Help needed on an organic farm near Barcelona, Spain

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    15/07/2019

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  • Description

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    PD (predata): hey gente no quiero parecer poco simpático pero me di cuenta de que mucha gente no tiene idea de CUANTO CONTAMINAN LOS AVIONES, yo me preocupo por la crisis climática y procuro evitar los vuelos en avion durante mis vacaciones por lo que para mi no tiene mucho sentido aceptar gente que me viene a visitar en avion. Los aviones por cuestiones de mercado no pagan ni impuestos de los combustibles que usan ni IVA ( impuestos estatales sobre el valor añadido), por lo que parecen baratos y asequibles, pero no es cierto, en realidad son muy caros para el planeta y para la sociedad, y el hecho es que cada dia y cada hora hay más y más aviones en el aire ( ya que viajar rápido y lejos es cómodo y está de moda) y subiendo... Más de la mitad del peso de un avion que va a hacer un trayecto largo es el combustible ( en el despegue). Así que las cuentas muestran que cuando haces un viaje en avión estás contaminando por lo menos tanto como si recorrieras la misma distancia en coche ( y solo dentro del coche, sin dividir los costes de CO2 del viaje). Piensalo... sé que los billetes de tren parecen más caros y que viajar en velero o barco-stop es difícil... pero así es la vida. Y la realidad es que la mayor parte de la gente del mundo ni siquiera tiene suficiente poder adquisitivo para viajar en avión por el mundo. Y eso tampoco es justo.


    Hey!

    Me llamo Adrià y estoy trabajando duro por marcar una diferencia en la economia local de mi ciudad, cultivando comida saludable y colorida para alimentar a la comunidad que me rodea.

    Estudié biologia y siempre me preocupó la conservación de los ecosistemas y la biodiversidad, por algunos años hice voluntariados y prácticas en varios proyetos alrededor del mundo y entonce sme di cuenta que la industria agroalimentaria y el capitalismo eran la causa de la mayoria de los problemas ambientales más preocupantes, así que la única batalla es en contra de ellos ( "el cambio climático es solo un síntoma, la enfermedad es el capitalismo").

    Así que tomé consciencia de que mi familia tenia una granja semiabandonada y que nadie le estaba dando un buen uso, y por eso hice un máster en agricultura ecológica. Y algun curso introductorio en permacultura.

    Y aquí me encuentro, en una casa grande y vieja, 8 hectáreas y algunos animales... ( va variando pero lo más notorio son un par de burros).

    Y también cofundé una organización con la cual tenemos un banco de semillas que radica en una habitación ( y una nevera) de la casa: con cientos de semillas de variedades antiguas ( y otras menos antiguas...).

    Si intentas hecharme un cable seguramente me será de gran ayuda porqué es un trabajo pesado y cuesta hacer mover el engranaje para que sea verdaderamente sostenible.


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    PD (predata): I don't want to be rude but I realized that people have no idea on HOW MUCH ARE AIRPLANES POLLUTING, i am worried by climate crisis, trying my best to do a difference, participating weekly on the FFF's and avoiding airplane trips during my holidays so for me makes little sens to accept people that are comming by plane to visit me. Planes pay no petrol taxes and pay neither country's normal taxes, and they seem to be very cheap an affordable, but they are not and it is expensive for the planet and the society and the fact is that every day and every hour there are more and more planes on the air ( and as travelling far it's so trending now the numbers are rising and rising). More than the half of the weith of a long trip airplane is the weith of the gas that it needs for flying during the whole trip. And when you take a single flight you are polluting at least as much as if you were driving by car ( alone, without sharing the car) the same distance than the flight. Think about it.. i know that it's more expensive travelling by other means in terms of time and money, but think about it, most of the people of the world cant even aford travelling around the world by plane. Go and get some sense of justice.

    Hello people!

    My name is Adria and I am working very hard to make a difference in the local economy of my town, growing healthy and beautiful food to actually feed the community around me.

    I studied biology and always worried for wild ecosystems and biodiversity conservation, for few years I volunteered in many bioological studies around the world, but then I realised that since Food Industry and Capitalism are the main cause of most of the really concerning enviromental problems the only battle was against them.

    So I did remember that my family had an old farm from the grandparents who nobody was using and I did study a master on organic farming. And some introdcutional course to permaculture too.

    Here I am now, in a big old house, 8 hectareas and the animals; the donkey, the hens, the dogs and cat...

    And by the way with some friends we created an organization and started to prospect, interview old farmers and create a seed bank and traditional trees nursery. WE HAVE HUNDREDS OF SEEDS IN THE SEEDBANK OF THIS HOUSE!!!

    The projects in the farm are :
    - nature house for enviromental education ( already working with many schools during the scholar season)
    - 0.8 ha veggies garden which take most of the work!
    - 100 young sweet fruit trees and grapes ( fig trees, peers...)
    - 20 almond trees
    - 27 small pistachio trees
    - 60 olive trees
    - cereal crops

    Your hand work would be a meravelous help! I need some help to take time off work and good reasons to relax and have fun showing around this area to the travelers that wish to visit it

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    Cooking / shopping
    Farmstay
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Animal care

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    I am very talkative and love to explain or discuss everything related to my passions ( sustainable life, farming, nature, economy...).

    We can help in a lenguace exchange. Have fun learing some sentences in any other lenguage.

    And also, when I have volunteers it means that I have more free time, I am more relaxed, and we use that time for some nice activities: going out to the town ( Igualada), going to the mountains, going to the beach, or doing anything else in my free day. And we like to share and invite to participate in those activities with the helpers!

  • Help

    Help

    Mainly farming/gardening help which means weeding, harvesting, seedling, planting, watering...

    Some times I also need to do some construction help.

    We expect from volunteers to help in the usual domestic tasks ( sharing the cooking, washing dishes or some other usual tasks)

    In summer we use to wake up really early to avoid the the hottest hours outside

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    catalan, spanish and english.

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We have at least 2 spare rooms with beds for volunteers. We share one single bathroom and kitchen and thats why we share also the domestic tasks related with them.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are 60 km away from BCN, 5 km from Igualada

  • 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 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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