We are a group of young Italians, Belgian and French (between 25 and 35 years old) who from Brussels have decided to return to agriculture by making the most of its two most important resources: the land and the helpers.
We have renovated a cottage abandoned in the heart of Puglia and we have reclaimed 1 hectare of agricultural land (maybe more soon !) to experiment with conservative and regenerative agricultural techniques while promoting social integration of Europeans and non-Europeans.
We take care of the management of a small orchard, an olive grove, a permaculture garden, different trees scattered on the farm and also the production and transformation of tomatoes.
In addition, we have launched various assistance projects for the many workers who flock to the area in the summer season and are forced to live in impermissible conditions. We turn among the dilapidated farmhouses, occupied by the workers, to offer a laundry service, to accompany them to the supermarket (since they also live 10 km from the town) and to donate basic necessities. We also act as intermediaries between them and farming companies through a new appication that we try to implement in ghettos to help them to have a legal contract and cut illegal intermediaries.
We live between Puglia and Brussels and when we do not have our hands dirty with the earth we are busy organizing awareness events on the condition of non-EU seasonal workers or the social and economical realities from southern Italy.
We are non-profit, all volunteers fighting for a different and more inclusive society. We created this project to receive as many people as possible and put North and South, Italy, Europe and the world in contact!
Join our small community for a day or a month. Your arms will be precious to help us carry on the various projects but even more important will be to share your vitality and humanity.
Ajuda em projetos ambientais
Projetos de construção/faça você mesmo
Cuidar de animais
Ajuda em fazenda
Criar/cozinhar refeições caseiras
Ajuda a cuidar da casa
We are primarily a place of exchange. Exchange of knowledge, culture and experiences. We launched into the world of permaculture two years ago, and since then we have learned a lot, but a lot we still have to learn. We do not have the arrogance to think we can teach you how to make a permaculture garden but we are confident that we can share with you the process of observation, planning and reflection that this type of agriculture requires, sharing our knowledge and experiences with you.
Some members of the association are professionals in the construction sector and whenever we needed, they made their knowledge of masonry, plumbing and electrical systems available, teaching volunteers all their secrets. Being a place in constant restructuring you will surely find something to build, renovate or repair with their help!
We periodically hosted seasonal migrant workers while looking for housing. You might have the pleasure of living with them, knowing their stories, creating a bond of friendship. But this depends on the season and how things evolve in the sector and the region.
In addition, our volunteers coming very much from Belgium and France guarantee an international environment.
Here there is always a lot to do, you can choose whether to hop from one activity to another or focus on one. You will be totally free to choose the activity you intend to do. The list is long:
- Manage and clean the hens.
- Garden care
- Care of the vegetation
- Care of 1000 tomato plants
- Harvesting tomatoes and processing in preserves as grandma did
- Harvesting and processing of fruits, berries, flowers and so on
- Care for green grassy areas
- Tree care
- maintain the house
- Greenhouse care
- Propose and create artistic activities for the improvement of the place
- Helping with the assistance service to seasonal migrant workers who lodge in abandoned farmhouses to deliver basic necessities
- Helping seasonal migrant workers with the supermarket transport service
- Help with the organization of events or in collaboration with the Municipality;
and much more depending on the season and needs !
in a small atne-reforma cottage renovated by us. It has no charm or extra-comfort but with its fluorescent yellow walls, the memories hanging on the walls of the 100 international volunteers who have passed through here and its 14 potential beds (if you want to make a pajama party near you) still conveys the sense of reception for which this place was born. If you prefer to live at home, depending on the availability of the moment, you could have a single, double or triple room or you can put your tent in the pine forest or sleep under the stars in a hammock hanging between two pine trees. The tent, even if rustic, can become a welcoming alcove with the right mattress, pillow and blanket that you will find here. If you don't have your camping equipment, you can always use our tent or hammock (if available).
- In the house, the kitchen and bathroom are to be shared with all the volunteers but during the summer we also have an outdoor kitchen, the porch with large tables and a garden under the shade of two large cherry trees with sunset views over the volcano crest.
- We have a bathroom in the house but we prefer to use our dry toiletsand outside showers in order not to waste water and produce compost for our agricultural activity.
- Breakfast, lunch and dinner are always done together, dividing the tasks equally between procuring food (when the vegetable garden is productive or more simply the supermarket), cooking and tidying up. Obviously there are no problems if you want to cook on your own and you will have a space in the refrigerator to store your food.
we are 5 km from the town, we have one and sometimes two car available with which we often go to town for services or to meet friends and go out in the evening. Spinazzola is located in the park of the Alta Murgia, where you can discover the castle of Monte di Federico II, the barren landscapes of the Murgia, the grotelline with its traces of prehistoric man's life, the colorful bauxite quarries and the ancient farms. We try to organize group outings, to visit these beauties as often as possible to introduce our volunteers to the area, but clearly these activities depend on the amount of work that agriculture requires. Unfortunately, public transportation to move from one city to another is there but it is poorly developed. Anyway, we spend almost all of our evenings in eachother's company in front of the fire or in the garden, welcoming the various friends who regularly pass to have dinner or have a beer.
We do not have specific rules on coexistence, we want everyone to adapt and model their days trying to be in harmony with the needs of other volunteers, with the needs of the project and with himself.
We want to keep the place clean and waste as little water as possible so in case of long showers you will be fed to wild beasts ;-)
Acesso à internet
Acesso à internet limitado
Pode hospedar famílias
Este anfitrião pode fornecer espaço para vans.
we already have cats and a scared dog so animals are welcome but they need to be able to behave around other animals
Mais de 2
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week
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