Help in agroforesting and building an eco-camping area on the slopes of Etna, Sicilly, Italy.

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  • Description

    Description

    My name is Sara, my passions range from ecology, permaculture, agroforesting, self-sufficiency practices, theater, ethno-anthropology and ethnomusicology. I speak Sicilian, Italian, English and Spanish. Since 10 years I am part of the regional Permaculture network in Sicily, after many experiences in various community and realities I settled and live on the southern slopes of Etna in Belpasso, in the old farmhouse of my grandparents that I renovated and turned into a B&B / convivial farmhouse. Now the tourism is very stagnant so instead of hosting clients I decided to host volunteers to help me in the garden. I also dedicate myself to the cultivation of olive trees and the production of extra virgin olive oil for me and my family. There is a small vegetable garden that I'm going to improve, and I am progressing in the design of the garden around the house to increase resilience and self-sufficiency. In addition, right next to the house, together with my cousins, we manage a vineyard and produce organic wine with ancient methods (pressing in stone tanks without using synthetic products). The production is rather small so it is enough just for me and for the family: the vineyard is a bit abandoned but this has created a good balance between wild and cultivated so the work will be a delicate reclamation. I live there with my girlfriend, two dogs and two outside cats and one inside. Usually many friends visit me and I love conviviality. During this times of little tourism I decided to share with the volunteers the big house where I am and the forest-gardening experiences.

  • Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Aide avec des éco-projets
    Jardinage
    Bricolage et projets de construction
    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

    In all the works I do I always try to be inspired by permaculture so the knowledge we will share, in addition to the main one of olive pruning, will concern the management of fertility, the study of associations and species for hedges, the creation of new vegetable gardens, small practices of soil regeneration, fermentation and agricultural preparations, natural bread making and then who knows ... it will also be nice to study and design together in front of the fireplace!
    This is why I prefer to host people who are enthusiastic about learning, working and having experiences by sharing in the life of the farm; rather than travelers who are just looking for a place to stay in exchange for work.
    I have many friends in other permaculture projects that I am in contact with, I love to visit them so sometimes we might even go and maybe give some help!
    Also I am passionate about traditional music, I have had experiences in research, and I have a large musical archive on Sicily and on the tradition of storytellers. I love the sacred conviviality and the exchange that is created by exploring territorial identities and traditions and for me is very important the genuineness of improvisation.

  • Aide

    Aide

    After having done various plantings and finished the new vegetable gardens, the work in gardening in the coming months will mostly be maintenance, mulching, make beautiful flower beds and cleaning some areas. The main help will be the completion of a camping area with showers, compost toilets and an outdoor kitchen. The walls are ready so the main help will be bring water and electricity to the camping area and installing fixtures (sink, showers, shelves ecc...)! So welcome to builders and above all those who know about water and electrical systems.
    Plus some maintenance jobs both inside and outside the home.
    If there is time, we will start work on a chicken coop.
    In addition, if anyone wanted, could help me in the social media managing of my project ... even just by taking beautiful photos for social media and helping me to prepare the marketing plan for the summer (I'm not very good at this!).
    The accommodation will be in a nice common dormitory shared with the other volunteers (hosting a maximum of 2-3 people).

  • Langues parlées

    Espagnol: Courant
    Italien: Courant
    Anglais: Intermédiaire

  • Hébergement

    Hébergement

    Volunteers will sit in the bigger B&B room (30m2) as a common dormitory with 4 beds (one double and two singles) , it's a very nice one, and it has its own private bathroom. The house is served with all comforts, heating hot water and wi-fi.

  • Autres infos...

    Autres infos...

    The house is located in a countryside area outside the town so it is better to have a vehicle available to visit the area. Reachable from Catania by AST or FCE bus (Borrello stop), the stop in the village is 3 km from the house: I will pick you up at the stop, on foot it's a bit tiring climb!
    20 minutes from the Sapienza Refuge (cableway to the central craters), 35 min from Catania, 1h from Syracuse, 1h from Taormina, 40 min from the Riviera dei Ciclopi (Acireale), 20 min from the Simeto Valley, 25 min from the Serra la observatory Ship.

  • 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

    We have a 30M internet connection, of course if you have to work online in your free time it's possible! We can organize our days together!

  • Espace pour garer des vans

    Espace pour garer des vans

    We have enough space for the campervan!!

  • Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Plus de 2

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    Nombre d'heures attendues

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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