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Fwd: Re: Costa Rica Connections???

For those of you that missed our correspondence, and are interested in organic gardening/volunteering in Costa Rica

Blair Musselwhite
Schoolyard Habitats Intern
National Wildlife Federation
8925 Leesburg Pike
Vienna, VA 22184

Blair:  I am in luck, seems like there are alot of connections out there via this list serve.   Wow, a little piece of heaven is just what I'm looking for...  it would be great if you do still have any contacts / phone number, and be able to foward them to me.

Thanks again, and peace.  Jon

Blair Musselwhite wrote:

> Hi!  You are in luck.  I lived in Costa Rica for 9 months, working as a Resident Naturalist near the Monteverde Cloud Forest.  Down the road from our Ecolodge, was a farm called Finca La Bella.  It is a cooperative of farms (some vegetables, mostly bananas, coffee) that accepts interns to live with host families.
> Most of these farms are trying to transition to organic.  The key player in this Transition is Milton Brenes, who runs a "vivero" or greenhouse.  He propagates native plants (for re-foresting projects and for windbreaks) and educates the local farmers on reducing/eliminating pesticide use and many other topics.  The families are hospitable, kind, and wonderful!  They usually ask for about $5.00 to $8.00 a day, but I believe that some of them are free.  If you want more information, let me know and I will get together the necessary phone number for you!  It is an incredible community- called San Luis!  A little piece of heaven located in the valley below the magical Monteverde Cloud Forest.
> Sincerely, Blair
> Blair Musselwhite
> Schoolyard Habitats Intern
> National Wildlife Federation
> 8925 Leesburg Pike
> Vienna, VA 22184
> (703)790-4287
> syhintern@nwf.org
> >>> Jonathan Scherer <jscherer@CritPath.Org> 11/02/00 11:07AM >>>
> This is a stretch, but I'm seeking all the help/ideas I can get...
> I'm an community gardener from Philly looking to make a move to Costa Rica in
> January.  Searching far and wide for any small organic or biodynamic farmers /
> or community greening projects in need of help down there.  If anyone has any
> ideas / suggestions, it would be greatly appreciated.
> Thanks,
> Jon
> Jon Scherer
> Tenants' Action Group of Philadelphia
> 21 South 12th Street, 12th Floor
> Philadelphia, PA 19107
> (215) 575-0700 Ext. 254
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