ECOFARMS Panama (EF) is a grassroots educational and developmental platform that brings together students, professionals, and outdoor enthusiasts. Working together with the community, we strive to improve both the quality of life of local people and the overall health of the environment in the Mamoni River by developing and implementing responsible farming and conservation techniques..
We are striving to create a healthy and productive ecosystem in the Mamoni River valley that promotes responsible environmental practices while incorporating Panamanian traditions and the needs of the local community.
With the help of motivated interns and volunteers, we hope to bring together knowledge and experience from around the world to address important environmental issues confronting the Mamoni River. In dealing with these issues, we hope to provide a unique learning environment where students are encouraged to provide insight and ideas to meet the challenges confronting EF and, indeed, the world.
In addition to environmental goals, EF is dedicated to improving the lives of local farmers (campesinos) through education while striving to protect a traditional Panamanian way of life. The future of the rainforest in the Mamoni River area depends on everyone working together towards a common goal, and the future of the area’s inhabitants depends on the health of the land.
Jungle Farming Program:
Be part of a life changing experience, supporting community development, agriculture, business development, research and farm management. Live in nature, and help us build an example for sustainable lifestyle in Panama.
Meal Plan: 3 meals a day, 5 days a week. Our Intern ́s crew gets together, preparing
delicious vegetarian dishes. International and Panamanian options available.
- Transportation: Panama City-ECOFARMS Panama/ ECOFARMS Panama-Panama City. Our Journey will start in the city, and it will end with an exciting 1 hour off road trip through the hilly roads of Gaspar Sabanas Valley. Only 4x4, modified vehicles can enter our remote jungle camp.
- Accommodation: Rustic but comfortable cabins, surrounded by tropical rainforest and the Mamoni river. Our gatherings will take place at El Tamarindo Lodge, fitted with indoor shower and toilet, a spacious kitchen and lots of hammocks for relaxing.
- Tropical exploration tour to El Roble Reserve.
- Project Materials
Gaspar Sabanas, Chepo District, Panama
Mamani river Valley
Rustic, Jungle style cabins, equiped with kitchen, solar panels, indoor bathroom and lots of social space.
Spring: January 20th, 2014 - May 11th, 2014
Summer: May 12th, 2014 - July 27th, 2014
Fall: July 4th, 2014 - October 19th 2014
Winter: To be announced