Volunteers to help on an organic farm located in Granada, southern Spain

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  • Description

    Description

    DECEMBER! Olive harvesting.

    Hello! We are Simeon, Mary and our baby daughter Samantha. We are a young couple who live on a family owned certified organic farm located in a beautiful sub-tropical valley in the south of Spain in Granada province where we tend to a variety of fruit trees like olive, avocado, and various types of citrus fruit amongst others. We also keep a varied vegetable garden throughout the year which we normally guide by a lunar calendar. We live off-grid and are powered by solar panels. There is spring water on the farm for drinking and irrigation which also provides the house.
    Simeon normally works maintaining other small farms in the area and on his own farm .
    Mary currently takes care of our garden, house, pets, and of course herself and the baby.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    General Maintenance
    Help with Eco Projects

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We are friendly and open minded people, willing to share our sustainable and organic life style, as well as our knowledge of organic farming.

  • Help

    Help

    We are looking for Workawayers (preferably couples) with some experience in farming and gardening.
    Depending on the season and the moon calendar the tasks include sowing, harvesting, seeding, planting, cleaning weeds, composting among others.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    Dutch: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We have a yurt, a caravan and also there is possibility to camp in a tent.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We provide vegetarian or vegan breakfast and lunch for the workers to prepare for themselves. We will share what produce we have from the garden and farm at the given season (fruits, vegetables, herbs, olive oil) so workers can make their own dinner.

    Afternoons here are great for hiking and walks through the surroundig area or simply enjoying the views and tranquility from our farm.

    Our farm is located between 6 and 700 meters above sea level in a subtropical valley south of Granada, the nearest small town is a 30/40 minute walk downhill. The nearest bigger town is a 45 minute drive so we recommend some shopping for personal tastes and items for breakfast and dinner before hand.

    We are a 40 minute drive from the Costa Tropical. Granada city is an hour and a half by car, the Alpujarra and Sierra Nevada around an hour. Bus connections are very limited and restricted to weekdays.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week




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