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The site of our farm is located inland, on the East Center of the Island, 35km to East coast, 35km to the Capital City of Port Louis and 45km to the Airport.
After having worked in the Tourism Industry (Hotels and restaurants) for 35 years, we have decided to learn and experience Permaculture on our 17 Hectares land. Our 17 years old daughter is also living with us and goes to College in the nearby city of Moka.
Mauritius is a Tropical Island. The Area where is located the Farm is rather humid and rain can be daily from January to September and weather is generally dry from September to January. Temperature is usually nice compare to the coast area and nights are very cool from May to October (14 to 20°C).
We have started our plantations 1 year ago, mainly Pineapple, Bananas, Fruit trees and Vegetable.
We wish to start now a large Spice Garden with the objective to produce Organic Essential oils on a small scale.
We also have the project to create a small Retreat Center to welcome local and residents as well as people from abroad for Yoga, Meditation and Detox retreats, but also PDC (Permaculture Design Course) in a near future.
We need additional hands and thoughts to help us design this Future and we are therefore looking for Wwoofers to bring us their energy and ideas and to share their and our experience.
Wwofers will mainly help in the Fields and the Vegetable Garden, but also to create our Spice Garden.
We are Vegetarians and also avoid usually all animal products (dairy, eggs).
At this stage, the Wwoffers will live with us in our house where we have a room with private bathroom. We may in the future provide an independent small bungalow or tent. Wwoffers can bring their own tent if they prefer.
We look forward to welcome Wwoofers in our Farm!
I have a garden.
Le vélo Vert is an association, based in the island of Mauritius that strives to bring forward the organic culture among the local population. Organic farming in Mauritius is at the infant stage and Le vélo Vert’s vision is to help local farmers convert to organic and to sensitize the general public regarding purchasing organic produce.
As Mark Twain nicely said, “Mauritius was made first and then heaven, heaven being copied after Mauritius”. And at Le vélo Vert, we believe that at the heart of this heaven should be a clean pair of lungs breathing the freshest air. Chamouny is where it can be found. Our main organic farm of 4 acres is surrounded by a range of natural landscapes, including plateaus, mountains, valleys, craters and crater-lakes. It is the ideal place for our crops to be developed peacefully without inference from the outside world. Wwoofers are welcome to join us for a unique bio farming experience. The volunteers will be able to share our passion while helping out in agricultural activities.
When not working on the farm, the wwoofers can wonder to Chazal Ecotourism which offers activities such as zip lining, river trekking or hiking in the natural reserve. Along with the main site at Chamouny, we have a total of 15 acres of organic land throughout the island giving the opportunity for wwoofers to discover different idyllic places envied by many. Le vélo Vert has all the amenities to accommodate the wwoofers during their stay (minimum 3 months) with us.
So, if you are looking for an invigorating organic human experience and a true encounter with the heart of Mauritius, come join us at Le Vélo Vert today!
Thierry and Olivier
We mainly have our own family Permaculture farm and homestead project on a 27 acres property we just recently took ownership of. A farm site we have named "La Meule" meaning " The Grindstone" in french. A name we have chosen from the past history of the property related to the local villagers working since decades, in the sugarcane fields of the area.
The Farm being completely off-grid will sustain ourselves with its vegetable gardens, main crop fields, food forests, animal husbandries, water harvesting systems, energy systems, and other appropriate technologies. The farm acts as a permaculture research center, in collaboration or partnership with compatible local businesses, wildlife foundations, and potentially, governmental units, working towards the same goals. We implement on site our positive results, sustaining us and feeding ourselves from our produce, selling all surplus to visitors, and the local markets.
In line with its daily sustainable living activities, the farm will be an integrated ecological demonstration platform offering site visites, and short to longer term accommodations, open to local citizens, local and international WWOOFERS (Willing workers on organic farms), and other foreigners or tourists willing to discover any ecological systems they might be interested in, and see it there, in action, on the site.
From there, the farm has an educational program in which we will, sooner or later, offer courses and workshops to anyone interested in developing those systems for themselves, or elsewhere.
We have numerous projects on the stove, including setting up a PRI Mauritius at La Meule Permaculture Farm with the help of local NGO's, Permaculture friends around the world, like minded local people, and the support of PRI Australia.
Noor and Ally
Ferme d'Antan Ltee a newly setup family farm aiming to raise chicks , ducks , turkeys & cattle organically including cultivation of fodders & vegetables. Our aim is self-sufficiency in food & energy & if things work well we wish to extend our property and set up an Eco Village. As "start-up" everything need to be done and we are looking for technical help from wwoofers worldwide in following project : Permaculture Pond , Aquaponic , Organic Poultry Rearing , Renewable Energy , Waste Water Management that can help for the setting up of the farm. We are looking for advises , experiences & know-how .Language is not a barrier though we speak mainly French , Creole & English but also German , Italian , Croatian , Urdu & Hindi is not a problem.Our cuisine is like our people a mixed of Chinese , Indian , European & African. Accomodation at start will be at our place in the mean time the farm is fully set up to received guests adequately. Please do contact us and share your know-how with us ....