Experience our vegan-friendly community-supported farm and learn more about gardening. Germany

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  2019 

 Min stay requested: at least 1 month

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  • Description

    Description

    We are the first veggie cooperative in the region of Berlin and Brandenburg. We grow our food all organic and plant-based. Located in the city Frankfurt (Oder), only 1,5 hours from Berlin, we connect the country-side and the country's capital. You will have the chance to grow with us and experience the whole project from the very beginning. We have just started planting in spring 2019, so everything is still new and in the progress.
    Our cooperative started as a intiative of consumers being unhappy with the way their food is being produced. We want fresh and locally-grown vegetables without the suffer of any animals, but as much biodiversity as possible. Instead of getting frustrated we wanted to do something about it. Today we are a strong community working together for the same goal. We would love to welcome you on our farm, when you are also looking to make the world a better place for animals and nature, too.
    Fred, Timo and Marie are our dedicated gardeners. Freddy and Judith with the help of Veronika mostly work in the "office" and organise everything what the gardeners need on the farm and also the communitcation of our community-supported farm. Simon is our one-year-intern, who helps in the garden and everywhere around.
    We are a young and dynamic team looking forward to introduce you in what we do and offer you space for your own ideas and initiatives, if you want to.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Help with Eco project

  • 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

    Join us, if you want to learn more about gardening, community building and vegan healthy food. You can connect with our lovely members from Berlin and Brandenburg and can meet new people and friends.
    You will receive free accomodation and fresh vegetable and fruit from our farm. You will be supplied with all basic cooking needs. You will be provided with food for three full meals a day. (Breakfast with whatever you want, a rich Picknick on the field, and a dinner, cooked together)

    Gardening is a great body workout ;) You can spend much time outside and connect with nature and learn where our food comes from and how it grows.

  • Help

    Help

    On a farm, there is a lot to do like planting, weeding and harvesting. The tasks can be very diverse. No gardening experience is necessary, as we are happy to introduce you to the tasks and share our knowledge with you.

    At our community farm we are a young team with more passion than experience ;-) . We have three trained gardeners (Fred, Timo and Marie) and a one-year intern (Simon) - our carrot manager, how we also call him. Freddy and Judith are the founders of the farm, and plan and organise a lot, while also helping in the field as often as possible. Sometimes there are friends and members of the community coming to volunteer. Every second saturday in a month we have a community gardening day, where friends and neighbours are invited to garden with us and get to know the farm and environment.
    Everyone here will be happy to get to know you and welcome you on the farm.

    No doubt, working on a farm can be physically challenging, especially as we work in almost every weather (bring warm and waterproof clothes for winter). However, you might find tasks matching your skills and interests. On Monday we start with a weekly meeting, brainstorming about what needs to be done or what we want to do during this week. On Wednesdays we need your help for harvesting. Otherwise every week looks kind of different and especially during the winter there could be more time for creativity and renovations.

    As we are living together and share an apartment, we are all responsible for the tidiness of that space and the wellbeing of everyone. In the evening we have a big (vegan) dinner all together with fresh seasonal vegetables.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    German, English

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Our gardeners-apartment lays only a few hundred meters away from the farm. You will share a room with one other volunteer or the friend you are travelling with. It is fully furnished and renovated. We have a balcony, a dining room and an extra living/chill room to spend time together. We enjoy spending time together, while cooking, watching movies, going on trips in the surrounding.
    In the kitchen you will find plenty of food and all basic kitchen needs. If there might be something missing, please let us know.
    As mentioned before, in the evening we cook together vegan meals with the fresh harvested veggies. During the day we have a picknick at the field.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    There is a tram station right next to our farm to go to Frankfurt (Oder), the next bigger city. You can also go there easily by bike, as it is only 5km away. Berlin is very easy to reach by train too whithin 1.5 hours.
    We are vegan-friendly!!! :)

  • 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?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    5 hours, 5 days a week

Fresh harvest. We grow around 40 different vegetables. Also there are many fruit farmers around with apples, plums and cherrys
one of our two double rooms in our shared flat. Spending quality time together, cooking, eating, going to the lake is our favourite thing to do
Cooking meals on the fire. Music and good people and talks
Together we can achieve anything. We can learn from each other and grow
Get a good workout on the farm
girls can do anything
The "terratec" makes weeding easier
Biodiversity is all




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