Learn about growing organic herbs and fruit, helping me near Turin, Italy

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Italy

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    21/06/2021

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  • Description

    Description

    I live in Pinerolo, near Turin ( Italy), with two foster daughters, a dog and a piano; my three sons live away. Everyday I go to my field, among the woods in the Western Alps, from where you can see the mountains around. There I'm growing soft fruits and herbs using an organic method. My project is to create a social and welfare farm, where to work or to walk or to relaxe among natural sounds and scents, flowering colours. There is an old farmhouse to restore in order to build a laboratory ,to dry herbs, to cook jams and cake, and rooms. I'd like also to build a compost toilet in the wood.
    Thanks to all the past workawayers my small farm and my ecoproject are growing, I've started to sell dryed herbs to a small organic market in Pinerolo: now I feel that the farm and the project are shared with friends from different country of the world and that we can move forward in the project.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    Farmstay help
    Help with Eco Projects

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    They could learn how to grow herbs and soft fruits using a organic method, they could enjoy the peaceful wood and field and the view of Western Italian Alps. I'm an artist and an art therapist too and we can speak about art, cinema and literature and we can argue social farming.

  • Help

    Help

    I need help to weed the field, to transplant herbs, to pick flowers and berries, to collect and chop wood, to mulch, to rake.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    A room and a bathroom at home in Pinerolo

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    They can go to Turin, by bus or train, where they can enjoy museums, buildings, churches, castles... They can go seightseeing around Pinerolo by bike or trekking on the Alps or climbing. Liguria is not far and they can go there on weekend by train. I can introduce them into folk dance, bouldering and to a lot of friends of mine. I can speak French and English.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    One

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week; if they don't go away in the we, I need help even on Saturday and Sunday: nature never goes on holidays!











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