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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.

Reggio Emilia

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This farm is a young, small, biodynamic vineyard with a focus on education. As well as having a young vineyard of 1.20 Ha I grow a vegetables and grain, and I teach courses in Ecological Horticulture and Biodynamic Agriculture. We are in the Gran Contessa Matilde di Canossa area, at the mouth of the Val d'Enza, on whose green meadows and plains in the province of Reggio Emilia more than a thousand years ago Parmigiano Reggiano was born. I am an agronomist specializing in biodynamic agriculture and agro-ecology, father of two small children. Since the farm is not yet sustainable from an economic point I have to work three days a week away from the farm; for this reason I cannot share all meals with WWOOFers when I am away working. To compensate for this the wwoofers will have access to a library to deepen their knowledge of sustainable agriculture, critical consumption and food and environmental education. Help needed in the garden and vineyard, with biodynamic preparations, sowing, transplantation and harvesting vegetables. Wwoofers can sleep in a small independent house or, in exceptional cases, and with pre warning, may be required to sleep in tents. Stays of at least a week.
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This small farm is situated at an altitude of 740m in the ‘Parco del Gigante’ at the foot of the Tosco-Emiliano Appenines and run by two young brothers. The land is of 3 has of arable land and 3 has of woodland (Chestnut and Oak). We grow vegetables, herbs, fruit and soft fruit in the fields and greenhouses (which are made from recycled materials). The cultivation is exclusively organic, we do not use fertilisers or chemical treatments and treat our plants with plant products using biodynamic and natural principles. We have some beehives and they produce honey, pollen and propolis. Our idea is to create a working environment but also a meeting place where we can exchange and become self sufficient in energy and food. There is a very positive atmosphere here and we have many artists and musicians who pass through and who also help to liven up the atmosphere. For WWOOFers we have an area equipped for camping with tent and sometimes a bed in the house One of us is responsible for cooking and with imagination tries to make every meal a joy for all the senses. We are part of an association to promote the cultivation of cannabis and hold social and cultural events We use mainly our own or local produce in the kitchen and usually we prepare all meals. The farm is situated 40 km from Reggio Emilia and 7 from Castelnovo nè Monti.
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The farm is on a plateau that rises to 300m s.l.m. along the banks of the Secchia river, in the municipality of Castellarano (Reggio Emilia), just 30 minutes drive from the centre of Modena. The agricultural lands are surrounded by gullies, steep canyons, typical clayey hills at the foot of the Apennines. On these soils particularly rich in gypsum we grow Spergola, Marzemino, Lambrusco vines, typical varieties able to give wines rich in personality. Marco started his project at the beginning of the 2000s, dedicating himself from the beginning to the principles of biodynamic agriculture, bringing back the focus on the good management of the territory in an area with a strong industrial vocation, which has seen its hills depopulated in favour of the rich and easy fertile plain. 6 hectares of vineyards in production and 6 hectares of new plants surround the cellar-dwelling, together with 4 hectares of wheat and large oak woods. In addition to Marco, his wife, daughter and four members of staff, the friendly farm of two donkeys, four dogs, hives teeming with bees and hens accompanies the long summer days in the vineyard and the perennial engagement in the cellar and in the warehouse, where even the labelling of the bottles is done by hand with the old radio playing in the background. Tommaso, an oenologist who has worked with WWOOF farms for many years, works with Marco to manage the jobs on the farm and in the kitchen every day, another fundamental centre of farm activities, where visions are shared and important decisions are made. Guests are always welcome, as is the chatter between bottling, the selection of sprouts, the harvest and bottling the sparkling wines. The farm stands as the last outpost of sustainable agricultural resistance, between the overbuilding of the Po Valley and the wilder Tuscan-Emilian Apennines.
Ours is a small family run farm. We are in Cadelbosco di Sopra, 10 km from Reggio Emilia. The landscape is typical of the Reggio plains, fields of cereals, grass and vineyards. On our farm we have chosen to concentrate on the cultivation of vegetables and fruits, such as peaches, plums, apples and strawberries. All the jobs, from planting, growing and harvesting, are done by hand, as local peasant tradition has taught us. What we produce, depending on to the season and the weather, we sell directly to consumers through the farmer's market, local fairs and from the farm. We think that the desire to return to nature, which is in so many people, should also include eating a healthy and seasonal diet. My wife (50), my son (24) and myself (55) in my spare time work the farm. We started this farm five years ago and together with our two other sons (17 and 29) meet and share the work and experience. We can speak French and English but we believe that life together as extended family means also that you learn the Italian language and with it our spirits. And for this reason those who want to come and spend some time with us, share our cooking, which is typical of Reggio Emilia with fresh vegetables, pasta, meat and all the dishes that come to mind on based on the produce available at the time. The accommodation is in our house and we can accommodate 2/3 wwoofers. Our house is on the edge of the village with a bus and tram service you can easily reach the city of Reggio Emilia, which full of history, pleasant and modern.
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Small family-run organic farm situated at the foot of the Reggiana hills. There is an agritourism where they have a B&B and are also a teaching farm. 3 hectares of old vineyard, 2 of new and 3 hectares of fields. There is a 1000 m2 vegetable garden where they cultivate tomatoes and seasonal vegetables, soft fruit (raspberries and strawberries) all of which they make into jams and preserves in their workshop. They also have geese, poultry and pigs Help needed with all these activities. English and French spoken, accommodation in own room.

