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ATTENTION: In this list you see the hosts that reflect your research and you can get an idea of the hosts present in WWOOF Italia. Their name and contacts are only visible to members. By joining WWOOF Italy and paying the membership fee of € 35 you can get in touch with your chosen farm and organize your trip and your stay with them.

Brescia

After several different work experiences I came closer to meditation and then permaculture. Becoming a mother led me to the desire for a different way of life and in 2013 I left my job in a multinational to start growing strawberries and soft fruit near Lake Garda. I sell fresh fruit and jams. I have about about one hectare of productive land. Following the maturation of the fruit most of the work is concentrated between June and September. This activity also gave me the opportunity to start collaborating by offering internships to ‘fragile’ student. Being with these people has made me realize how important my work is for them, in a risk-free environment, in contact with nature, and how gratifying it can be for me to follow these projects, teaching, harvesting the fruit, and being in the here and now. The objective I have is to promote an experience of real working life. By working together on my little farm I can actually provide more tools through true feelings, meditation, listening. The activities we ask you to share with the guests are harvesting the fruit and caring for the plants, the work is all done manually. To learn more and to get the best from your stay I ask for stays of at least 2 weeks. The farm is 5 km from the lake and you can bicycle or go by bus for a swim. You can also make beautiful excursions in the nearby mountains exploring ancient villages. So a true sport /agronomist experience!!! I look forward to meeting you.
We are a young couple who live and work on a farm in the green Valsabbia. Mainly we breed chamois goats and produce cheese; we also have a few cows, pigs, rabbits and chickens, a cat and a playful sheepdog. There is a vegetable garden and several fruit trees. In the summer we make the hay to feed our animals, but throughout the year there is never a lack of things to do! We are in Casto, near the Parco delle Fucine and various mountain shelters and walks. We gladly welcome those who want to gain experience with animals, working the garden, make hay and to understand what it means to have a farm and share with us our simple and natural way of life. We recommend a minimum of 2 weeks. We are not vegetarians but consume little meat (mostly ours), we respect all different food choices and for every need there is a supermarket 2 minutes' walk away. We are 5 minutes drive from the town centre, one hour from Brescia. We speak Spanish and are happy to try with English.
We are a very young farm, started thanks to Paola and Matteo, a couple with children, and managed with the invaluable help of Massi, Dario, Jessica and many other beautiful people interested in our project ... We are planning and implementing, step by step, an example of integrated and sustainable agroecosystem .... By helping us you can become part of this small but great project in progress ... We try to produce high quality food, which nourishes us thanks to its richness and completeness of substances and vitality. We also aim to set up a sustainable system from an economic, human and social point of view. At the moment we produce: vegetables, a mixed orchard with ancient varieties (Pears, apples, peaches, apricots, plums and table grapes), soft fruit (currants, raspberries and blackberries), olive trees for the production of extra virgin olive oil. There is so much to learn, thanks to the wide and deep experience of Matteo, who for years with TERRA ORGANICA forms and advises agricultural farms that decide to go "beyond the biological" and try to be "regenerative" .. And thanks to the passion of Paola, who believes in dreams and in the possibility of making them real, to Dario, Massi and Jessy, you can enjoy a working environment that is not only welcoming and familiar but also fun, young and dynamic. We need enthusiasm, willingness to compare, work and learn ... (after a few days try out we request stays of at least 20 days). We offer food, accommodation in a magnificent place overlooking the lake, a few steps from the shore, from the train station and surrounded by fabulous mountains ... In a undiscovered territory ...
Started in 2010, this is continually evolving permaculture project. Located in rural Desenzano del Garda it enjoys both the green of the park of the Moraine hills and the close proximity of the city centre. Although the farm is small, 2 hectares, we have with many activities such as beekeeping, organic agriculture, construction with wood, a nursery with olive trees and we take care of different animals. Also we are dedicated to the study and experimentation of various agricultural techniques and organize teaching activities. Help needed from WWOOFers is for all of these activities, it is varied and proportionate to the abilities and possibilities of each person. Meals are generally prepared and eaten together, the meals are mainly vegetarian and we use mainly organic food. We would like a culinary exchange to expand our new cookbook with delicious dishes. We provide 2 beds in the common room in the house and in the summer there is the possibility of camping with compost toilets and outdoor showers. We speak English, Spanish and Catalan well.
This farm was born with a very clear objective: to re-evaluate the production and management methodologies of the past, thanks to the study and the realization of new models of development. Everything started as a game in my father's barn. Now the game has become a job, and the barn, located in Ranzo, Pertica Bassa has become an operational venue and a reference point for all activities including having fun! The farm has 3 main areas: breeding, agriculture and forestry work, in particular controlled treeclimbing. We have twelve Scottish highland cattle and calves free ranging on the land, four Ragusani donkeys, chickens, rabbits and fields of aromatic and officinal herbs. In short, there is fun! The most important thing, however, is to involve anyone around us: friends, children, parents, teachers and wwoofers. Only in this way can one have the guarantee that these realities never cease to exist! Accommodation in shared room with shared bathroom. Minimum stays 14 days.
