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Monday, 01 August 2016 22:12

August 2016 Dress consciously

In 2013 WWOOF Italia commissioned 1500 T-shirts and 750 bags made of pure organic cotton, printed with a watercolor motif created for the occasion by our members Suzie and Phelan Black. Whoever wears these items helps to sustain and build the organic cultivation of fiber plants and of an ethical organic fair trade company that makes products that last. WWOOF Italia collaborates in the organization and promotion of this initiative.

Farmers from Tanzania

The raw material is cotton which is produced using organic cultivation methods, this guarantees respect for the environment, workers' health and the well-being of the consumer.

Becotton purchases these raw materials from Fair Trade producers, and artisans in Italy make the T-shirts and bags.

Artisans in Biella

By choosing small scale manufacturers, artisans and social cooperatives, the Becotton product recounts each stage of it's making through its traceable and transparent supply chain. The story of a product is an integral part of the product itself. 

To purchase on line

http://www.wwoof.it/en/dashboard/made-in-italy-made-in-world.html

or contact the office

info@wwoof.it

For further information:

www.raggioverde.com

tel.015 980293

WWOOF ltalia:

All the colours of the world with neither exploitation nor oppression.

Sunday, 03 July 2016 09:19

July 2016, We are farmers.

We are farmers

Genuino Clandestino is a movement of people and associations which defend the values of food sovereignty and security.

Since its creation, Genuino Clandestino affronts the cumbersome legislative and bureaucratic procedures put upon small-scale agricultural production. It believes in ecological farming, bans chemicals and reduces mechanization to a minimum.

Genuino Clandestino claims the universal right to free circulation of farmers produce by organizing markets and so ensuring direct contact between those who produce and those who seek genuine products. It is dedicated to creating new opportunities, on various fronts, for self-certification of genuine produce. Lastly, it lays claim to the right to allow new farmers to work untended land.

A name, a reality

Genuino Clandestino unravels the ambiguity of how those who produce food on a small-scale, those who have made agriculture a life choice, can be induced by the rules and regulations in force to work illegally in order to avoid overwhelming bureaucracy.

Other routes: Local

While the practice of Genuino Clandestino is consolidated on the territory, other individuals actively participate in the drafting of regional laws and regulations which adapt supervision requirements to the protection of food production on the small-scale.  

and National

the Campagna per l'Agricoltura Contadina (Campaign for Peasant Agriculture) began in 2009 with a petition that aims to achieve acknowledgement of the rural life.

This arduous journey supported by many associations, including WWOOF Italia and numerous farmers, has led to the submission of a legislative proposal to parliament in January 2015 which is still in progress.

For further information:

http://genuineclandestino.it

www.agricolturacontadina.org

WWOOF ltalia:

The pleasures of hosting and of being hosted

Wednesday, 01 June 2016 08:31

June 2016, Rural seed network

Rural seed network (Rete semi rurale) is made up of more than 30 associations and since 2007 has represented the values of biodiversity and peasant farming....

Biodiversity and tradition

It opposes that which generates erosion and a loss of diversity and fertility; it sustains recycling, exchanges, development and planting of traditional varieties. It fights against agricultural models based on intensive monoculture and genetically manipulated varieties.

Not only in Italy

Rete Semi Rurali facilitates rural innovation also through     exchange of knowledge between farmers, researchers and enthusiasts.     

It supports national and international decisions, treaties and commitments in favour of rural biodiversity and of peasant agriculture, and also participates in the international Lets Liberate Biodiversity organization- an organization created in 2012 with the objective to coordinate the positions and actions of European networks to encourage, develop and promote the dynamic management of biodiversity on farms and in vegetable gardens.

Rete Semi Rurali adheres to No Patents on Seeds to help oppose the increasing number of patents on plants, seeds and farm animals and their impact on farmers, breeders, innovation and biodiversity.

