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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  • Description

    Description

    New: opening available 9 September to 2 October!
    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.
    We only take helpers from mid March or April through October.
    We only take volunteers for minimum of 3-4 weeks. No short term stays.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Cooking / shopping
    Farmstay
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Language practice

  • 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

    Languages spoken

    English,German,French,Spanish

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    There is a spare bedroom in the main house upstairs in the Hostel with bunk 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 3 weeks, we don’t 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

  • 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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