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We are a family of four with a small organic farm in Malles, Val Venosta (in Alto Adige on the borders of Switzerland and Austria). Malles is a village of 2,500 inhabitants at an altitude of 1050 m and is much visited bu tourists as it is the midst of the Alps and there is a lot to see. We mainly cultivate spelt and rye, potatoes and the Pala pear which a very healthy hierloom variety of pear. In our garden we grow various varieties of fruits and vegetables which we harvest and preserve together, some to eat fresh and some to store for the winter months. It is with much pleasure that we manage to feed ourselves almost entirely from our own produce. Activities which we need help with; harvesting in August and September, selling in the local markets, in the house, cooking, making bread, juices, chutneys, marinated vegetables, dried fruit, liquors, mushrooms and many other things. We live in an ex women's monastery which has a very friendly ambiance, many friendly people, bicycle rides in the area and walking in the mountains (Ortles, the highest mountain in Italy can be seen from the balcony). If you are interested you can also participate in folk dancing every Tuesday, every Friday there are courses and dance evenings. Weather permitting you can also go to visit the Resia lake, Glorenza, the smallest mediaeval village in Italy, Coira castle or the old Monte Maria convent. When are children are at home (both of them study and work in Vienna) they will be happy to take you to the summer festivals, to the pub, or to vegetarian barbecues with music and other young, alternative people. We look forward to meeting you with pleasure. The Pobitzer family.
Our farm is located on the plateau of Favogna (1,020 m asl), a part of the town of Magrè, which includes several farms and 2 hotels. The town centre is 10 kms and we go in almost every day. We are a couple of 33 and 36 and since 2008 have cultivated (using biodynamic methods) a diverse variety of vegetables, strawberries, cereals and honey. The area cultivated with vegetables is approx. 1,5 ha. We pay particular attention to the cultivation of varieties reproduced from seed, promoting plant growth through a well-planned mixed culture, activating the life of the soil with a good management of the compost and avoiding soil compaction (we work a good part of our land with with our donkeys). Whoever comes here will be helping in vegetable garden, harvesting strawberries, caring for the donkeys, selling at the market and other tasks. We can host people from April to late October, accommodation in caravans, with bathroom and hot shower in the nearby barn, max. 2-3 people. We would like to accommodate WWOOFers as an opportunity to exchange experiences, culture and work for a minimum period of 15 days. During your stay, you will have the opportunity to go hiking in mountains, swim in the beautiful lake Favogna which is 5 min walk from the farm, to accompany us to the market and so on. The food is organic and mostly vegetarian . We speak German, Italian and English.