This agriculture Co-op is situated 5 kms from the city of Reggio Emilia. Here they have cultivated 40 ha of land with vegetables, vineyards and cereals organically since 1985 and biodynamically since 1996. They have beef cattle and pigs. All the produce is sold directly from the farm and also in a shop in the town. The founders have lived on the the farm for 30 years as an 'extended family' and they also host young people in difficulty. WWOOFers need help with harvesting, transplanting, cleaning, in the kitchen, etc. Accommodation in room, length of stay by arrangement, request telephone contact before finalising a stay. Meals together, English and Portuguese spoken.
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We grew up between Milan and Parma, taking care of contemporary art. We realized that this life did not belong to us anymore, so we decided to move into the heart of the Parco dell'Appennino Tosco Emiliano and to re-learn how to live. We have started an organic agricultural activity focused on bees, blueberries and aromatic and spontaneous herbs and their related transformation in our laboratory. We have also decided to combine this activity with a residence for artists, and we invite you to follow us and work on this wonderful mountain territory. From the woofers that we will host we expect help harvesting wild herbs and fruits, in the our small vegetable garden, in routine maintenance and exchange of experiences and knowledge in the agricultural / culinary / artistic and human fields. We would also like help with the markets we sell at, which are also an occasion for conviviality and exchange with other producers. The periods of greatest work are from April to the end of November. We have two guest rooms with a bathroom, wi fi, washing machine and a nice kitchen. The place is isolated, a yellow house which is almost one hundred years old: there are two restaurants bars within a couple of kilometers and a village with essential services within 15 minutes by car and the possibility to explore the woods and mountains.
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A small winery located just above the historic Via Emilia in a fertile plain area well known for the production of Parmigiano Reggiano, run by two young sisters, Elisa and Denise, their father Sante and mother Anna. The farm includes 2.8 hectares of vineyards and 3 hectares of meadow, we work according to the principles of organic farming, and we work naturally in the cellar without the use of selected yeasts, clarions or filtrations to produce genuine wines (mainly Lambrusco) with low sulphites. The activities proposed will mainly concern the management of the vineyard, pruning, the distribution of the product, harvesting and the operations in the winery, especially during pressing, but also during the bottling and labelling. In spring-summer, in addition to the vineyard, there is grass cutting, haymaking and we dedicate ourselves to the care of the garden (for family consumption) and we usually organise monthly convivial events on the farm with live music. We also have hens, geese and 2 dogs and 2 cats. We almost always eat together, and our mother Anna will focus mainly on traditional dishes. At the moment we are equipped with a private bedroom to accommodate 1/2 wwoofers, for those who want there is also the possibility to camp outside in summer. The farm is located not far from the motorway exit, about 20 km from Reggio Emilia and 20 km from Parma, connected by public transport, 1km away there is village where there are all services. There is a wi-fi connection, in addition to Italian, English is also spoken. The most intense periods are between March and May and from August to October.
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We are a family-run organic farm, located on the Reggio Apennines at 900 m. of altitude. We breed sheep and make typical Pecorino cheese from the Reggio Emilia Apennines, ricotta and yogurt. We have some pigs, raised outdoors and fed with whey and self-produced flours; we have guard dogs for the management of the grazing flock. Recently we have included in the farm a small raspberry production that is added to some fruit trees, mostly for family use. We participate in the farmers' markets and sell the products also in the shop located at the farm. We would like to involve you in all our activities, based on the needs of the moment and your preferences. You will be able to help with animal management, collaborate in milking and feeding the flock; help us in milk processing and cheese management; treat soft fruit; collaborate in the direct sales of our produce. The period in which we are available to welcome wwoofers is from April to September. We request a minimum stay of one month. Seasonal accommodation is in a tent provided by us in the beautiful meadows around the farm. In case of need we also have an extra room in our home which is available except for certain periods of the year. Our cuisine is local, we mostly use products of our own production and of farms close to us. We speak English.