Help at our farm and social promotion association in on the hills of Saludecio, near Cattolica, Italy



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  • Description


    This is an individual farm and social promotion association. It is located in a beautiful 7-hectare hill on the hills of Saludecio, 20 km from Cattolica in the Province of Rimini. Since 2015, when we took this land, we have dedicated ourselves to restoring the abandoned olive field and the restoration of facilities and accomodation. We use the principles of permaculture and regenerative organic agriculture as an a methodological approach and as work tools. In addition to the olive grove that we have integrated with other crops such as artichoke, asparagus, blackberries, currants, hazelnuts and almonds, we have terraced part of the land to be able to cultivate it with vegetables. Now we have about half a hectare of vegetable garden and another experimental garden of more didactic as well as production use. At the village we do not only deal with agriculture but we also work on the upgrading of green building structures, we offer training courses in the fields of permaculture, agriculture, art, green building, food, etc. We organize courses with children and adolescents; we practice yoga and meditation. Our cuisine is mainly vegetarian with products from our garden.

    We like to understand volunteers as part of our project, even if for a short time and we like the idea of ​​exchanging knowledge and experiences. We are open to foreign volunteers and we speak English, French, Spanish and Portuguese. The typical day of a volunteer is awake at 7:00 am, breakfast and a small briefing on the work before starting the day. We go from 8 to 12 with a break and then prepare lunch together. In the afternoon you can relax a bit and help another hour. In the summer, people try to avoid helping outdoors during too hot hours. Saturdays and Sundays we do not work except when there are things urgent do do or during courses or events.

    The volunteers sleep in a comfortable yurt and the services in the village consist of a kitchen, a comfortable barrel compost toilet and a shower with water heated by a wood-fired boiler

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance

  • 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

    Workawayers will be integrated in our activities and they will learn our permaculture methodology we use as our approach. We also use the methods of rigenerative agriculture as our approach for taking care of our land and for the growing of our plants and vegetable.

  • Help


    Workawayers are asked to help us in the field. We work on our vegetable gardens during the whole year and according to the season we work on the perennial vegetable and trees. We have olives trees and we collect olives during october november and we prune them in the winter. We use organic fertilizers and we produce organic compost that we use in the field.

    We also work on the restoration of buildings and dwellings using the eco approach and materials.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    French: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Hosts will be accommodated in a comfortable yurt (a typical mongolian tent of 50 square meters. Services are: a furnished kitchen, a wooden heated shower and a compost toilet. We are mainly vegetarian but not exclusively.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Normally we do not work on week end and helpers can enjoy the location during the free time. There are many footpaths around villaggio arcadia and medieval towns to visit just few km from us. The town of Saludecio (which is one of these medieval towns) is 15 minutes walk from villaggio arcadia.

  • 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 possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    This host has said they are willing to accept those travelling with a pet.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 792695377223