I want to introduce the Brazilian counterpart of the WWOOF network. If you don’t know about what they do, read the following below, which is from their site or see this trailer for a documentary on them.
“WWOOF Brazil is an information service linking travellers like you with organic farms in Brazil. By joining WWOOF Brazil you get our listing of member farms where you can stay from a week to several months.
Farms listed in WWOOF Brazil are part of a world-wide effort to promote the concept of organic farming, sustainable agriculture and responsible consumer habits. As part of this effort, host farms offer WWOOF members the opportunity to learn by doing. As a guest in a WWOOF farm your learning experience is based on you participating in the daily chores of running the farm. In doing so, you can learn a variety of techniques employed by member farms including organic farming, Permaculture and Biodynamics. In addition to learning about organic farming, you can also learn about the local ecology and culture while getting to meet fun and interesting people.
Daily chores at member farms may include harvesting, preparing soil for planting, milking, cleaning pens, digging trenches, maintaining fences and such. Each farm has its own chores, rules and schedules. Please get more information directly with the farms you are interested in working at.”