Join our green experience in a social farming project just outside of Rome, in Zagarolo, Italy.

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Italy

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  • Description

    Description

    Hello!
    We are a cultural association promoting a social farming project and sustainable tourism project. We are young and open minded farmers and we started our project collecting neglected lands in the country side of our small medieval old town just 30 minutes far from Rome downtown. Now we have a main field in which we cultivate a vegetable garden with different organic techniques, we have 70 olive trees and an hen house with chickens and gooses, two cats and a dog, We have a couple of goats to begin a raw cheese traditional production, we have there a small direct sales point. We product sweet jams and salty creams from the vegetables and fruits we pick up in our field and in other lands in the sorroundings. On Sundays we participate to the town Farmer Market that brings together producer and critical consumers who choose Km0 food, on Saturdays we participate to various organic market in Rome. Monthly we organize events to promote our activity and an other way to re-think the link with nature, production and food. Every week we manage cooking class events in our green hostel, so we can meet there an amazing international community of travellers and globetrotter.

    COVID 19 : All our cultural activities are for the moment suspend (cooking class, open days, tourist welcoming...)

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    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

    We think that with us you can learn a lot about farm works, even if our project is really small and experimental. Plus you will have the opportunity to benefit of the international atmosphere of our partner hostel, in which if you want you can spend part of your free time.

  • Help

    Help

    We need help in various tasks :)

    – Help our organic farming project to grow up! You will be involved in general farm works like soil preparation, sowing and harvesting (depending on the season), animal care, small renovation works...
    – Help us to organize the monthly "open day events" with workshops, farmer aperitive, little concerts...
    – Help to organize and manage the markets and the cooking class events in the partner hostel

  • Languages spoken

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

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    The accommodation is at our green hostel in Zagarolo, since 2009 promoting sustainable and local tourism near Roma. You will be accommodate in a 6 beds room, with bathroom. Sheets and blanket already there. You will have acces to all the services of the hostel : free wifi, swimming pool, green parc, cosy living room, free access books... Food from the menu are products from the vegetable garden. We provide breakfast, lunch and dinner. Possibility to have vegetarian food. we share all lunch together.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    In your free time you can relax at the field or in the common spaces of the partner hostel where wi-fi is provided (the hostel is located at 5km from the field), visit the beautiful old town (3km from the field) or take a train to visit Rome downtown (the local railway station is located at 4km from the field). We are in the beautiful surroundings of Rome, between the hills famous for wine production and good food.

  • 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

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    We could provide an common area with WIFI at our accommodation if you share before, the need. We use to ask an help during half of the day, and we don't have family routine so you can organize your own time as you wish.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    We welcome van travellers with pleasure !! Just let us know few time before to organize the area. You will enjoy the farm, and location much more sleeping under stars :) You can plug to electricity, use fresh water sink, and ecological toilet.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

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    Hours expected

    5 hours/day, 6 days/week

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Host ref number: 651462767924