Help me cultivate various plants near Taormina, Sicily, Italy

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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 in Fiumefreddo di Sicilia 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 2 dogs. The land looks like a botanical garden (paradise).

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Language practice
    Gardening
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Help around the house
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • 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 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 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

    German: Fluent
    Italian: Fluent
    English: Beginner
    Spanish: Beginner
    French: Beginner

  • 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. You can use one mountain bike and one city bike 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 maybe with me.

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

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