Help needed on an organic farm near Barcelona, Spain

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    17/11/2020

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  • Description

    Description

    PD (predata): for helth issues we don't host volunteers that travel by plane and nor volunteers that want to stay less than 2 weeks ( prefering long term volunteers;).

    Hello people!

    My name is Adria and I am working to make a difference in the local economy of my town, growing healthy and beautiful food to actually feed the community around me.

    I studied biology and always worried for wild ecosystems and biodiversity conservation, for few years I volunteered in many bioological studies around the world, but then I realised that since Food Industry and Capitalism are the main cause of most of the really concerning enviromental problems the only battle was against them.

    So I did remember that my family had an old farm from the grandparents who nobody was using and I did study a master on organic farming. And some introdcutional course to permaculture too.

    Here I am now, in a big old house, 8 hectareas and the animals; the donkey, the hens, the dogs and cat...

    And by the way with some friends we created an organization and started to prospect, interview old farmers and create a seed bank and traditional trees nursery. WE HAVE HUNDREDS OF SEEDS IN THE SEEDBANK OF THIS HOUSE!!!

    The projects in the farm are :
    - nature house for enviromental education ( already working with many schools during the scholar season)
    - 0.8 ha veggies garden which take most of the work!
    - 100 young sweet fruit trees and grapes ( fig trees, peers...)
    - 20 almond trees
    - 27 small pistachio trees
    - 60 olive trees
    - cereal crops

    Your hand work would be a meravelous help! I need some help to take time off work and good reasons to relax and have fun showing around this area to the travelers that wish to visit it.

    There are 3 rooms for volunteers and if possible always at least 2 volunteers at the same time. At the moment in the house live permanently two boys.

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    *AVISO PREVIO*: la esencia de este proyecto está en disfrutar la vida pero con suficiente consciencia como para no dañar a los demás. Por ese motivo en general NO ALOJAMOS A VISITANTES QUE ESTEN VIAJANDO EN AVIÓN. Además para cuidar nuestra salud mental, ya que pasan constantemente muchos voluntarios por esta casa, en general NO ALOJAMOS A VOLUNTARIOS QUE SE ESTEN MENOS DE DOS SEMANAS Y DAMOS PREFERENCIA A LOS QUE ESTEN INTERESADOS EN ESTANCIAS LARGAS.

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    Me llamo Adrià y estoy trabajando duro por marcar una diferencia en la economia local de mi ciudad, cultivando comida saludable y colorida para alimentar a la comunidad que me rodea.

    Estudié biologia y siempre me preocupó la conservación de los ecosistemas y la biodiversidad, por algunos años hice voluntariados y prácticas en varios proyetos alrededor del mundo y entonce sme di cuenta que la industria agroalimentaria y el capitalismo eran la causa de la mayoria de los problemas ambientales más preocupantes, así que la única batalla es en contra de ellos ( "el cambio climático es solo un síntoma, la enfermedad es el capitalismo").

    Así que tomé consciencia de que mi familia tenia una granja semiabandonada y que nadie le estaba dando un buen uso, y por eso hice un máster en agricultura ecológica. Y algun curso introductorio en permacultura.

    Y aquí me encuentro, en una casa grande y vieja, 8 hectáreas y algunos animales... ( va variando pero lo más notorio son un par de burros).

    Y también cofundé una organización con la cual tenemos un banco de semillas que radica en una habitación ( y una nevera) de la casa: con cientos de semillas de variedades antiguas ( y otras menos antiguas...).

    Si intentas hecharme un cable seguramente me será de gran ayuda porqué es un trabajo pesado y cuesta hacer mover el engranaje para que sea verdaderamente sostenible.

    Hay 3 habitaciones para voluntarios y procuro que haya por lo menos 2 a la vez, aunque debido al mutable libre albedrio de los voluntarios esto no siempre es posible.

    En la casa vivimos Dan ( un colega), los animales de cuatro patas y yo ( Adrià). Tenemos una vecina en la casa de al lado ( Nuri).

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Farmstay help
    Help with Eco Projects
    Help around the house
    Animal Care

  • 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

    I am very talkative and love to explain or discuss everything related to my passions ( sustainable life, farming, nature, economy...).

    We can help in a lenguace exchange. Have fun learing some sentences in any other lenguage.

    And also, when I have volunteers it means that I have more free time, I am more relaxed, and we use that time for some nice activities: going out to the town ( Igualada), going to the mountains, going to the beach, or doing anything else in my free day. And we like to share and invite to participate in those activities with the helpers!

  • Help

    Help

    Mainly farming/gardening help which means weeding, harvesting, seedling, planting, watering...

    Some times I also need to do some construction help.

    We expect from volunteers to help in the usual domestic tasks ( sharing the cooking, washing dishes or some other usual tasks)

    In summer we use to wake up really early to avoid the the hottest hours outside

  • Languages spoken

    Catalan: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We have at least 2 spare rooms with beds for volunteers. We share one single bathroom and kitchen and thats why we share also the domestic tasks related with them.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are 60 km away from BCN, 5 km from Igualada

  • 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?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

The House
Dana ( The Guardian)
Me ( The Host)
The river behind the house
Thoursdays work

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