Our sustainable and organic farm is an ecological centre designed in Permaculture and located on the Emilia-Romagna Apennines, on the edge of the Foreste Casentinesi National Park. It’s a wonderful place surrounded by a breath-taking landscape and uncontaminated nature.
We carry out countless activities, including cultivation of vegetables, fruit, berries, aromatic herbs, forestry, beekeeping, cereals and legumes, as well as farmstay and educational activities.
The farm is designed in permaculture and it’s inspired by the ecological practices of various parts of the world. The cultivation of vegetables is mainly practiced with the biointensive method (market garden) from April to November. With a focus on multi-functionality and biodiversity, in our garden we cultivate all the most commonly used vegetables, as well as flowers and aromatics.
Various areas of the farm have been terraced for cultivating aromatic herbs, fruit trees and forest fruits, vegetables, legumes or cereals. As of cereals, we only cultivate ancient grains. We try to work the soil as little as possible and when necessary we only do superficial works.
Among the fruit trees we count 40 different varieties of ancient apples, 20 varieties of ancient pears and cherries, plums, kiwis, persimmons, nuts, almonds, figs, peaches, apricots, loquats, pomegranates, mulberries, pawpaws, pomegranates, feijoas, jujubes, etc.
We also have a beautiful Food Forest rich in biodiversity, 2 km of swales, water basins and bees for pollination and honey production.
Help in the house
You will be sharing a lifestyle and be part of a project that aims to be a model for future farming and living.
Besides, you will also have the chance to learn how permaculture and natural farming can be applied in practice.
This host offers accommodation and payment.
We are looking for people who can help us with the farmstay, so the activities can be as follow:
- helping in the kitchen
- helping with tourists.
WE ASK A MINIMUM STAY OF 3 WEEKS.
We offer the option of sleeping in the dormitory (max. 4 people) or in your own tent, depending on availability and preferences.
In the case of the dormitory, we provide a mattress, pillow, pillowcase, and mattress cover. Remember to bring with you your own bathrobe, towel, top sheet for the bed, blankets or sleeping bag.
Meals are included in your stay and they are consumed together. Everyone takes part in their preparation and in the following cleanings. When the agritourism kitchen is open, we have meals at the same times as guests and in the same room.
Every task and every season requires different times and commitments, in any case you will have free moments for yourself, to rest and visit the territory at your leisure. We are located on the edge of the Foreste Casentinesi National Park, so, there's pleanty of natural attractions nearby.
The farm cannot be reached by public transports, but we can come to pick you up at the closest bus stop (3,5 Km from the farm).
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
More than two
6 hours per day