Farm Up Jamaica announces its Ginger Root and Distillery Inauguration Expeditions

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Farm Up Jamaica facilitates volunteer service expeditions in rural farms in Jamaica. Farm Up Jamaica Expeditions allow participants to travel to Jamaica and work hand in hand with motivated farmers on various projects.

We invite you to experience this unforgettable inter-cultural exchange as we venture into stunning landscapes and gracious communities. Our life-changing expeditions combine the thrills of adventure with the rewards of service. Join us as we build people, not just projects!

Farm Up Jamaica Expedition participants will face unique circumstances abroad that will challenge, educate, and enlighten all those involved. You will venture along rugged dirt roads – or endure scenic hikes – before arriving at the farms. While working and living among these developing communities, you will be treated as a welcomed guest, participating in various activities and chores that often reflect the simple things of farm life. Participants must expect the unexpected, have a wonderful sense of humor, and be prepared to make friends and memories that will last a lifetime.

In January 2015 Farm Up Jamaica hosted 500 volunteers from the United States who planted 10 acres of ginger root.

View the video here:

Two years later, the ginger root is ready to be harvested and distilled into essential oil at our newly built distillery.
We are inviting 40 people to join us, working side-by-side with Jamaican farmers and students to harvest and distil the ginger.

Expedition Dates:

18 Feb – 23 Feb

Or

26 Feb – 3 Mar

DAY ACTIVITY LODGING
1 – Arrive Montego Bay

– Welcome dinner and orientation

Montego Bay

Round Hill

Resort

2 – Breakfast at hotel

– Harvest ginger root at farm (1 hr away)

– Lunch at farm

– Drive to Climate Smart Institute (2 hours)

– Set up camp

– Dinner

Farm Up Jamaica Climate Smart

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3 – Breakfast

– Tour of FUJ’s Home farm

– Prepare distillery/light farming or construction

– Start distillation

– Lunch

– Continue distillation

– Dinner

Farm Up Jamaica Climate Smart

Institute

4 – Breakfast

– Continue with projects

– Lunch

– Organic farming training

– Community bonfire celebration dinner

Farm Up Jamaica Climate Smart

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5 – Transfer to Montego Bay (2 hrs away)

– Farewell dinner

Montego Bay

Round Hill

Resort

6 – Depart Montego Bay

 

Cost
$2100 per person (based on double occupancy)
⦁ 2 nights at the Round Hill Resort in Montego Bay
⦁ 3 nights at Farm Up Jamaica’s Climate Smart Institute (under construction)
⦁ All meals
⦁ Ground transportation
⦁ Experienced expedition leaders
⦁ Project donation
⦁ A bottle of ginger essential oil

Specialized items you’ll need to bring:
⦁ Camping gear (sleeping pad, sleeping bag, etc.)
⦁ Boots
⦁ Gardening gloves
⦁ A sense of adventure

Photos of the various destinations:

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