Help me cultivate various plants near Taormina (Italy)

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  • Description

    Description

    My name is Giorgio, I am retired and live alone in my 1 hectare of land where I cultivate various plants ( olives, oranges, kumquat, loquat, mandarins, avocadoes, banana, etc. ) for self consumption. I also take care of a little vegetable garden and a collection of cactus and succulents. I have 4 dogs. The land looks like a botanical garden (paradise).

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Farmstay
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Language practice
    Help with Computers / internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    I am Italian and speak also fluent German, travellers can learn both languages. They can learn a lot about botany and agricolture and how to make delicious jam and marmalade. Travelers can visit near by natural reserve or cities such as Catania and Syracuse that belong to the cultural human heritage (UNESCO) and make trekking on the Etna.

  • Help

    Help

    I need help with pruning, harvesting (olives in October-November, almonds in August and loquat in April-May), fertilizing and weeding the vegetable garden. I would also appreciate help with feeding the dogs and making marmalade and jam.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    italian, German (very fluent), and a little English, French and Spanish

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Accommodation is in verandas outsite, one single and one double, both furnished with bed, table, chairs and beautiful views of the garden and of Mount Etna. I am happy to accommodate both vegan and vegetarian diets.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Fiumefreddo di Sicilia the city where I live, is situated between the sea (25 minutes walk) and Mount Etna.
    I love to live my life in nature, with my dogs. I expect that volunteers respect my house as guests and share my lifestyle in nature. The railway station is 30 minute walk and the airport of Catania a 45 minute drive. Taormina, the most famous tourist city in Sicily is 15 km away. WIFI always available gratis. You can use one mountain bike and two city bikes gratis.
    During their time off helpers can visit near by natural reserve or cities such as Catania and Syracuse that belong to the cultural human heritage (UNESCO) and make trekking on the Etna.

  • 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

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week (2 days off)

on the top of the volcano Etna with Gisele and Daria
ready to ascend the volcano Etna
my land
on the background the volcano Etna view from my land
The volcano Etna view from the beach of Fiumefreddo di Sicilia
the beach of Fiumefreddo di Sicilia ( 25 minute walk from my house)
my dogs Lupo and Flick (the black one) on the top of volcano Etna ( 3340 meter)
my dogs on the top of Pizzi Deneri 2847 meter (volcano Etna)
Etna eruption taken by myself on 6th June 2008
Etna eruption in the morning view from my house
Etna eruption in the morning view from my house
Etna eruption taken by myself on 6th June 2008
on the highst top of Mount Etna
on the peak of Pizzi Deneri 2847 meter (Mount Etna)
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