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We are The Permaculture Research institute of Romania - an NGO developing projects in the field of regenerative agriculture & ethical entrepreneurship, ecology, supporting the practice of permaculture in Romania with a multidisciplinary approach.
We invite you to volunteer at the "Sol și Suflet" regenerative farm - the permanent center for production, innovation and education, aiming to research and develop a profitable and scalable regenerative farming model which will empower farmers and growers with the knowledge necessary to grow their own food or manage their own regenerative farm or enterprise, while providing quality, fresh produce to local communities, growing soil and educating prospective farmers.
Through our project, we want to research, implement, promote and teach regenerative food production practices which improve soil fertility, protect biodiversity, mitigate climate change, create a profit and offer healthy food to local communities and a high quality of life for farmers. We aim to help develop a network of regenerative farms which support the environment, heal the land and offer quality fresh produce to people.
We use techniques such as biointensive market gardening, minimal till, crop rotation, mulching, green manure, natural stimulation of soil microbiological activity. We only use naturally-based inputs approved in biological agriculture.
Our farm was started at the beginning of 2021 and is located in Vlădeni, Dâmbovița, 1 hour away from Bucharest), near the forest, in the Romanian countryside of Romania, on 4 ha of land.
Currently, we are developing our production infrastructure, producing regenerative organic vegetables and herbs and preparing for next season.
Ayuda en proyectos ecológicos
Proyectos de construcción y bricolaje
Ayuda en una granja
We love to share our knowledge about regenerative agriculture, permaculture, construction, tools, food & cooking, off-grid living and community living.
At the farm, you can learn regenerative agriculture techniques and practices that you can then apply in your own projects, and learn to use various kinds of tools which make our work more efficient.
We are actively trying to create a space where people can exchange knowledge and insights and get a better understanding of regenerative agriculture and to create a farming community through community-living technologies, respecting and integrating individual authenticity,.
We host interns, volunteers, work-awayers, WWOOFers and we organize various activities like Permablitzes, hands-on courses and workshops, permaculture community festivals, open days, so there will be plenty of opportunities to meet new people with shared interests and expand your knowledge about regenerative food production.
We invite volunteers who are passionate about growing food in a way which is beneficial to both nature and humans. We need help with the usual farm activities: preparing beds, seeding, weeding, planting, taking care of the seedlings and plants, watering, harvesting and other tasks. Previous experience in farm work is appreciated, but not mandatory.
We offer free accommodation and 3 meals a day (we eat lunch together, for the rest of the meal we provide ingredients), in exchange for a 25-hours a week schedule. Our food is always fresh from the field and we rely mostly on farm-grown vegetables for our meals. We cook and serve vegetarian food.
Volunteers will be hosted either in the camping space at the farm (during summer) or in a rented house in the village where the farm is located (Vlădeni, Dâmbovița County), 10 minutes walking distance from the farm.
The house accommodation provides all the necessary facilities to ensure the volunteers’ comfort: internet, heating, fully equipped kitchen, bathroom, washing machine, bed sheets and towels, one room for each volunteer and a yard.
The farm contains indoor & outdoor kitchens, an outdoor compost toilet and a solar-heated outdoor shower, as well as Wi-fi, office and chill-out spaces.
The farm is located in a peaceful rural area with rich biodiversity, surrounded in part by forests and with a small river passing by, about 30 minutes away by car from the nearest city of Ploiești. You can spend time enjoying the rural rhythm of life and exploring the nature around villages in the area, visit the nearby Wild Bison reservation or plan a trip to the mountains, which are less than 1 hour away. The capital city, Bucharest, is located one hour away.
The main rules of living at the farm are:
- Use of alcohol or drugs is prohibited
- Shared Cleaning Program for the volunteer rooms and common spaces
- No use of physical or verbal violence
- Common spaces are shared by everyone but we are responsible for cleaning after ourselves.
- We can pick you up from the city of Ploiești.
Acceso a Internet
Acceso a Internet limitado
Puede alojar familias
We can host digital nomads during summer, when the outdoor office is available, as long as they can respect the working hours at the farm. In summer, they can work on their own projects in mid-day hours, or in their spare time. Usually, the internet connection at the farm is good. Occasionally, the connection might interrupt.
You can plug to electricity and water. Our parking space and camping area are large enough to accommodate camper vans of any size. You have access to the farm outdoor kitchen, compost toilet and solar-heated outdoor shower.
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5 hours a day, 5 days a week