have to turn all our savings into tools and stuff we need to move down to Beni Ali and start up this project. Maybe you d like to support us and the local morocan community same time by creating some jobs and pay some workers? That would be great for all parties involved but this kind of benefactotrs we dream of ;.) The smig is approx. 200 USD/month. My best wishes, Mike
May 16, 2012 6:06 PM
3Good luck on your plan. I hope there is a market for organic food in Morocco.
Just curious: where would volunteers live? Cost?
May 16, 2012 10:35 PM
May 17, 2012 12:50 AM
May 17, 2012 3:30 AM
6no need for discussions, what s wrong with a tourist helping out at a farm for free instead of getting a sunburn on the beach? there is no job taken from anyone, on the contrary, by helping getting sth done in the country it is teaching by showing. and please forget that tourist or whatever classification crap, we are all humans and if i want to help somebody somewhere why should i not do so? if you stay less than 6 months and do voluntary work you are a tourist, if you stay longer or if you get paid then not, as simple as that. and again, if you want more details check out the website, most of the questions are answered there. If you look for a free holiday go and seek somewhere else, freebees aren t served here, this is for serious people interested in actually helping and permafarming. If you prefer waterskiing, skydiving or mountain biking than you gotta look somewhere else, not trouble at all. You won t go to the bakery and complain they got no sausages! So this is for people who like morocco, are interested in farming and want to make a difference, not more and not less. Have fun, that s the most important one anyway :-) my best wishes, mike
May 17, 2012 3:34 AM
7and btw, yes there is such a market for organic products as people grow conscious that food quality as well as general health gets worse constantly and chemicals are used down there which are forbidden in the western world since decades. Lots of people get sick and there are also a lot who want to know why and not only take some pills which won t help eventually. anyway it s not about the big business, we want to self sustain and same time teach everybody interested how to use agnihotra, orga urkult and other techniques to grow organic food. we might just sell organic ice cream to earn some cash, but that s not decided yet :-)
May 17, 2012 3:38 AM
May 17, 2012 3:43 AM
9.... on reading the original post I found it surprising, no fees, offering an agricultural experience in exchange for time spent working to gain the experience. This project is perfect for agricultural students or people working in famine relief agencies, its a learning opportunity.
David's question is fair, and has been answered well, and we are further informed by the exchange.
Best wishes with your project Mike, do post again to keep us informed of progress and how the volunteers work out.
May 17, 2012 6:16 AM
10;-) will do so, thanks, basically we are just sick and tired of the bad news every day, problems here, war there, extiction and fraud and torture, i just can t hear it any more. OWS and protesting, going to the streets and all that "activism" has no positive effect at all as you will always rest on the level of your adversary when you fight him with his weapons, so we decided to fight one level up by being a good example. i wrote some articles on oneworldscam and beforeitsnews and we will share all we know and learn to empower everybody who s taking this road, because you can t convince anybody of anything, you can only offer a way which is basically your own way and solution so somebody else can adapt it to his own life and needs IF he wants to. And with radiation level rising big time all around the globe i feel it in my bones that agnihotra entered the arena just in time. Electromagneto is accelerating growth, quality and size of plants substantially while same time reducing the plants water consumption, could it be better? We ll take up whoever wants to learn, and share all that via the web, agniculture.net will grow fast once we start by the end of this year, michels.tv has already some experiments documented, and anyway, where would you like to be when the herd starts freaking out once 21.12.12 approaches? Nothing at all has to happen to create chaos ,as all hell will break lose once a small percentage of people thinks sth just might happen and starts prepping some days before, you ll fight with people over a candy bar in a supermarket in a big town or enjoy the calm and some very decent fresh cooked dish in a hammock beneath the palm trees next to the river draa in the sahara. i made MY choice :-))) all the best to all of you, cheers, mike
May 17, 2012 7:08 AM
May 18, 2012 9:25 AM
May 18, 2012 11:42 AM
13Windsurfingkid, Mike is talking about the End of the World prediction for December 21 of this year.
The date just happens to coincide with my wedding anniversary...hmmm
May 18, 2012 1:08 PM
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