Help on an organic strawberry farm near Kuopio in north east Finland

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  • Description

    Description

    I have organic (straw)berry farm in north east Finland, its 20km from city called Kuopio. It`s situated in a beautiful place next to lake and farm has history from year 1657. I grow mainly strawberries and raspberries and blueberries. I can take around 8 volunteers at the time between April and October. I speak English, Spanish, a little Swedish and im native Finnish.

    My main thing is to grow organic (straw)berries. I use modern growing technologies as greenhouses/tunnels, table top and substrate growing systems. My purpose is to make organic growing also efficient. I am the only one in Finland using these technologies in organic (straw)berry farming so you would be also be doing something new and developing new methods for future. I also grow berries in a "normal" way in a open field.

    Farm is next to lake and i also have fields otherside of the lake; by boat its just 200m and by bike or car 6km. There is boats and bikes for you to use. There is two cottages. One big one about 200m2 (build 1850) and one smaller (build 18th century). There is also sauna next to lake where we wash up.

    Im 34 years old man and i have traveled and lived in different countries so i understand well different cultures. I have also done volunteering(wwoofing) in Canarias and in Brazil, so i know the principles of volunteering very well and i also know what makes a good host! :)

    If you have any questions, just contact me and i will get back to you as soon as possible!

    Best regards,

    Timo

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    Cooking / shopping
    General Maintenance
    Farming
    Help in the house
    Help with Computers / internet

  • Help

    Help

    Your tasks would be anything from planting, watering, nursering, collecting, packaging, driving and selling (straw)berries to working in a forest or helping rebuild the old house.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, Spanish, a little Swedish and native Finnish.

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Wooden cottages.

  • 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

  • ...

    Volunteering hours expected

    Maximum 6 hours a day, 5 days a week

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My Photo Album


Rainbow over the farm! Taken by volunteer Maggi
Friendly neighbour gave us a ride in a lake
The farm crew July/2016
Waking up in a morning can be difficult sometimes, but sunny weather and nice view makes it a bit easier :)
Its me, having holidays and charging batteries for coming season.
Playing chess seriously with selfmade board.
Volunteer after work ;)
Kuopio city.
Me and my mum viewing over Kuopio.
Learning to row. German- American teamwork.

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