Help out around our organic farm on the Sicily hills, Italy

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  • Description

    Description

    Organic farm on the Sicily hills.

    We have a farm on the Sicilian hills, looking on the seaside from the top. We have rabbits and chickens to take care. We have fruit tree to keep clean from weed and collect some fruit when the right time will come, we have a vineyard, olive tree and a small vegetable garden this depend of the season.
    The farm is not a commercial farm, we use all the products for family, and, if is the right time that the fruits are ready, for the volunteers to taste them.
    We are setting up a Camp at the farm to make the volunteers have the full experience of the farm and in direct contact with the nature.
    In the camp there is always things to build or improve to make the everyday like more confutable for all the volunteers that are coming to stay there.

    We need help all year around in different area depend of the month.
    January – The farm rest but is possible to do some building indoor, restoring furniture, working with wood, cleaning.

    February - The farm rest but is possible to do some building indoor, restoring furniture, working with wood, cleaning.

    March – The farm start to waking up, is possible to do some building indoor, restoring furniture, working with wood, cleaning and prepare the soil for some seeding.

    April – The farm is awake, waiting for volunteers to experiment planting, learning the seeding process, share they skills about gardening with other volunteers, weeding. From April on is possible to start to live in the camp at the farm.

    May – The farm is full awake, waiting for volunteers to experiment planting, watering, learning the process of saving water in a dry environment. Share skills and experience from other similar places with other volunteers, In May is possible to live full time in the camp at the farm. First fruits should be ready to be tested (Cherry, Medlar, and some peaches).

    June – The farm is full awake, waiting for volunteers to experiment planting, watering, learning the process of saving water in a dry environment. Share skills and experience from other similar places with other volunteers. Is time to start the cleaning of the fruit tree from bad weed and branches of wood. It is possible to live full time in the camp at the farm. Many fruits ready to taste (Cherry, Peaches, Plums, Pears, etc)

    July – The farm is full awake, last chance for planting of vegetables for the season, learning the process of saving water in a dry environment. Share skills and experience from other similar places with other volunteers. Is time to start the cleaning of the fruit tree and olive tree from bad weed and branches of wood. It is possible to live full time in the camp at the farm. Many fruits ready to taste (Peaches, Plums, Pears, almonds, etc). Is time to do a lot building and start projects based on the volunteers’ skills

    August – The farm is full awake and hot 😊, watering the vegetable garden and trees that has been planting before. Learning the process of saving water in a dry environment. Share skills and experience from other similar places with other volunteers. Is time to start the cleaning of the fruit tree and olive trees from bad weed and branches of wood. It is possible to live full time in the camp at the farm. Many fruits ready to taste (Peaches, Plums, Pears, almonds, figs, etc). Is time to do a lot building and start projects based on the volunteers’ skills.

    September – The farm is full awake is time for the wine making “Vendemmia” preparation of equipment and space to make wine. Watering the vegetable garden and trees that has been planting before. Learning the process of saving water in a dry environment. Share skills and experience from other similar places with other volunteers. Is time to start the cleaning of the fruit tree and olive trees from bad weed and branches of wood. It is possible to live full time in the camp at the farm. Many fruits ready to taste (Grapes, Plums, figs, Pears, Apples, walnut, chestnuts, etc). Is time to do a lot building and start projects based on the volunteers’ skills.

    October – Time for olives harvesting and make some fresh olive oil. Farm start the sleeping process; leaves start to fall colour start to change. Preparing the soil and start the planting for winter (vegetable and legumes that do not need watering but just the rain. Share skills and experience from other similar places with other volunteers. Is time to start the cleaning of the fruit tree and olive trees from bad weed and branches of wood. It is possible to live full time in the camp at the farm. Many fruits ready to taste (Chestnuts, Grapes, walnuts, etc). Is time to do a lot building and start projects based on the volunteers’ skills.

    November – Time for olives harvesting and make some fresh olive oil. Farm is in the sleeping process; leaves fall, colour start to change. Preparing the soil and start the planting for winter (vegetable and legumes that do not need watering but just the rain. Share skills and experience from other similar places with other volunteers. Is time to start the cleaning of the fruit tree and olive trees from bad weed and branches of wood. Still possible to live full time in the camp at the farm but we consider the weather condition. Many fruits ready to taste (Chestnuts, Grapes, walnuts, etc). Is time to do a lot building and start projects based on the volunteers’ skills.

    December – The farm rest but is possible to do some building indoor, restoring furniture, working with wood, cleaning.

    We follow a natural circle to make the camp working, using what we have around and to create the lowest wastage possible.We cook on the fire to use the ash for the toilet and collect the water from washing dishes, clothes and showering to water the plants.

    New projects will be started with suggestions for the volunteers. The farm is a place for volunteers, built and maintained by volunteers.

