Help out around our farm growing vegetables, herbs, fruits and establishing a permaculture garden with Alpacas in Brackenheim, Germany


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    The farm was established in autumn 2014. Cultivated area is 6 ha and 0,8 ha greenhouse area under organic conditions (demeter association). In spring 2015 we started our CSA (community supported agriculture) and delivered our first vegetables in june the same year.

    We grow more than 100 different vegetables and herbs to give our costumers a wide range of products year round. At the moment we try to establish a Seed Cooperation with some other nearby farmers. Since summer 2016 we have two alpaca and six sheep on the farm. We planted already a couple of trees for the permaculture garden.

    Animals on our farm are:
    - 2 Alpacas
    - 6 Sheeps
    - 3 Goats
    - 2 Chickens
    - 3 Cats
    - Ducks

    We will get more Alpacas, Ducks and Chickens during the year.

    For 2018 our new projects are:
    - finishing our first permaculture garden
    - start chicken and duck keeping
    - make a pond for aquaculture
    - start mushroom growing
    - extending the production of herbs, for tea, spice mixtures
    - start to create the space for our Bauernhof-Kindergarten (Free Farm Kindergarden)

    Everybody who enjoys working on a small scale farm in a nice and familiar atmosphere is welcome on our farm!
    We are at the moment a team of six young people working and exploring the world of organic farming and solidarity agriculture!
    We wish for people who are very interested in biodynamic farming methods. We are happy to teach our way of working to others and are open to new ideas and dedicated people. We do not just want to offer work against food and lodging - we live what we do and offer cultural exchange as well as learning.
    Join us if you like!

    We speak German, English, Portuguese, basic Persian and basic Spanish.

    We work together with FoodSharing. It is a cooperation to save food before it enters the dumpster. The food is shared at our farm or in refugee camps. If you are interested in that topic you can join one of us during the weekly pick ups.

    We can provide vegetarian and vegan meals.

    Nice to see round here is a old monastery (Maulbronn). Stuttgart and Heidelberg are nearby (half hour with train, one hour by car).

    In summer you can go swimming in lakes or swimming pools (20 min car drive).

    We can provide place to stay for 5, maximum 9 in separated rooms. One house of the farm is for apprenticeships and volunteers with kitchen, shower and living room, laundry room and garden.
    It is also possible to camp or come with a motorhome.
    All meals are provided. We work as well on a worldwide volunteer cookbook. Therefore we really like if you cook a traditional meal from your country :-)

    We are like fully booked during June & July 2018.
    If you like to come anyway, we offer you to camp with us.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Babysitting / child care
    Cooking / shopping
    General Maintenance
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Language practice
    Art project

  • Help


    The volunteer work is mainly gardening or farming in the greenhouse or on the field. But there are different works as well, because we live all close together we cook together and care together about the house. Everybody does part of the job, then it is easily done ;-)
    Gardening work is, depending on the time you stay here, seeding, planting, watering, harvesting. We deliver our products weekly to our costumers. If you want to train your german skills this could be a possible work as well.
    In 2016 we want to start animal keeping. Here we would need help with the fences and preparing food and water as well as just spending some time with the animals to make them used to humans.
    Another project this year is the establishing of an permaculture garden. Next to designing and establishing, art projects with natural materials are welcome.
    The construction of a solar dryer for our herbs would require some handicraft skills. If you are up to that, it would be great.
    If you write to us let us know in which field you are interested. If you don`t know it exactly, it is also no problem. Then you just can work with the core team of gardeners and maybe discover what you are interested in :-)

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    *️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️ Sowing, planting, harvesting vegetables and fruits
    *️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️ Building, constructing shelters for the animals (alpaca, sheep, chicken, duck, fish)
    *️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️ Agroforestry garden, creating area for our future Free Farm Kindergarden
    *️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️ Helping with FoodSharing: Save food before it is thrown away and share it with the neighbors or bring it to the refugee camps
    *️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️ Regional food (Spätzle, Brezel, Knödel, Bier), sometimes regional wine tasting (depending how long you stay), trips to touristic places (Heidelberg, Tübingen, Maulbronn)
    *️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️ Meet a lot of other young volunteers, we usually have 4 volunteers hosted

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, German, Portugues, basic Persian, basic Spanish

  • Accommodation


    Usually single room in a nearby apartment to the farm. With new renovated kitchen and bathroom. If there are more than 5 helpers, they will have accommodation in the farm house. Where we usually eat together.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We speak German, English, Portuguese, basic Persian and basic Spanish.

    Markets are in nearby towns (10 minutes car drive). We started as well to cooperate with FoodSharing, therefore we get some food stuff like bread for free.

    We can provide vegetarian meals.

    Nice to see round here is a old monastery (Maulbronn). Stuttgart is nearby (half hour with train) and Heidelberg.

    In summer you can go swimming in lakes or swimming pools (20 min car drive).

    We can provide place to stay for 5, maximum 9 volunteers in separated rooms and group rooms.

    It is also possible to camp or to come with a motorhome.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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