Help with our organic farm, garden in Brackenheim, Germany




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    Hi, hi dear traveler,

    interested in learning to work with nature and on the way producing food?
    you want to learn or improve some of your carpentry or painting skills?
    or you always had wished to fall in love with a beautiful and charming alpaca?

    If so, join us on our journey into a live-worthier earth, creating a sunny spot for world travelers, diving into the whispering sounds of mother earth and her creatures.

    We offer you the skills to grow your own food :-)
    We offer you space, time and materials to test yourself in learning new skills, finding something resembling in you and expressing it.
    And if you are keen to: test your physical borders. We have sometimes a jungle of plants :-)

    Some basic farm data

    The farm was established in autumn 2014 by Stefanie. Cultivated area is 6 ha and 0,8 ha greenhouse area under organic conditions (demeter association). In spring 2015 we started our CSA (community supported agriculture) and delivered our first vegetables in June the same year.

    We grow more than 100 different vegetables and herbs to give our costumers a wide range of products year round. We planted already a couple of trees for the permaculture garden. At the moment we try to establish a Seed Cooperation with some other nearby farmers. Since summer 2016 we also startet to have some animals.

    Animals on our farm are:
    - 2 Alpacas
    - 6 Sheeps
    - 3 Chickens
    - 3 Cats
    - 6 Ducks
    - 1 Dog


    - completely own cultivation, we do not buy seedlings, we sow, peck and raise the plants by ourselves and by hand

    - we have the possibility to use only seed-proof seeds, which comes from ecological propagation; no hybrids, no genetic engineering and we collect our own seeds

    - we convert conventionally managed land to organic farming; this is an active contribution to environmental protection

    - we don't use sprays, including insecticides and fungicides that are otherwise authorized in organic farming: We weed by hand and plant biodivers so that a natural soil structure is preserved

    - we focus on biodiversity (flower strips, mixed culture), further distances between the plants for a better aeration and varieties that have been bred for organic farming (natural resistance) and a wide crop rotation. A mixture of permaculture and vegetable cultivation

    What you can learn:

    - We like to explain everything very well and have a lot of fun with gardening

    - You can gain a lot of practical experience and theoretical knownledge

    - we speak english, german and brasilian portuguese

    - live together in a small, peaceful community with people from all over the world

    - and many things more :)

    We do have "Extra Projects", which you can join, if you have a special talent or just the will, to do that. Like creative and construtionable things, painting walls, constructing shelters, repairing bikes, building things inside the house or making juice, herbs, tea, mixed-pickles, jam, sauces...and many more.
    We are also very open for your own ideas :)

    Extra tasks are also:
    - take care for the animals (not only feeding..)
    - take care for the whole farm and houses areas
    - FoodSharing
    - contact to our members
    - spread love :)

    We work together with FoodSharing. It is a cooperation to save food before it enters the dumpster. The food is shared at our farm. If you are interested in that topic you can join one of us during the weekly pick ups.

    For 2021 our projects are:

    - growing lots of vegetables
    - finishing our third permaculture garden
    - go on with chicken and duck keeping, with have plenty of indian runner duks
    - extending the production of herbs, for tea, spice mixtures
    - planting many trees
    - painting walls inside and outside the house, artists welcome
    - lots of construction things
    - & so many many things more :)

    Our chores for the whole year:
    - weeding (all by hand) - not so much in winter
    - planting (all by hand)
    - sowing (all by hand)
    - harvesting (all by hand)
    - take care for all plants
    - preparing soil (by hand/tools, machines)
    - watering
    - construction things
    - creativity and arts

    Everybody who enjoys working on a small scale farm in a nice and familiar atmosphere with place for 5-12 Volunteers at the same time from all over the world is welcome on our farm!

    We wish for people who are very interested in biodynamic farming and CSA (community supported agriculture) methods and who like to work physically.
    We are happy to teach our way of working to others and are open to new ideas and dedicated people. We do not just want to offer help against food and lodging - we live what we do and offer cultural exchange as well as learning.
    Volunteers should help us with the tasks 5 hours every day from Monday till Friday.

    Our roughly daily workplan (will change from season and work progress):

    Monday: construction, weeding or sowing, cleaning little shop
    Tuesday: construction, planting or sowing
    Wednesday: planting, weeding or sowing, preparing and packing goods for farmer shop
    Thursday: unfinished tasks of the week or harvesting in the afternoon
    Friday: harvest in the morning for CSA members

    Usually we work from 8-13, in summer we start at 6-11 during the hottest weeks, in winter we start at 9 or 10am depending on the temperature or work in the afternoon. These are just to give you an idea of the working schedule. If you want to work more you are welcome, but we won`t force you ;-) If you stay longer and really want to do a farm project we can make this possible and you can take your working time to work on the project.

    We host 3 up to 12 Volunteers at the same time, so you can get to know different people from all over the world.