This farm is located at 1000 meters above sea level, and was started in 1997, thanks to the property which was inherited by Amedeo and to the initiative of Abramo. The farm includes 12 hectares of land and 3 active farms. In the main, we run the agritourism and process the soft fruit grown on the farm (1 hectare of red currants, raspberries, black currants, blackberries, strawberries). We also breed animals for both the agritourism (poultry and beef) and for clearing the land (donkeys). In the apartment in the woods we accommodate overnight, whilst in the farm to the north is located the warehouse and animal sheds. There is also the maintenance of the territory - mowing hay for winter for livestock, cleaning in the forest, cutting wood for the winter, general maintenance (cleaning, agricultural machinery maintenance, etc.).
We are a very large group that aims at a sustainable lifestyle in contact with nature. We have recently rented a farmhouse with land, constituting an Agricultural Company. We are a dozen friends - with different backgrounds - united by the desire to "live well". Not all live here all the time, but there is always movement and exchange (and always many guests). In this period we are focusing a lot on the 3ha of vineyard, 800 square meters of vegetable garden, 10 bee hives, in addition to maintenance work on the house. For now the rooms are shared and there is space for tents. We like to share, in addition to work moments, also free time: bathing in the lake, walks, parties, bonfires ... There are beautiful places on the lake and in the mountains which we try to take time to enjoy. The weekends are the period when many friends from Brescia come to the farm, both to give us a hand, and for a lunch / dinner all together. We have work groups (vegetable garden, vineyard, house, kitchen ...) and a weekly meeting where we discuss the progress and needs of the work. We focus a lot on self-training through first-person experimentation. Even meals are shared, everyone helps in the preparation of food, table, dishes. The foods are basically organic, the vegetables from our garden. We cook, almost always on a wood stove, vegetarian and we like to experiment with new and different recipes. We believe in openness as a key value: friends and relatives, cyclists and walkers often pass by. Everyone does his part, putting in what he can, in a broad vision of mutual exchange, help and trust. The area is beautiful, on the CAI path, it is easily reachable by bus and bicycle from Brescia. The space is open to those who want to share. You're welcome!
I tried to train myself trying to try different unconventional cultivation methods. My approach is basically to start from the traditional agricultural practices of these areas, readjusting them experimenting and following a few fundamental technical principles (however, always in review and review): minimal processing and constant coverage of the soil; minimal or no irrigation; I do almost everything by hand, for a few things I use a rotary cultivator; I do not use industrial chemicals. I grow vegetables and in particular beans, pumpkins and potatoes, but also some cereals. I'm a hobbyist beekeeper. I started in 2017 to take the first steps in the world of agriculture, now I cultivate almost half a hectare and the farm is in constant evolution: (re) start, discover, experiment, make mistakes, learn, sweat. I am 27 years old, I really enjoy being in company with others, sharing my daily life with my guests. I live in the mountains of the Camonica Valley which is full of trails, routes and climbing walls. My house is just outside the town centre in a house with a garden, with a beautiful view. The town has about 4500 inhabitants, so there is every service and several opportunities to pass the time. My 4 fields are scattered here and there, between 1 and 10 km from home, between 700 and 1100 m s.l.m. Cultivating the land and living according to the rhythms of my natural context is something that gives me joy and to which I attach great value. Doing agriculture means responding to a primary need: eating healthy food, therefore good. Agriculture means weaving relationships and at the same time directly co-responsible for the natural system in which we live, so I take what I do with very serious joy.
A small farm located in the pre-mountain area above the town of Salò. I, Silvia, and my husband Nicola, take care of olive trees, bees and saffron. On the farm there is a dog, a cat and a chicken: I would like to be able to increase the number of hens and maybe add some other animals. The bees are located in the main farm with the exception of the nomadic period where they are taken to higher mountain areas. The olive trees are distributed in different fields between Salò and Valtenesi. The activities on the farm are varied and concern the care of the land, the olive trees, the vegetable garden and the apiary. We have only recently acquired the farm and therefore we are often engaged in maintenance or consolidation of the structures (chicken coop, porch, fence, woodshed ...) The farm is located in an isolated area where many paths lead to the nearby mountains and the lake. You can walk, ride a bike: there are many sports available on the lake and in the surrounding area. From Salò there are buses to Brescia and Desenzano, where trains run frequently to major cities such as Verona, Venice and Milan. Nicola and I are musicians and often there is the opportunity to participate in our concerts. We have a room with bathroom in the farmhouse, ideal for a couple or two friends. We usually have breakfast, lunch and dinner together!
I am a man of 28 years and I live in an old farmhouse with my three children. On my farm, I focus mainly on the production of milk and cheese from my five cows. The form that I gave to my company is traditional, so in addition to the production of dairy I dedicate myself to the breeding of calves born on the farm, pigs, horticulture and beekeeping. Naturally I make myself the necessary hay for winter and wood to cook and heat with. This year (2018) will be the year in which I will renovate most of the buildings: those who come to visit me this summer will have the chance to experiment with the techniques of wrought iron and stone working. Every day will always be different! Host from April to October minimum for two weeks, all meals eaten together accommodation in a shared dormitory or single room of your choice.