Help us with vegetable growing in Campines, Belgium

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  • Description

    Description

    Hello

    I'm a CSA market garden (U-pick system).
    We grow all kind of vegetables you can imagine (and that will grow in our climate). This means a diversity in crops and a divers looking field. I'm also experimenting with ley farming, a system with a lot of grass in the rotation for better soil conditions and less fertilizer imputs.

    I myself live in a yurt a the moment, so sleeping quarters will be in a small tent or your own at the moment. Electricity and water + wifi are available.

    You can check the facebook page-ask me for the link- for more on the farm.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Farmstay help
    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

    Depending of course on what you are looking for, we have a train station half hour walk or 10min by bike with hourly service to Antwerp.

    As I have a U-pick, I also organise events on the farm (like table on the farm), meeting new people with the most diverse of back grounds. If you want to, Dutch is a possible language we can help you with, but you'll need some basics if you want to make serious progress.

  • Help

    Help

    All the veg work: bed prep, planting, weeding. Harvesting is normally done by customers.
    Some projects like new chicken tractors, upgrade the living quarters, ...
    Looking after the chickens and the pig.
    Upgrading the compost toilet form something that works to something that looks good and people prefer, even if they are indoors.

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    Dutch: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Bring your own or a smallish tent. At my new place, I don't have seperate rooms (I live in a yurt), toilet and bath are available in house like structure next to the yurt.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Bus service toward train station, giving you access to direct train links to Antwerp and Hasselt and from there to the rest of Belgium. Also direct bus link to Turnhout.

    We have some of the best nature reserves in Belgium for insects (dragon flies and others) nearby (half hour by bike), I'm member of the local kayak club, so you can join in for some paddling.

    It is pretty flat land, so a lot of bike tours, but also off road is possible.

    Applications should come in at least 1 month before arrival. Last minute requests for hospitality will be ignored except if they come with an excellent CV + letter of application. 5 lines won't do the trick.

  • 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

    Maximum 25 hours per week. Depending on the project. Normally half day (4-5 hours), work with the sheep is 8-10 hours, day of will be given.

Plowing some sand onto the asperagous during an internship
Host ref number: 693591423857