Help me to clean up my olive farm near Kallithea, Messenia, Greece .

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  • Description

    Description

    Hello :)
    My name is Georgios. Although born and raised in Athens, my roots are coming from an agricultural family from the area of Kalamata region.
    A few years back, i undertook the supervision of the family farm consisted of nearly 2000 olive trees. After bringing the trees back in shape i have decided to focus on the quality of the koroneiki variety olive oil achieving awards in international competitions for quality.
    Last year a team from workaway helped achieving this mission in one of the hardest years in the whole region. Thank you guys for all your help, our efforts were recognized internationally :)
    This year things are looking good too at the moment all going well ☝️
    Unfortunately, due to new very strict laws in Greece, for the harvesting season i cannot risk to take any volunteers for olive picking. So you can understand the situation, in case someone does not have a permit to work legally in Greece and is found by the authorities working in the farm, i can be penalized by 10.500€ per person that does not have the required papers. There are some grey areas in the law, im not willing to take such a disastrous risk until everything is clear...

    On the other hand, little bit away from all the action going on these days , there is work to be done.

    First we need to clean up the fields, clean branches that are cut from the trees, pile the woods, some maintenance works etc. Also we will are preparing pickled olives.
    We are looking for patient, positive personalities who enjoy nature for 1-2 weeks, willing to help out.

    Any questions, please feel free to ask :)

    Internet access is only by 4g without a good signal, meaning you need to go try and find a good spot to get good speeds.
    Beach is nearby , if it is a good, warm and sunny day we will go spend a few hours on the beach and have a swim.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    Babysitting / child care
    General Maintenance
    Farmstay
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Language practice
    Art project

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Travellers from my point of view can benefit from seeing different sceneries , try local foods and spirits ,meet the locals if they want ,visit archeological monuments , fresh air and nature nature nature!!!

  • Help

    Help

    Just in case - Art Project - i would like to have a more proffesional documentary of the oil making, you think you can help ?

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    english , greek

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Private room with shower and toilet

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Great place for walking , you need a car to go to amazing places like Voidokilia , Polilimnio , Nestors Castle ,Methoni Castle etc

  • 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?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

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





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