Hi... My partner Anita and I are on the south coast of Haiti
near the border town of Pedernales, Dominican Republic
. We are volunteering at a permaculture-oriented reforestation project
called Sadhana Forest. Sadhana Forest is a volunteer-based project
bringing long term food security
to the area of Anse-a-Pitre, in southeast Haiti
in the form of edible tree crops like fruits, moringa and the Maya nut.
We are looking for unpaid positions crewing
on a sailing vessel from the U.S./Caribbean to Europe
in March/April 2015. We would like to visit and volunteer at similar projects in Europe
. We are willing to fly to the starting point if it seems like a good fit, and we are flexible on where exactly we make landfall.
We recently crewed together for 2 weeks on a 51 ft. Formosa
built in 1974. We sailed from Port St. Joe, Florida
to Marathon, FL... we make a good team! Together we managed the food shopping
. We also handled deckhand
tasks like raising and lowering sails
, staying on watch, manually raising the anchor
, fixing things that broke, and we helped with sail repair.
I am 33 years old, born and raised in Rhode Island
, USA. I have sailed recreationally on and off since I was a kid. I am comfortable on a boat
and have loved my cruising experience so far. I am an organic farmer by trade
since age 20. I love preparing food and doing the work
necessary to have a clean and tidy ship. I speak spanish at a beginner level.
Anita is a 29 year old woman of Indian origin born and raised in the U.S. She is skilled in cooking
(especially plant-based and raw foods), hospitality, cleaning
, nannying, sewing and solar electric
systems. She is physically capable and hard working. She is fluent in Spanish and Hindi.
We are traveling the world to live in intentional communities and permaculture projects. We are interested in low-impact travel, gardening, gift economy, languages, nonviolent communication and being around people in general.