Greene County News
SPRING VALLEY — The Tandana Foundation is sponsoring a Gardening Volunteer Vacation in the beautiful Andean highlands outside the city of Otavalo, Ecuador from Oct. 17-24.
Gardening activities that the volunteers may enjoy include working at the tree nursery in the community of Achupallas, planting trees in a local community alongside community members, and working with schoolchildren in their school garden and classrooms. The volunteers will also have an opportunity to tour horticultural sites and learn about native plants and gardening techniques in the region. After long days of gardening, everyone will relax and socialize together at a comfortable Inn in Otavalo.
When they are not having fun digging in the dirt, the group will have plenty of time to immerse themselves in the local culture and see beautiful scenery. They will visit the famous Otavalo market, take a cooking class at Samyanuy Cooking School, hike to natural wonders and meet local craftspeople.
The trip costs $1,350 if the volunteer wishes to share a room or $1,500 for a single room. This cost does not include airfare or personal expenses but does include food, lodging, transportation and activities while in Ecuador. To register for this trip, please visit www.tandanafoundation.org/gardening-volunteer-vacation.html.