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Ciao this is a farm and forest located 50 km south of Bologna in the Tuscan-Emilian Apennines in the municipality of Castel d'Aiano. We have been hill farmers for several generations and have a free and cooperative spirit. There are 40 has, 15 of woodland, two chestnut woods 12 meadows and pastures, a soft fruit orchard and a vegetable garden. Here is a summary of some of our activities: - biomass energy obtained from the forest (production of wood chips for eco-boilers) - we rear Mora Romagnola pigs, Dexter cattle, Suffolk and Bergamasca sheep - we process our meat weekly using traditional butchery methods - run the farmhouse restaurant with accommodation where we serve excellent food and wine typical to the area - participate with a stall at fairs and festivals of the Bolognese Apennines - Recovery and transformation of the chestnut wood - we have plans to make a vegetable and herb garden - we collaborate with a social cooperativere Etabeta. The WWOOFers can participate in the following activities: spring summer: planting, transplanting and weeding in the garden, harvesting in the orchard, caring for the animals and agritourism activities, gardening, In Autumn cleaning and harvesting of chestnuts, winter pruning and cutting firewood, accommodation in double rooms with bathroom, we prefer single more mature people.
This farm is situated at 670 m in a popular tourist area. We are 1 hour from Bologna. The farm is accessible by train, the bus stop is only a few metres away and we also collect from Bologna station. We cultivate 8 hectares, partly fruit orchard with soft fruit and partly vegetable garden. The farm is a permaculture project that was started 10 years ago. The environmental and agricultural jobs have taken a great deal of work but they are now growing. There is a workshop where we transform fruit and vegetables. Accommodation in two rooms - only one of which is heated - and shared bathroom, but there are two compost toilets outside. Meals together using mainly our own produce and can be vegetarian. Throughout the year there are meetings and conferences etc. Minimum stays 1 month, best between March and October. Help needed with harvesting fruit, mulching and maintenance of the grounds as well as in the kitchen where we hope to exchange recipes. We ask for commitment during days of work and total freedom in your days off. You can learn about pruning and tree cultivation and hope for a reciprocal cultural exchange. A little English and French spoken. We hope to have internet from April.
This farm is situated near Monteveglio next to the Parco Storico dell'Abbazia di Monteveglio and covers approximately 6 hectares with vineyards, olive grove and woodland. In the vineyard we grow the main local grape varieties: Oignoletto, Barbera and Negrettino. The farm's cantina turns these grapes into wine to be sold directly to the consumer: some of the oil and wine is used in the agritourism, open all year (except between 15/12 and 31/10), in which we cook Bolognese meals with carefully chosen raw materials. In the summer WWOOFers can also eat on the terrace, from which you can see the stunning view between the Valle del Marzatore to the Valle dell'Invenata. The farm also has a swimming pool, open from April to September. There are also various food and wine-tasting events, the fruit on the farm is turned into produce such as jams and preserves. WWOOFers take part in all the farm activities. We speak English.
This farm is located in the Samoggia valley 30 km from Bologna, at an altitude of 200m. The land (3 ha) is flat and bordered by forest alongside a river, there is another piece of rented land (1.5 ha) in hilly terrain 1 km away. Five people work here, myself (the owner) and 4 farm helpers. On the farm, which has been certified organic for 20 years, we mainly produce vegetables (2,5 ha), fruit and grapes (0.5 ha) and cereals (1.5 ha), almost exclusively for selling directly to customers. We prepare weekly boxes of vegetables for various buyers groups in Bologna and the surrounding area and participate in a market for organic producers of which we are members. The farm is small but with the large amount of vegetables produced it requires a lot of manual work, transplanting, weeding, harvesting and packaging produce. We're a good team and despite the fatigue and the heat (or cold) we have fun too and we have the satisfaction of producing good things. We offer the opportunity to gain experience in the horticultural field from April to November. Accommodation for one person is in the house in a single room with a shared bathroom with us. I live here with my two children, 15 and 17 years old, sometimes my grand daughters and my partner. Food is mostly vegetarian but not exclusively, based primarily on vegetables, grains, legumes and pasta.