Help at a family run Permaculture Farm in Bilecik, Turkey

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  • Description

    Description

    Ours is a family run Permaculture Farm near Bilecik. The farm is located just between İstanbul Bursa,Sakarya, Eskişehir,Ankara near Bilecik, 13 km to Gölpazarı.

    There is a lot to do and learn here.
    On the Permaculture Farm we have chickens, geese and other animals to take care of.

    We are growing all kinds of fruit trees like olive, cherry, apple, pears, grapes, apricots, peaches and so on. We grow them by using ecological methods.
    Producing and selling fruits at the eco market in Istanbul is one of our incomes. Fruits and veggies are turned into vinegars, pickles and all sorts of goodies. Have you ever made soap out of olive oil? Using no harmfull stuff, just naturally produced ingredients? Here we go!


    We are in search for happy hard working volunteers .You wanna join? Lets do it :)

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    Cooking / shopping
    Farming
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Language practice
    Teaching

  • Help

    Help

    Language practice (english) with the host,
    Web development/maintenance, audio/visual editing, help with all daily tasks.
    Producing farm products such as vinegars, soap, olive oil, pickled vegetables, fruit preserves, etc.
    Picking herbs and aromatical plants (lavender, sage, etc.), picking fruits, collecting eggs, helping in the fields, etc.
    Help with constructing new buildings such as tree houses.

    Of course not everything needs to be done everyday, so you will see what we are up to when you are here.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English,Turkish

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Stay with the family in the family house in winter, in summer we will have a seperate house for volunteers.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Loads of trekking and climbing possibilities. Gorgeous nature. Biking, hiking, fishing at the nearby river.
    There is an eco market in Kartal, istanbul, where we are selling our products and may pick you up to go to the farm.
    You can also accompany us to the market in istanbul.
    My wife is an English teacher in istanbul and can help with communication; she always likes the interaction and cultural exchange.
    Istanbul Uskudar Harem bus terminal operates daily at 10:00 and 16:00 and there are two buses that pass directly from the farm. All drivers know us.
    The fast train and big bus companies stop in Bilecik, from there its a bus ride to the farm.
    there are Bursa and Eskişehir buses that pass through the farm every day at 8 am. They may be a good option when you want to visit the surroundings.

  • 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

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Our region was established in the territories of the Ottoman Empire. But there are even traces of the byzantinian and roman times. We can tell you a lot about the history of our region and show you ruins of old roman buildings.
    You can observe a lot of historical events in place.
    As mentioned above you can learn to produce all our special products, but also how to use medical herbs, how to take care of goats and little lambs (sometimes even witness the birthgiving) and how to build out of wood.
    While helping the host practise English, volunteers can also learn a bit of Turkish.

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours, 5 days a week

Permaculture Farm

made soap with goat milk.
Vinegar Bacterium
Tomato sauce
plum picking
High School students visiting from İstanbul to learn about Permaculture.

























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