For further information:

info@semirurali.net

www.semirurali.net

www.liberatediversity.org

www.semieditorni.it

http://no-patents-on-seeds.org

Sunday, 01 May 2016 10:40

May 2016, Animal traction

Animal traction is the project that is presented in May of the 2016 calendar........

“A steady and consistent pace, sure-footed, a furrow opened in the dark earth that embraces a seed, in it's future there are no annoying sounds, bliss . . for the earth and all of nature”.

Breeders, trainers, veterinarians, students, farmers and artisans, who still use or would like to use animal traction organize demonstrative meetings which have met with large and widespread interest.......

Modern animal traction has become competitive with respect to mechanized agriculture for; small scale or mountain farming, recovery and restoration of marginal land and protected areas, introducing young people to agriculture and with almost no environmental impact.

As well as offering employment opportunities, it generates many related activities and it contributes towards creating prosperity.

A week before the European Council, where our governments could speed up TTIP negotiation, against the will of most of their citizens

 

MAY 7th Join us in ROME, Italy at 14.00 from Piazza della Repubblica to the stage in Piazza del Popolo, to share our concerns, celebrate alternatives, to meet campaigners, workers, producers, SMEs, to visit the #Fair&FreeTTIP Market and enjoy an amazing concert!

 

Join the Fb event and share it with your friends

 

If you can't join, adopt a protester, supporting their arrival here

 

 #stopTTIP To protect rights and the common goods. To build another social and economic model, to defend democracy

 

All the latest info here https://stop-ttip-italia.net/7-maggio /

 

Support the petition to multiply free TTIP Zones in Italy here

http://www.progressi.org/fuorittip

  

If you need a solidarity accomodation (sleeping bag-appropriate) or other info: stopttipitalia@gmail.com

Saturday, 23 April 2016 15:55

ADVANCED PERMACULTURE DESIGN COURSE

18 -24 May, Podere Veranello, Pomonte, GR

ADVANCED PERMACULTURE DESIGN COURSE IN Permacultura e Rigenerazione Rurale

https://www.facebook.com/events/878454698967251/

With ANDREA LO PRESTI & GIUSEPPE SANNICANDRO of NAUMANNI - PERMACULTURA MIGRANTE

For more information contact  Giancarlo Bucci 3478036456 or  giancarlobiologico@gmail.com

Saturday, 02 April 2016 19:08

April 2016. Organic school garden

Organic school garden is the project that is presented in April of the 2016 calendar........

WWOOF Italia supports a school vegetable garden project in Pergola (PU) which is a pilot scheme for the Marche region and has been going since 2007. About 200 elementary school children are involved in growing vegetables, legumes and forage crops in an area of ​​about 1500m2. The produce is used in the school kitchen and in some cases is also processed, for example maize made into Polenta.

download the calendar

Tuesday, 01 March 2016 21:32

March 2016 From Wheat to Bread

From Wheat to Bread is the project that is presented in March of the 2016 calendar in which WWOOF Italia has collected a number of projects that grow in synergy with the association, sometimes proposed and conducted by members themselves and sometimes proposed and conducted by people who find in WWOOF Italia an ideal environment to support and share ideas and projects.

From Grain to Bread is an initiative of a WWOOF member who received promotional and financial assistance through the crowdfunding platform

https://www.produzionidalbasso.com

The crowdfunding platform

You can download the 2016 calender on:

http://www.wwoof.it/en/dashboard/all-news2/item/883-calendar-2016-wwoof-italia.html

 

The yeast for our bread, the sour dough and the strength to forge ahead comes from the land that hosts us

Monday, 01 February 2016 09:03

February 2016 Radio Terranave

'Terrenave - alternative routes on the sustainable road' is a radio broadcast produced by AMISnet and supported by WWOOF Italia  

http://amisnet.org/programmi/terranave/

You can download the 2016 calender on:

http://www.wwoof.it/en/dashboard/all-news2/item/883-calendar-2016-wwoof-italia.html

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