Small farm needs help with spring planting and some fence construction in Poland

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  • Description

    Description

    Wood choping, fence fixing, grass mowing, building vegetable beds - main challenges for this season.

    My name is Joanna and I run a tiny organic farm in Southern Poland. I grow mainly beans, squash, corn, cucumbers, garlic, potatoes, and fruits My aim is to increase the fertility of the soil and produce high quality food for humans and animals. I develop my farm in accordance with permaculture principles to achieve a harmonious coexistence with the environment.The farm is The farm is located in a very clean area among the hills, the house is surrounded by a forest with a stream and fields, it is very quiet. 4 sheep, two cats and a dog help me keep order.
    I run the farm by myself and this is a challenge of adapting the scale of the project to one person resources. This is why I put all my efforts to rearrange the space according to the permaculture principles - care for the earth, reduce waste, obtain reasonable productivity with reasonable effort. Still, the ideal is yet to come, and in the meantime I would enjoy someone else contributing with work and ideas
    If you have technical skills (electricity/pv/construction with wood) there are possible projects to accomplish (walpini, rainwater system, ponds, fences).
    If you have some experience in farming/gardening, excellent.
    In May we plant.
    In June we harvest hey and weed.
    In July we harvest some vegetables, fruits, hey, make some weeding, maintenance works around and if there is time left, we arrange new banks.
    In August/September we harvest beans, more fruits, put them in jars etc.
    In October we may make garden structures.

    I prefer couples of whichever genres, but please note most of the work in the farm requires certain stamina, except perhaps from housekeeping work.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals

  • 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

    My region is traditionally agricultural, and I do not use solutions typical of industrialized modern agriculture. The farm is small and many works are done by hand. In return for help, I offer learning the principles of permaculture, the operation of ecosystems and my agricultural knowledge. In case of interest, it is possible to jointly perform various projects, which I postpone for lack of time: solar greenhouse, Hugelkultur garden bed, solar fruit dryer, herbal spiral etc. Also rest in an ecologically uncontaminated place and walks in the forest, bike, unforgettable views.

  • Help

    Help

    In the summer season, help in field work, planting, care and harvesting is useful. Sometimes you need to improve the fence, or arrange the area. I look after the animals because it is my passion, but if you like to spend time with them, you can also take part in specific works. In times when I have the most field work, I also need support in the kitchen.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    One room available, access to the kitchen and shared bathroom. The house is wooden, from 1931, with clay plaster . I prefer sharing cooking duties, because when I have a lot of work in the field, I usually do not have time to cook so sharing kitchen duties will be very helpful. I can cook vegan. Some of the vegetables and groats will surely be available from my garden.
    Optionally you can use your tent/camper.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The house is located outside the center of the village, but you can move around by bike in the immediate area. In the neighborhood there is a horse stud. Tourist attractions, several wooden churches listed on the UNESCO World Heritage List, interesting rock formations, a large forest with mushrooms and a lookout tower. Location rather for people looking for peace. We can practice yoga or taichi chen together.
    Getting to Krakow by plane, from Krakow by train or by bus, last 10 km by my car.

  • 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

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    There is a lot of space.

  • 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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