    At the moment:
    February to April 2021: 3-5 volunteers; from May to Dec 2021: 5-12 Volunteers
    From April on there will be a complete house for the volunteers with two flats. Each one with kitchen and bathroom. So 3-6 people will share 1 bathroom.

    We can provide place to stay for 3, maximum 12 people in separated rooms and group rooms. One floor in one house of the farm is for apprenticeships and volunteers with kitchen and bathroom.

    All ingredients for meals are provided. We sometimes cook alll together, but usually the volunteers have their own space and time for cooking. You can arrange with the other volunteers to cook together or just make a cooking schedule. We are unfortunately usually a bit busy around midday because of picking up the kids from Kindergarten etc...

    We work as well on a worldwide volunteer cookbook. Therefore we really like if you cook a traditional meal from your country :-)

    Tourist attractions around:

    Nice to see round here is a old monastery (Maulbronn). Stuttgart and Heidelberg are nearby (half hour with train, one hour by car).

    Lauffen is a very nice city with a spooky story...

    In summer you can go swimming in lakes or swimming pools (20 min car drive).

  • Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Proyectos artísticos
    Práctica de idiomas
    Ayuda en proyectos ecológicos
    Proyectos de construcción y bricolaje
    Cuidado de animales
    Ayuda en una granja
    Cocinar para toda la familia
    Ayuda doméstica
    Mantenimiento general
    Ayuda con ordenadores/Internet

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Objetivos de sostenibilidad de las NU que intenta conseguir este anfitrión

    Objetivos de sostenibilidad de las NU que intenta conseguir este anfitrión

    Objetivos de las NU
    Fin de la pobreza
    Hambre cero
    Salud y bienestar
    Educación de calidad
    Igualdad de género
    Agua limpia y saneamiento
    Energía asequible y no contaminante
    Trabajo decente y crecimiento económico
    Industria, innovación e infraestructura
    Reducción de las desigualdades
    Ciudades y comunidades sostenibles
    Producción y consumo responsables
    Acción por el clima
    Vida submarina
    Vida de ecosistemas terrestres
    Paz, justicia e instituciones sólidas
    Alianzas para lograr los objetivos
  • Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    *️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️ Sowing, planting, weeding, harvesting vegetables and fruits in a biodynamic way
    *️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️ Building, constructing shelters for the animals (alpaca, sheep, chicken, duck)
    *️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️ Agroforestry garden, creating area for our future Free Farm Kindergarden, camping space and pond areas
    *️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️ Helping with FoodSharing: Save food before it is thrown away and share it with the neighbors and everybody who wants to
    *️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️ Meet a lot of other volunteers, we usually have 3 volunteers hosted,sometimes more ;-)

  • Ayuda


    The volunteer help is mainly gardening or farming in the greenhouse or on the field.

    Gardening chores are depending on the time you stay here, but mostly it is weeding, seeding, planting, watering, harvesting.
    We do all by hand, so it can be a refreshing physical task and not just farm romance you will learn :)

    We deliver our products weekly to our costumers. If you want to train your german skills, we can help you with that.
    In 2016 we startet animal keeping. Here we would need help with the fences and preparing food and water as well as just spending some time with the animals to make them used to humans.

  • Idiomas hablados

    German: Fluido
    English: Fluido
    Portuguese: Fluido
    Persian (Farsi): Principiante

  • Alojamiento


    Usually single and group rooms in a nearby apartment to the farm. With kitchen and bathroom. .
    The house is a bit older and has not so much modern furniture. The most of it is self-made and mixed. You should also have no problem to live with many people under one roof. The house is mostly organized by the people who visit us. An alternative living together and interaction.

  • Algo más...

    Algo más...

    We speak German, portuguese and English

    Markets are in nearby towns (10 minutes car drive). We cooperate with FoodSharing, therefore we get some food stuff like bread for free.

    We can provide vegetarian and vegan meals.

    Nice to see round here is a old monastery (Maulbronn). Stuttgart is nearby (40 min with train) and Heidelberg.

    In summer you can go swimming in lakes or swimming pools (20 min car drive).

    We can provide place to stay for 1, maximum 12 volunteers in separated rooms and group rooms.

    It is also possible to camp or to come with a motorhome.

  • Un poco más de información

    Un poco más de información

    • Acceso a Internet

    • Acceso a Internet limitado

      Acceso a Internet limitado

    • Tenemos animales

    • Somos fumadores

    • Puede alojar familias

  • Espacio para aparcar autocaravanas

    Espacio para aparcar autocaravanas

    Common campervan is no problem. We do not have a sink for waste water like camping sites have.

  • ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?

    ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?

    Más de dos

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    Horas esperadas

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Son opciones de calificación adicionales para cuando los miembros dejan sus comentarios. Se muestra la calificación media dejada en cada opción.

Precisión del perfil: (4.8)

Intercambio cultural: (4.8)

Comunicación: (4.8)

Número de referencia de anfitrión: 233329868981