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We are a very hard working Turkish couple running a dairy farm since 2000.
Our operation is designed as a 200 head conventional dairy however we are trying to stop the monocultural,industrial way of producing.We are what we eat and we are after;economical,ecological and social resilience;and we have to restore ,regenerate and keep these less fragile all first!!!We are willing to evolve our business into a more ecological ,soil caring farm.Our herd is the first "free of disease herd" in istanbul and we come clean since 2005.I think having healthy certified cattle is very important if people other then your family will be participating in the daily production.
We love our cows and we appreciate for the milk they produce.
There is a doorstep fresh milk delivery service which we built and all of our customers feel part of the production.
Through 8100 program we are looking for 12 neighbors.We already found the beef farmer,artist,worm manure producer and natural building architect-aim is to work on different activities in same land to compliment each other to provide the health of the soil.Their activities are sold/marketed through the doorstep delivery network,accommodation partially provided by the farm and this opportunity gives them time to focus on their main activity.Invitation is open for those who are interested to enrich soil and practice a communal life!
Cooking / shopping
Help with Eco project
Help in the house
By visiting our farm you can benefit a communal life and enjoy;
the variety in a fixed routine
good Turkish food
a platform where you could contribute with your own talent and feel useful
By visiting our farm you can learn;
natural building and design
soil health and efforts for resilience
The main help required are;
5 hours a day Max.
lots of cleaning-manure scraping,
helping with milking
taking cattle groups out to pasture
combing the cows
filling milk bottles
garden related work
build natural building houses
The most important thing I expect from the volunteers are that they support my production team(not necessarily physically-but can be mentally as well/jokes or simply creating a nice atmosphere for them also counts) as much as you can and show love/care for my cows which is mostly forgotten at the daily hessle.
-there is internet access at the office for you 1 hr a day
-you will either get a an apart. one bedroom/kitchen/livingroom wth a bathroom inside or a single bedroom/bath combination.and also for the tent stayers- we have the most beautiful bathroom made by natural building design team!
-Dinners:2-3 days a week I cook;4 days a week you cook at the guesthouse kitchen.(ingriedients provided by me)
-Lunch there is a catering service coming in for all of us
-Breakfast at the guesthouse wth the team or at the guest house wth other volunteers
-one day off
Our farm is only 90km to İstanbul and very easy to reach by bus from Esenler Bus station in istanbul.
-you can only volunteer for at least a min of 21 full days and above-not less.
-there are contract based positions available almost all times for different projects
-permaculture,holistic management and environment friendly life is what we are after
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
More than two
Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week