Help develop a sustainable organic farm project with a spiritual basis in southern Sweden

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  • Description

    Description

    The farm is a small organic farm project nurturing the soul and the soil. For many years we (Eric and Emiilia) had a vision to live a sustainable, spiritual life by putting into practise years of knowledge and training. In the spring of 2017 we bought a small property in Skåne to realise our dream – This Farm.

    Our aim is to create a sustainable community for simple living and spiritually enlightened life. Simple living consists of using permaculture principles, growing our own organic vegetables, care for animals according to ahimsa (non-violence) and using their manure to build up soil. Our commitment for nature and animals is based on our belief that the earth and life is sacred and we need to nurture it and each other.

    Our spiritual practise is based on the ancient Vaishnava tradition of India (popularly known as the Hare Krishna movement) and contains bhakti-yoga, mantra meditation and singing together (kirtan-yoga), which you are invited to join. People practicing other spiritual traditions are also welcomed and will be offered the space for their practises, and invited to take part in our spiritual routines as well. It is not required to have a spiritual practise to volunteer at our farm, but while sharing space, life and work together in the farm, we all need to have a curious and empathic attitude towards spirituality.

    We would like our volunteers to stay for one to three months. During their stay, we ask from volunteers orderliness, reliability and politeness. For longer stays, according to mutual agreement, we expect and offer more commitment.

    On the farm premises, smoking and consumption of alcohol, drugs, meat, fish and eggs is not allowed. Volunteers are required to abstain from these products while on the farm.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Farmstay
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Help with Computers / internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We can share our knowledge and skills in:
    - cow and horse care/animal husbandry according to ahimsa principles (non-violence, non-slaughter)
    - permaculture (organic holistic gardening and sustainable principles)
    - dairy production
    - building
    - vegetarian cooking and baking, with a focus on Indian cuisine
    - languages including English and Swedish
    - spiritual development through classes, chanting and mantra meditation within the vaishnava tradition

  • Help

    Help

    The help we need at the farm is made up of daily services and projects. The daily services are: cow and horse care, gardening, hand milking, cooking, baking and preserving, and cleaning. The projects include building, maintenance of buildings and animal training.
    In the spring of 2019 our big projects include: reconstructing one of our barns into a certified kitchen, summer café, and orangerie.
    We also have smaller projects continuously, and volunteers are invited to propose and manage these.
    Volunteers interested in building, both willing to learn or already competent, are very welcome.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, Swedish, Finnish, German, French, Spanish

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Guest house with en-suite bathroom or guest room in the main house. Bed linen, towels and internet are provided.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We live in the beautiful southern Swedish countryside, close to the cities of Lund, Malmö and Copenhagen. Opportunities for nature trekking, cycling and day trips. There is a bus stop nearby with decent communication to the bigger cities during weekdays.

    At any given time we have 4-9 volunteers living at the farm, plus a family of 3. Women and men live in separate living quarters in shared rooms with modern facilities.

    All meals are prepared by the kitchen team and shared.

  • 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

    5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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