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This farm is situated 500 m from the centre of the village of Ternengo (population of 300) in the province of Biella in the hills and woods. We are a friendly family and are very open to share the work on the farm with people who are open to living new experiences. We prefer young not Italians to give us a chance to practice speaking other languages and to learn about other cultures.My husband, Maurizio and I, Piera, are both retired and we have two sibling, Enrico born in 1986 and Beatrice, born in 1990. We all speak fluent English, French, German and Spanish. We have several animals (sheep, goats, donkeys, horses, chickens, 2 dogs, 4 cats). We also have a vegetable garden for the family. We need help with daily jobs (feeding the animals, making hay in the summer, weeding, in the garden, chopping wood). We can accommodate WWOOFers all year round, but preferably from March to October. Ternengo is about 8 kms from Biella and served by public bus.
We (1962, 1947 and 1989) live in a house about 14 km from Biella at an altitude of 500 meters in the foothills of the Biella alps. The place is sunny, secluded and rich in water sources, forests and meadows. The nearest town of about 1000 inhabitants (were there is a bus service) is 30 minutes by foot. There are natural sites to visit nearby places and eco-museums. R. with the help of A., works full time on the 2 ha farm which was started in 2010. The main activity is the cultivation of organic herbs, distillation and production of aromatic waters and essential oils which are sold at markets. WWOOFers participate in all the activities including weeding, mulching, picking flowers, distilling, and in the kitchen garden. The farming jobs are almost all carried out by hand by choice and also because the steep terrain makes using machines difficult. We provide a room for one person who would like to stay for at least 15 days between April and September. We cannot accommodate children. We are motivated by a desire to broaden our knowledge and share our passion for herbs, including wild herbs, and to have a practical and respectful involvement with nature. We'd also like to create rest areas on our land for the trekkers and cyclists who pass through and this could be helped by the WWOOFers creativity and craftsmanship. We would also like to use the opportunity to improve our knowledge of English and French.