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This farm is located on the hill above the town of Santa Maria in Stelle. In this ancient rural court live two families, two dogs and two cats. The main productions are Valpolicella wine grapes, olive oil and vegetables grown in the fields. The total area of the holding is 6.94 hectares, of which 1.8 Ha are planted with vines for wine, olives 0.35, 0.15 for the vegetables, the rest is forest. The farm has been certified organic since 2000, is run part-time by myself, an agronomist consultant for organic farming throughout Italy. My partner is the director of a technical school. One of our sons, born in 1987, works in agricultural development projects in Africa, the other (1991) studies food technology in Padua. WWOOFers live in the house and share the family's life and work in the fields. We like to eat good, genuine food with little meat but we are not vegetarians. We are passionate about baking bread, making salami and preserving fruit and vegetables for our own use. We also have 5 beehives. This year, my oldest son has opened a new organic viticulture farm, taking over an old vineyard with a rustic annex of the seventeenth century. For those interested, there might be a chance to help him.
This farm is situated at an altitude of 450m in the foothills of Monte Baldo. There are about 3 has of woodland and a stone house where we create, design and cook with Dormice for company! We have a breeze from and panorama of Lake Garda which is 5 kms from the farm. We hope to achieve self sufficiency following the principles of Permaculture. We are at the beginning of the adventure, and are making swales and clearing paths, clearing the forest and mulching, building a tool shed, cleaning up the terraces to rejuvenate the olive grove, cultivating irises and preparing the vegetable garden. The stone house in need of care, but resources are scarce, and we need human help! My son goes to university and loves to travel, so I do not always have his valuable contribution and sharing experiences with travellers becomes not only a pleasure, but also a necessity. The accommodation is very basic and suitable for those who have experience of camping. We hope to make systems for collecting rainwater and for energy production. We use oil lamps and a photovoltaic panel which generates enough electricity only to listen to music and charge your cell phone. Prefer to accommodate a couple of people because the place, which is accessible along a path of about 1.2 km, is isolated. We speak a little school level English.
We are myself (1967) psicomotricista, partner (1956) doctor, and our children (2003 and 2006). We have 3 has of cultivated land and olives which we dedicate some of our time to as we also spend time working in a medical centre. We love to cook and have travelled and lived abroad and love exotic tastes. I am also a potter and dedicate time and passion to this. We have a vegetable garden, a dog and a cat and have a very healthy organic diet. Accommodation is in a caravan or, if preferred, a tent. Our main task is the olive harvest from October to December but there are also jobs in the vegetable garden, maintenance, and also making artistic furniture which is A.s passion! We live in a beautiful forest about 1 km from public transport. We speak fluent English and some Spanish