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This farms main activity is sheep farming with Langhe sheep (an endangered breed), which produce milk for cheese and meat. In addition we raise Piedmontese cattle, pigs and other farm animals such as rabbits and poultry.
We grow strawberries and soft fruit, chestnuts, peppers, tomatoes, zucchini, aubergines, beans, green beans, potatoes. We have an agritourism with six bedrooms with en suite bathrooms and a restaurant for 60 people, we have free wifi internet. We speak good French and some English. Accommodation in a room with a bathroom with use of the kitchen when wanted or you can eat all meals with us. You can have the opportunity to learn from us how we manage our livestock, and process the products we grow into jam or preserves in the kitchen for the preparation of traditional Piedmontese dishes. It would be interesting to have an exchange of ideas between people who have the same interests from other parts of the world.
The farm is situated in Borgata Carpaneta Vergne, in the Province of Cuneo, just a few kilometers from the Bassa Langa, Unesco site, Piedmont. The farm is of approximately 10 has: woods, gardens, 3 greenhouses, orchards, wheat, corn and buckwheat. Our agricultural practice is to use the techniques of biodynamic agriculture and organic farming. In addition to this the farm is part of a ecovillage project. We are a group of 5 families with 2 children and along with other persons interested in the project we are renovating an eighteenth-century farmhouse in a hamlet in Cherasco. We are restructuring by using the techniques of green building and self construction. In addition, to finance this, we often organize events, group dinners with local organic produce, biodynamic and natural baking courses, emotional circles for women etc. The house in which the wwoofers will be hosted is the home of a couple who are part of the project. We are immersed in the countryside. We can accommodate 1 or 2 WWOOFer with shared kitchen and private bathroom. On a typical day a volunteer wakes up, eats breakfast together with Stefano, the head of the agricultural project, and together you go to the farm. After a mornings work we have lunch together. In the afternoon the volunteer can choose to explore the surrounding area (since we are very close to the Bassa Langa) get to know the other farms in the group, or you can lend a hand with the work on the house or with the organization of any events. In the evening we prepare dinner together and eat as a family or with the community, as you prefer. Bicycles are available to get around and visit the villages in Bassa Langa.
Located at 600 m. in the wooded Monregalese Langhe, this farm is an agricultural project-based on cooperative work, self-production, farming, land management and agriculture with low environmental impact. Our main activity involves raising 50 sheep and cheesemaking, we also raise chickens, rabbits and pigs for our own consumption. We produce vegetables using traditional methods and the techniques of permaculture, we also harvest wild herbs. We also have the communal bread oven for the area. The project is divided between various houses in the village of Roccaciglié, where we live in the winter and where the dairy is, and some woodland (covering the side of a hill) where there is the sheep fold and where we live in the summer months. Accommodation, depending on the time of year, is either in a room in the house or a caravan in the woods. Activities are with the flock of sheep (milking and taking to pasture), in the vegetable garden, woodland (cutting firewood etc). Visits of at least 2 weeks preferred to allow time to get to know the place and each other. At the moment we are a couple (35 & 41) and our 2 children (2009). We speak French, English, German, and basic Spanish.
In the heart of the Valle Grana, one of the 14 alpine enclaves which uses the Occitan language, we aim to practice agriculture and use old peasant farming traditions. The main activities are the breeding of Piedmontese cattle, the cultivation of vegetables, hay, work in the forests and the processing of the wood needed for winter heating. The family run farm, which consists of the stone house, barn and tool shed, have been renovated keeping the original features and is now our home. Surrounded by meadows, that produce fodder and vegetables, the barn and the hut house a couple of donkeys. The animals, from spring to late autumn graze outdoors. A minor part of the farm is located in the lower valley; other vegetables are grown here surrounded by a small orchard, chickens, rabbits and four goats. Most of the products grown are for our personal use or are made into preserves which we use in out 25 place restaurant. The goal is to breaking down as much as possible a chain that in the last half century has changed structurally farm life, with the conviction that it is from the earth that changes happen. A separate room in the house is available for guests who can help in the activities related to the different seasons and with baking. French is our second language, with English we try to get by.