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We are an eco-agro tourism farm in Yanıklar Village near Fethiye in the Mediterranean coast of Turkey. Our farm occupies 42,000 sq.m. of land in the middle of a valley, surrounded by pine forest, with a river as one of its boundaries. We are committed to organic growing, an ecological lifestyle and offering holidays on our farm where all buildings are ecologically designed, constructed of stone, wood or mud-brick and available for accommodation 12 months of the year.We are also a part of the TaTuTa organization to support Turkish organic/local farming.
We are looking for volunteers, to help us in general farm works as well as the house works in exchange of accommodation and knowledge in organic farming and ecological architecture etc.
DIY and building projects
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help with Eco Projects
Help around the house
Living and working in a farm with local people - interacting with continuous flow of guests throughout the year, will certainly give you the opportunity to learn things like, traditional Turkish Cuisine, and ıts unique culture. You can also learn a lot about sustainable and ecological farming practices. Volunteers are also encouraged to talk to visiting Yoga / Meditation Instructors to see ıf they can also be a part of their programs - if they are interested.
We accept volunteers over 18 year old, all year round. Since responsibilities are seasonal, take a look at our Farm Calendar to find a time matching your interests.
We offer volunteers, learning the ecological living through experiences in farming, ecological architecture, recycling, compost making etc.
(The belove table gives an idea of the annual workload, on a month-by-month basis)
January: Pruning trees, setting cuttings, sowing seeds, planting garlic and onions, making tangerine wine.
February: Pruning trees, setting cuttings, sowing seeds, planting garlic and onions, making tangerine wine.
March: Harvesting Valencia oranges, making orange wine, planting winter onions, sowing seed for summer vegetables, gathering flowers for drying, sheep out to pasture.
April: Preparing the ground for planting out of vegetable seedlings: ploughing, fertilising and organising separate areas. Planting out seedlings into correct areas. Some tree grafting; harvesting broad beans and artichokes, weeding strawberry beds.
May: Start regular watering of trees and vegetables, hoeing, applying liquid fertiliser to vegetables, harvesting peas, making poppy syrup as a base for wine.
June: Struggling with weeds in the fields, hoeing, harvesting early summer vegetables, pick early peaches, harvest strawberries.
July: Harvest summer vegetables, water and continue the battle against the weeds.
August: Sow winter vegetable seeds in the tunnel, water summer vegetables and trees regularly, continue harvesting summer vegetables.
September: Plough the field for the planting out of winter vegetables (cabbage, leek, vetch, etc.) plant out winter vegetable seedlings.
October: Pick pomegranates and make pomegranate wine, plough the parts of the fields used for summer vegetables, continue the battle against the weeds.
November: Fertilise, pick quince, make quince wine and jam, plough field.
December: Fertilise, pick quince, make quince wine and jam, plough field.
Full Lodging, Free Internet, Pool, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Included, Towels and linen, Laundry.
Beside, these monthly tasks, we ask volunteers to accompany the general farm works like; kitchen works, cleaning, house keeping, food service, cutting wood, feeding animals etc.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
This host can provide space for campervans.
More than two
Maximum 5 hours, 5 days a week
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