Looking for nature lovers who like farmer markets, hospitality, sharing meals and experience in Faenza, Italy

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  • Description

    Description

    Hello humans!

    WHO: Andrea, 27 year old male, and his parents Paolo and Marina

    WHERE: località Cassanigo, city of Faenza , province of Ravenna

    WHAT: I decided to go back to farming after spending 5 years in San Francisco, California. My goal is to slowly convert my dad's fruit farm into a more sustainable one. Since 2015, I have been investing free time experimenting with new methods of farming, and results have been positive. The farm has improved in many aspects, first by growing different varieties of produce, secondly by adding grains and veggies, and lastly because the whole farm evolves around the BEES.
    The harvest begins in May and ends in December. Generally, we grow cherries, peaches, apricots, rasberry, figs, kiwi, apples, pears, persimmon, pomegranate, melon, and watermelon ... ecc...

    For veggies we plant topinambur (jerusalem artichokes), safferon, potatoes, pumpkins (15 varieties), tomatoes, zucchini, cucumber, onions, garlic, shallots, broccoli , califlower, kale, fennel and artichokes.

    WHEN: You will decide that, I reccommend summer time which goes from May until September, but also the winter time here is really charming. I request a minimum of 21 days, but I strongly reccomend a month, since people who stay that long usually get the best results.

    NOW: While my dad is mainly taking care of the fruit orchard, I manage all of the veggies production and the beekeeping activities. we sell all our products directly to people at farmer markets or restaurants. We have a small production of honey, made out of 20 beehives. We mainly produce Acacia, tillium, chestnut, tarassaco and sunflower honey.

    B&B: To close this beautiful project that originated around the land we decided to open a B&B. The mantainance of the B&B includes making beds, preparing breakfast and helping around the house.

    YOU mostly will be helping me in the field and around the house via gardening and mantaining every living organism alive :) During the morning time you will also help in the house by preparing breakfast for the tourists or doing some other activity.

    Afternoon time is often dedicated to harvesting fruit and vegetables that we bring to the market on the next day.

    HOW: We will usually work in the field from early morning (depends on the period of year) until 11 o'clock in the morning. then we prepare lunch and after lunch we will take our sweet time to digest the food ( SIESTA) and in the afternoon we normally prepare for markets from 3pm to 5pm.

    During a busy market I will also request your help. Farmer's markets are three times a week in the main plaza of RAVENNA.

    PLEASE do not hesitate , for God's sake! WE are here to create and make a better WORLD for us to live in.......

    CHEERS
    Please contact me for more info.
    Grazie
    CdV

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

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

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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  • 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

    farming skill, fruits and veggies.

    gardening around the BB

    getting to know the bees

    living the city and the farm around faenza

    seeing the all farming process, from planting to harvesting and selling

  • Host offers payment in line with the minimum wage

    Host offers payment in line with the minimum wage

    This host offers accommodation and payment.

    Host has indicated that they will pay at least the minimum hourly wage of their country for each hour worked and that accommodation will also be provided. They are asking for help with a business or business activity. Contact the host directly via the site messenger for more information and details about the wage provided. Any arrangements should be agreed in advance with your host.

  • Help

    Help

    i have used this website for couple years already and people from all nationality have stayed at this house.
    I have mostly had gret experience, even if few ones were not that nice. With this message i like to advise workawayers that we are a four season farm with attached a Bed and Breakfast, this to say that to maintan this operation there is a lot of work involved. I always ask workawayers what suits them best during the day and i always try to find a solution because i believe in working as a team.

    I like to be clear though, farming is fun and really mind-opening but it's not easy work.
    thanks
    A

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    Italian: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    You can contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    single bedroom with shared bathroom and shared kitchen.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Faenza, famous ceramic city all over the world, 10 km close to the mountains range of Appennino and 25 min close to the adriatic sea and the city of Ravenna.
    5 km from the train Station of faenza.
    Availability of a bicycle and car transportation if needed.

    Everything is possible when needed :)

  • 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?

    Two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week














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