Help us on a family farm and learn all about bread and organic farming Sant Agata de Goti, Italy

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 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks

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  • Description

    Description

    This was a rural community project that turned in the last years into a family farm. Now there's Ciro and his partner Katherina (with swiss origin) running the farm with help from Ciro's sister Titta and his parents. With the birth of our son Emiliano Ocotber 2017 the farmlife changed again. Katherina spends most of her time watching the baby while Ciro takes care of the huge vegetable garden and the breadmaking. We try to be self-sustaining with food and we live from the sale of our agricultural products.

    Our main focus is on the bread. We are part of a network with 8 other farmers with which we cultivate ancient varieties of wheat that we use to make pasta and bread. We run a small stonemill that has been bought due to a crowdfunding with more than 127 persons. Two to three times a week we prepare bread in an wood stove which we sell on markets.

    Most of the work that volunteers will do is in the huge vegetables garden. As well we have some fruit trees, an olive grove and a vineyard. We have pigs and chickens, for meat and eggs. And we have three lovely dogs and many cats.

    As every farm we are always quite busy. We try to involve the volunteers as good as we can in our daily routines.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Babysitting and creative play
    Farmstay help
    Help with Eco Projects
    Animal Care

  • 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

    With us you can learn how to do bread including the whole process starting form the grain to the wheat to the bread. You can also learn about organic gardening, making wine and how to preserve fruits and vegetables.

  • Help

    Help

    On our farm the volunteers can share the daily work we do. We don't have work schedules or preplan the hours. There is always a lot to do. Volunteers will help us in the garden and doing the bread, making flour and feeding the animals. I would say that our place is perfect for someone who's interested to experience real farmlife. It's definitely not the right place for people looking for a holidayfarm or petting zoo.

  • Languages spoken

    Spanish: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    Italian: Fluent
    German: Intermediate
    English: Intermediate

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    You will stay in a room with four beds.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We live near Sant Agata de Goti, a very pretty town. Caserta is about 40 km away, there you can visit the Reggia di Caserta. Also Naples is not far away.

  • 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

  • ...

    Hours expected

    5 days a week, max 25 hours/week

this is the room for the volunteers
in this wood oven we bake the bread
harvesting the wheat
with the wheat we grow we make our own flour
two times a week we make bread
on the road that leads to our farm









Host ref number: 645831528281