Come and help us with with herbs, vegetables, potatoes, berries our small organic farm near Helsinki, Finland

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  • Description

    Description

    Our organic farm is a small, non-commercial hobby farm; farming herbs, some vegetables, potatoes and berries. We produce for sales directly from our farm and at food circles for organic & regional food; excess production is given to the local food bank.

    Our location is ab. 60 km north of Helsinki. All around us is farm land, forest, lake and a large golf place; not too many people, not too much traffic - the place is wonderful peaceful and the air is pure. We have an own water well and biologic way of waste water handling.

    We need volunteers to:
    - Collect herbs (also from nature), dry and produce (e.g. teas)
    - Mow meadow and lawn (with lawn tractor),
    - Mulch the plants (with the cut-grass),
    - Sow and plant,
    - Irrigate,
    - Hoe and weed,
    - Harvest, pick berries,
    - Help with the selling,
    - Making firewood, bringing the wood into the shed.

    Our cats are outdoor and the dogs live in our private rooms, they are all from the animal shelters. Since this summer we also have ducks to help us reducing the snails. :=)

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    General Maintenance
    Farmstay

  • Help

    Help

    We run a small organic farm in South-Finland. Each season -from May to October- we have most of our helpers on cost & logis agreement via an advertisement that we place in an organic food journal. So far only 2 times we had a helper from work away.

    Sometimes we could also need help from a craftsman: the old sauna could need a new floor and it's outer walls a new laths. Also some of the vehicles (tractor, van) could need some care and maintenance. In winter / early spring we could sometimes host someone to help us with forest work and fire wood.

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Get to know the Finnish county-side way of living; enjoy sauna every day if you want; go fishing, berry and mushroom picking; or visit Helsinki, other cities, national parks or tourist places, if you like.

    You can learn all about the power of herbs, if you are interested and see how to farm them, which to collect from the wild and what to do with them.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, German, Finnish

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Cost & logis farm helpers have an own room in the 2nd floor of the living house; a common summer kitchen, a toilet and and a sauna in the farm building and an outdoor shower (with warm water).

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    You can enjoy the nature which is all around us or you can bike 14 km to the next small town with shops, pubs, cinema, library jne or to take a train from there to go to Helsinki or elsewhere.

  • 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?

    Two

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    Hours expected

    Avg 6 hrs a day, 6 days a week

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