Join us on our small scale non-profit organic regenerative goat and sheep farm and dairy in the charming village of Pedrovo, Slovenia

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  • Descripción

    Descripción

    Hi, would you like to experience a real farming life? Do you want to learn new skills and knowledge? Come and join us, and help us to develop our farm.

    We have a small-scale organic farm and small goat and sheep cheese dairy located in a quaint old village of Pedrovo on the edge of the Karst plateau above the Vipava Valley in southwest Slovenia.

    We are Tom and Borut a male couple in their 30s. We bought the 150 years old stone house with some abandoned land 11 years ago and started with renovation and restoration on the house and land. Borut is a biologist working as a wildlife conservationist and Park Ranger in nearby Nature Park. Tom is an economist who used to run a youth hostel and worked in a tourism destination management for a decade and decided four years ago to quit the job and be a full time small scale organic farmer and cheese maker.
    We make sure that our herd of Karst sheep (Istrian Sheep) and Drežnica Goats always enjoy their grazing. Both native, heritage breeds are extremely endangered. We pay special attention to breeding and taking care of our herd. The animals are pastured 24/7 on one of the species richest meadows in Europe. With pasturing we managing this fragile and endangered grassland habitat. The milk of both breeds is extremely rich and enables us to make a variety of products, all reflecting this unique and pristine environment and animals. In addition to goats and sheep, our farm is also home to quite some chickens. The fruit from our orchards and the vegetables and herbs from our gardens are made into jams, sauces and syrups. Come and help us with our animals, pastures, orchards, gardens... enjoy the peaceful life in our picturesque village, enjoy the beauty and fragrance of our meadows, admire the beautiful views, pet our goats and sheep. Welcome!

    On our gardens we grow different varieties of vegetables, specially local heritage and heirloom varieties. This year we are growing more then 80 heirloom varieties of tomatoes :-) In orchard we have plenty of fruit trees from apples and pears, cherries, plums, apricots, peaches, figs, pomegranates, meddlers, quinces, to elderberries, walnuts, chestnuts, jujubes...

  • Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Ayuda en proyectos ecológicos
    Jardinería
    Proyectos de construcción y bricolaje
    Cuidado de animales
    Ayuda en una granja
    Ayuda doméstica
    Mantenimiento general

  • 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

    Slovenia is small country with rich history and since we are a border region you can really feel mixture of cultural influences that result in very rich culinary and habits. You will be able to learn how is life on a farm far from big cities. Living in a village where u will be one of 18 inhabitants is pretty unique :-) While we like to cook and bake you will be able to learn some local recipes. You will have a chance to pick up some Slovene words. Knowledge about heritage breeds and old varieties of vegetables and fruits is also part of cultural exchange.

  • Ayuda

    Ayuda

    We are looking for helpers that want to become part of a farm for some weeks and want to give their contribution in development of our farm and our projects. We like people that are responsible and want to learn something new and also to left some traces in the story of farm development.
    So if you are looking for real experience of farm life and if you want to help with your skills to develop our projects you are welcome to join us :-)

    You will be able to learn about small scale organic regenerative farming by helping us with everyday farm life tasks.
    In the milking season (April - November) the first thing in the morning after breakfast is milking our goats and sheep on pasture with milking parlour. This can be as early as 6 am in the hot summer months. When we are milking twice a day (April - July), the milking has to be done also in the evening. There are chickens who need care every morning and collecting eggs. The baby goats and lambs on the pasture also need some additional food, fresh water and some petting every day :-)
    Every few days a new pasture has to be prepared. The karst dry pastures are full of herbs so helping there include aromatherapy together with stunning views.

    During the winter when is no milking there is some help with feeding the animals and taking care of lambs and baby goats. That is also time when we are cleaning bushes on pastures and preparing some firewood.

    You will be able to help also with some gardening, cooking, some DIY projects, so whatever have to be done in everyday farm life ;-)

    We are gay couple and welcome any gender workawayers to get in touch as well as couples. We are already thankful for your help on our farm and your strong will to learn new things and practices. The help is diverse and interesting.

    Right at the moment there is help with morning milking, preparing new pastures, cleaning bushes on pastures, gardening, some DIY projects,...

    Till next spring we have to make a new big herbal garden - 200m2 including some dry stone walls to be reconstructed... So on small farms like our there is always a lot of things to do :-)

    Helping on farm is not like working in an office. Helping on farm is a lifestyle. There is a lot of helps that have to be done on time and depends on weather. So some days we will help some hours more and the other days some hours less.

    We prefer visits at least for two weeks. In two weeks you catch some knowledge and work is then easier. So longer it is better it is :-) We are looking also for a longer period ( long term stay ) helpers even for all the season, the year...

    Two days a week are off to travel around.
    But if you decide to stay and sleep and eat and live with us on farm also on your off-days please help us couple of hours for exchange. Thank you for your energy, love, support and new knowledge.

    So if you are ready for sometimes rough farming life and you want to be satisfied at the end of a day after a successfully done tasks then we are right place for you :-)
    Looking forward to hearing from you soon and meeting you.

  • Idiomas hablados

    Inglés: Fluido
    Croatian: Fluido
    Italiano: Fluido
    Slovenian: Fluido
    Alemán: Principiante

  • Alojamiento

    Alojamiento

    We are living in 150 years old stone made house which we've been renovating last 11 years. You will be living with us sharing kitchen, living room and bathroom. We have two bedrooms for visitors. One with double bed and the other with two single beds. We can host four Workawayers. Sheets, blankets and pillows are provided. Sleeping-bags are not allowed because we want to keep rooms and mattresses clean. The house is 150 years old lady so act respectful and be tidy :-)
    All the meals will be prepared and eaten together. You will be able to help with cooking and baking too :-)
    The village is without water pipeline or springs. Every house has it's own water well catching rain water. The water is filtered so its drinkable :-) We respect water and the nature. That's why we take short showers and use water only when needed. Please close the tap/pipe/shower when not needed that we all have enough water also to drink, for animals, for cooking, for cheese making, to water plants,... please respect water and nature. Thank you.

  • Algo más...

    Algo más...

    You will have also time to explore the area. Both Vipava valley and Karst are wine regions with picturesque villages, castles, nice walking trails, rich local culinary... Nearby are also some bigger historic cities like Trieste and Gorizia. The coast is 20km away.
    The railway station is 4km away in village Branik where also bus stop is.

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    Un poco más de información

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    5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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Número de referencia de anfitrión: 382938111925