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On this 8 ha farm we cultivate olives and other crops and vegetables in the spring/summer. There is a small Mediterranean woodland. I have a small flock of 20 sheep which free range and they are useful to keep the grass cut! The land and the animals are kept according to the methods of organic farming, the farm is family run with use of casual labour. I am an agronomist and a freelance yoga teacher and for 15 years have concentrated on organic cultivation. I am on the farm all the time during the three months of summer and can host you in a room, when possible, or else in a tent or caravan. We prepare meals and eat together and have a typical Mediterranean diet, we can cater for special diets. Things to do on a farm are countless and varied : 1. Agricultural activities such as pruning and removing the suckers from the olive trees, grass cutting, building dry stone walls, wood cutting, fencing, irrigating olive trees at the start of the spring season, care of the environment around etc. etc. ... 2. Construction activities, such as restoration and maintenance of existing buildings There are many other activities apart from the agricultural ones that I plan to be implement in the near future; social and educational agricultural projects, harvesting of plants for therapeutic purposes or for craft activities (production of chairs, baskets, felting), informal hospitality, courses in yoga, meditation, etc. . I ask for a help especially during the following periods : - From July to September, for the care of the olive trees in the olive grove and orchard - From late October to December for the olive harvest. I also want to restore the existing farm buildings, so people with skills in this are very welcome. We are in the Nebrodi Park, where the different varieties of oak trees form extensive forests, nearby is Lake Ancipa, Lake Regalbuto , Monte Soro, the Biviere Cesaro, etc. The Tyrrhenian coast is 60 kms away by car through the thick woods. The farm is on a hill at an altitude of about 650 ms, the typical medieval town of Troina is located at an altitude of 1,120 mlm and in the summer holds numerous events and festivals.
Our farm is located in the hills overlooking the Golfo di Castellammare. You can get here by train or bus to Partinico or Alcamo. I live here with my husband and our two children, my parents and the family of N., who works with us on the farm. We cultivate about 17 hectares of vineyards, olive groves and arable land from which we produce wine, olive oil, vegetables and fruit. We have been organic for more than twenty years and we are always open to new environmentally friendly and sustainable methods. Help is always welcome especially during the olive harvest (October and November) and grape harvest (September). We also need help with pruning the vines and fruit trees, removing suckers from the olive trees, transplanting and sowing vegetables. Accommodation is in our house, in an independent room with bathroom. We eat all meals together, using mainly vegetables, grains and legumes and any help is welcome in the kitchen. We are in the heart of western Sicily: Palermo, Trapani, Segesta, Selinunte, Monreale, the Zingaro Nature Reserve are within easy reach. We like the idea of sharing with others the place where we have decided to live. My mother is American, my husband is Finnish, N. and his family Albanian and we like the idea of having the world come to our house! We speak English, Spanish, Finnish, Albanian.