    At the farm we have tap water coming from the village, very good for drinking. We don’t have electricity; we use some solar lights for the night. To charge equipment volunteers must use power back or recharge at the near villages at the bar, we have a solar power back for volunteers to use.

    If you have some special skills or projects that you like to propose and start you are very welcome to do it.
    We are open to any suggestions to improve the place and make it more comfortable to everyone will come :)

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    PS: We can offer just accommodation in a tent at the farm, and every eight-ten days for volunteers that would like, is possible to stay in an appartement in one of the village where will be possible or wash cloths and sleep in a normal bed. The appartement is to share with the other workawayer, is a big open space, there is separation to have privacy with curtains.

    Most of the time we will ask 3 hours help per day or if you prefer do more hours and have some day off that is fine with us, you can organize your time as you like according to the task to do.

    Yor need to provide for your own food.

    When we will do a special project we can require more hours per day but that is when we will provide food as well and then depend of how many hours you can have days off.
    We can discuss everything and find the right balance and find best solution for everyone.

    Usually even in the farm season we are very relaxing, because the task has to be fun :).

  • Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Projets artistiques
    Pratique d’une langue
    Jardinage
    Bricolage et projets de construction
    S’occuper des animaux
    Aide dans une ferme
    Aide à la maison
    Entretien général

  • Objectifs de développement durable de l’ONU que cet hôte essaie d'atteindre

    Objectifs de développement durable de l’ONU que cet hôte essaie d'atteindre

    Objectifs de l’ONU
    Pas de pauvreté
    Faim «zéro»
    Bonne santé et bien-être
    Éducation de qualité
    Égalité entre les sexes
    Eau propre et assainissement
    Énergie propre et d'un coût abordable
    Travail décent et croissance économique
    Industrie, innovation et infrastructure
    Inégalités réduites
    Villes et communautés durables
    Consommation et production responsables
    Mesures relatives à la lutte contre les changements climatiques
    Vie aquatique
    Vie terrestre
    Paix, justice et institutions efficaces
    Partenariats pour la réalisation des objectifs
  • Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    You will enjoy nature at its best and you will work in a relaxing way. In your time off you can visit the magnific storic centre the Alì or go to trekking in the mountain behind the village and much more this when we are coming or you can walk long the beach and if the weather is goo swimming in the beautiful sea of Sicily. We are at 15km from Taormina that it is easy to reach by train or bus.

    You will learn how we use a natural circle to make the camp working, using what we have around and to create the lowest wastage possible.We cook on the fire to use the ash for the toilet and collect the water from washing dishes, clothes and showering to water the plants.

  • Projets impliquant des enfants

    Projets impliquant des enfants

    Ce projet peut impliquer des enfants. Pour en savoir plus, consultez nos directives et conseils ici.

  • Aide

    Aide

    SOME PROJECT THAT WE ARE WORKING ON.

    Please specify clearly in your message which project would you like to be involved on and what you would like to learn and share to/from other volunteers.

    Offering from few days to one week or more camping adventure on the land, to do some cleaning around the property (remove weed, burning branches, cutting tree branches.
    The place is on the valley in front of the village, with chestnut tree, almonds tree, walnut tree, olive tree and some other fruit tree (figs, apricot, cherry).
    There is tent available and a camping shower and a toilet are available, open fire cooking place is available.
    We will take everything very easy, helping few hours, take a walk to see around the land, relax on the hammack, work a bit more, cooking the food (we are going to cook all the food in open fire that we will make ourself).
    We probably will spend one of to days in the house at the village after 8-10 days at the farm, where we can have some nice shower and relax in a normal bed.

    PS:If you are interested and like more information write to me mentioning that you are intestested in the "Camping Special Project"

  • Langues parlées

    Anglais: Courant
    Italien: Courant

  • Hébergement

    Hébergement

    Where we will be at the farm the accomodation is in a tent. Usually each volunteer will have a tent for them self.

  • Autres infos...

    Autres infos...

    When just accomodation will be provvided: 2-3 hours per day, 5 to 6 days a week (or rather max 15 hours per week - some days full, some days part time, some days free, depending on the period and on the works and how you like to organize your time...)
    Becouse the amonth of request the the number of volunteers at the same time, we can't offer food, so you will have to provide yourself

  • Informations complémentaires

    Informations complémentaires

    • Accès Internet

    • Accès Internet limité

      Accès Internet limité

    • Nous avons des animaux

    • Nous sommes fumeurs

    • Familles bienvenues

  • Possibilité d’accueillir les digital nomads

    Possibilité d’accueillir les digital nomads

    Cet hôte a indiqué qu’il aimait accueillir les digital nomads.

  • Espace pour garer des vans

    Espace pour garer des vans

    Cet hôte a de la place pour les vans.

  • Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Plus de 2

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    Nombre d'heures attendues

    Maximum 3 hours a day, 5 days a week (15 hours total) food not provided

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