Organic farm in Sabina, Rome, Italy

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Italy

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    28/09/2020

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  • Description

    Description

    This organic farm measures 9 hectares. It is family-run and has been certified organic since 1998. The farm produces extra-virgin olive oil, kiwis, small quantities of wine, cherries, figs, vegetables, and wild asparagus. It is located in Sabina, an area famous for its production of excellent olive oil. The owner, a high school teacher of agriculture, follows the volunteers. He requests help at different periods throughout the year, with a minimum stay of two weeks. Activities include harvesting and pruning. Volunteers can help 5 hours a day and rest two full days a week, or else choose to help extra hours whenever theres need. Volunteers eat typical products from the area. They can host 2 people throughout the year and 4 in october/november, during the olive and kiwi harvests. Two people can be hosted in a room with two single beds or in a double bed. The bathroom is private. Internet and bicycles are available for volunteers to use. There is also the possibility of volunteers having access to an independent kitchen. The house is located in Fara in Sabina (Rieti), in the center of a small rural village called Corese Terra, between hills covered with olive trees. The village is well connected to Rome (only 40km away). There is a bus stop 500 meters from the house and a regional train station about 5 km away (with a train about every 30 minutes). There are low-cost flights with connections to Roman airports: Fiumicino and Ciampino. If its necessary, we can pick you up from the station. With Rieti located in central Italy, Oro dei Quiriti is the ideal base for enjoying short stays in numerous Italian cities.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Farmstay help
    Help around the house
    Language practice
    Help with Computers/ Internet
    Teaching

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Volunteers can learn the importance of using low-impact agricultural methods, permaculture, and the benefits of eating organic food. More specifically, they can learn about organic fertilizers, the trimming of olive trees, how to save irrigation water, and how to organically protect olive trees against flies that can damage them.

    Volunteers can learn about bees, and how to make honey.

    Volunteers can also learn to speak Italian as English is not spoken in the household. Volunteers can also learn the secret recipes of traditional Italian cuisine from the host's mother.

  • Help

    Help

    Help at different periods throughout the year, with a minimum stay of two weeks. Activities include harvesting and pruning. Volunteers can help 5 hours a day and rest two full days a week, or else choose to help extra hours whenever theres need.

  • Languages spoken

    Italian: Fluent
    French: Beginner

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Volunteers eat typical products from the area. They can host 2 people throughout the year and 4 in october/november, during the olive and kiwi harvests. Two people can be hosted in a room with two single beds or in a double bed. The bathroom is private. Internet and bicycles are available for volunteers to use. There is also the possibility of volunteers having access to an independent kitchen. The house is located in Fara in Sabina (Rieti), in the center of a small rural village called Corese Terra, between hills covered with olive trees.

  • 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

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    Hours expected

    5 hours / day, 5 days / week

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Host ref number: 764756986477