Volunteer in a farm to learn about growing tomatoes and other veggies with sustainable organic practices in Boenigen, Switzerland

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Switzerland

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    16/01/2021

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  • Description

    Description

    Currently seeking a female flat mate/house sitter now until mid March. This in not a volunteer position, no work expected nor meals provided and some rent charged. Do not apply if not already in Switzerland or Europe and single female.
    We are a small organic Agri business. We produce speciality heirloom tomato and other vegi seeds and seedlings which are sold at farmers markets. We are also an organic Garden cooperative in which our goal is to create a socially responsible and community based project that feeds its members and connects them to where the food comes from.
    We also run a small B&B so the world can come to us, which is currently closed.
    We only take helpers from mid March or April through October.
    We only take volunteers for minimum of 4 weeks. No short term stays.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Language practice
    Help with Eco Projects
    Gardening
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • 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

    Learn about Organic practices in every phase of the production. Learn about heirloom veggies and why plant diversity is so important. Eat super healthy and delicious food grown here on the farm... and even learn to cook it if you are interested. Learn some German or Swiss German. See the beautiful Swiss Alps and enjoy many, many free time activities and adventures in this beautiful part of the world. Hiking, biking, climbing, etc. and we are located near Interlaken Switzerland the Adventure Sport Capitol of the world! Also as we are in the center of Europe this is a fantastic starting point to see the rest of Europe. Bicycles are provided and will easily get you to all the fun things to do in this area.

  • Help

    Help

    Help needed varies with the season and abilities of volunteers but can be: gardening in greenhouse sowing seeds, transplanting, watering, inventory, etc. Helping at farmers markets with set up, take down and filling orders. Helping out in the fields digging, transplanting, weeding, picking, watering etc. General gardening on the homestead. Helping with household chores, cleaning, changing beds and Laundry. Conversing in Spanish if you "habla español" to help us learn Spanish better is also apriciated. Helpers are expected to work about 20hrs a week in return for room and 3 meals a day.

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    French: Beginner

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    There is a dorm bedroom in the main house with beds for up to two persons. We also provide bikes for you to get around on and the Public transport system here is fantastic. Note: we have cats! If you are allergic this is not the place for you. This is a non -smoking house, smoking is never allowed inside. We do not take Vegans or others with special diets or severe food allergies. Gluten free or Vegetarian is OK.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Minimum stay is 1 month, and we never take people for less than 3 weeks! We are omnivores. Please no Vegans or others with very strict dietary issues. No drugs or heavy drinking. We, your hosts, are very tidy and respectful, easy going people. As you will be living with us we are only looking for volunteers who are also tidy, respectful, happy and easy going folks. Taking helpers from April through October only. Note: we have cats! If you are allergic this is not the place for you.

  • 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

    This host has indicated that they love having digital nomads stay.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

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    Hours expected

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

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