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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.

Emilia Romagna

This is an individual farm and social promotion association of 7 hectares located on a beautiful hill in the hills of Saludecio 20 minutes from Cattolica. For about three years we have dedicated ourselves to the restoration of the olive grove and of the housing structures abandoned for forty years. We use the principles of permaculture and organic regenerative agriculture as an approach and work tool. In addition to the olive grove that we have integrated with other crops such as artichoke, asparagus, blackberry, hazels and almonds we terraced part of the land creating vegetable gardens. Now we have about half a hectare of garden for production and a small vegetable garden for educational use. We are also dealing with the redevelopment of green building structures; we also host training courses and events related to permaculture, natural agriculture, art, green building, environmental education. We organize activities with children and adolescents; we practice yoga and meditation. Our cuisine is mainly vegetarian; especially in spring and summer we use the products of our garden. For us the volunteers are part of the project; we love to exchange knowledge and experience. We speak English, French, Spanish and Portuguese. Activities vary widely depending on the season. In spring and summer we sleep in a comfortable yurt, where we also host volunteers. In autumn and winter we instead host in the house of Cattolica. The services in on the farm consist of a comfortable compost toilet and a wood-heated shower.
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On the hills overlooking the city of Bologna (Colli Bolognesi) at an altitude of 200 meters above sea level, in an uncontaminated environment and within an ancient wine-growing area, our farm has been producing high quality wines for almost 50 years on ten hectares of vineyard on our property and also on some rented land. We have been working in biodynamic since 2006 and we vinify without the aid of modern oenology. Today the main activity is flanked by over one hectare of vegetable garden, a few hectares of arable land and a small free range herd of Mora Romagnola pigs from which we obtain mortadella, salami, cotechino and meat in general. We bring our products to the Mercato Ritrovato in Bologna. Now we have a farmhouse with 5 rooms where we offer our products. During the harvest, the farm comes alive and the WWOOFers will be in the company of a team of young people as well as employees who work there all year round.
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Situated in the hills overlooking the city of Bologna at an altitude of 200 meters above sea level, in an unspoiled environment and within an ancient wine-growing area, our farm has produced high quality wines for nearly 50 years - we have 10 hectares of vineyard and rent another 6. Today the main activity - wine production - is flanked by half a hectare of orchards, a few hectares of arable land and the small herd of free range Mora Romagnola pigs from which we get mortadella and sausage. We sell our products at the Mercato della Terra in Bologna. Our food is homemade and mainly uses our vegetables. During the harvest, the farm is alive and WWOOFers will be in the company of a team of young people as well as the employees who work here all year.
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We are 2 English artists who 30 years ago moved to this old farmhouse with 10 hectares of land. Our 2 children are grown up though live nearby. We paint, make mosaics and do decorating work. We have 2 rooms we rent to summer travelers. We work our land not for commercial ends but to be as self sufficient as is possible but mainly for the pleasure this brings with the possibility to able to eat a wonderful variety of good healthy food. We have some sheep, goats, rabbits, chickens, make olive oil, wine, and grow many vegetables. We also have dogs, cats and 2 gentle workable donkeys. We need help with many farm activities, in the vegetable gardens, with pruning, animal care, wood chopping etc. Mondaino the nearest small town is a 15 minute walk away. We are 25kms from the Adriatic coast and from Urbino. We welcome enthusiastic, energetic people with a certain sense of independence and who are able to appreciate the incredible beauty and peace of our place and share with us all the delicious food we enjoy preparing. We are not vegetarians. We speak English and Italian. Accommodation in a room or fully equipped camping van in our woods.
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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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Ours is a young farm in the Apennines of Modena, 350 meters above sea level, between Polinago and Serramazzoni, about an hour from Modena and Reggio Emilia. We have about 5,000 square meters of bio-intensive vegetable garden with two greenhouses, 50 laying hens on rolling pastures and about ten bee hives, for the production of honey and to help us with pollination. We are also planning a mixed orchard (pears, apples, plums), which we will plant this fall. We designed the entire farm inspired by the principles of organic-regenerative agriculture and permaculture. We are surrounded by woods, with some paths where you can go walking, and by a stream where you can swim when it's hot. We will need help especially in the garden, with all the related activities (sowing, transplanting, weeding, harvesting, etc.), but there will also be a way to contribute to the daily life of the farm with the management of the hens, and participating in beekeeping activities if interested. We also participate in two farmers' markets every week. We are looking for people who are willing to learn and willing to engage. We request periods of stay of at least 30 days, after a few days of testing for both parties. The accommodation for wwoofers will be in a yurt (two beds) in the woods, not far from the fields and from our house, with adjoining solar shower and compost toilet. We will take care of the preparation of meals, usually vegetarian and mainly using what we produce or products from local farms. We make bread, yogurt and various fermented products at home. We also have a clay oven, which we use at least a couple of times a month to make pizza with friends. We host from May to September, we speak Italian, English and Spanish. We have no television, but we have an internet connection.
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We are Claudia and Filippo, and have chosen to be peasant farmers. We are guardians of ancient varieties of seeds and plants. We grow old varieties of cereals such as Farro Dicocco, Senatore Cappelli hard wheat and other wheat varieties including Gentilrosso and legumes, especially chickpeas and lentils, vegetables and olive trees. We believe in the solidarity economy, we sell our produce via buyers groups and we have chosen to be supported by MAG6's ethical finance cooperative, rather than by traditional banks. The heart of the farm is in Forlì (Magliano) in a farmhouse from the early 1900s surrounded by 10ha of land. Filippo lives here and he takes care of the land, there are some guest rooms as well as a room with twin beds and a private bathroom for WWOOFers. Filippo's kitchen is the communal space for sharing vegan meals. Claudia, who takes care of the guest rooms, lives a few kms away, where there are are also 2 ha of land cultivated mainly with vegetables. We need help in the vegetable garden and in the fields, with keeping the garden and ditches in order and in maintaining the cleanliness of the kitchen and the communal areas of the farm. We could also do with a hand and good ideas in organizing events! Filippo, who was a wwoofer and is a vegan cook, is the father of two beautiful girls born in 2010 and 2012. He speaks Italian, English and French. Claudia, former software programmer, is married and has no children. She speaks Italian, English and some words of German (and would like to learn more!). We do not have TV in the farmhouse, but there are many books and good wifi internet. We are well connected to the centre of Forlì (San Domenico museums), Forlimpopoli (Artusiana town) and Fratta Terme, which you can enjoy visiting in your free time.
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Hello everyone! I am Alice, I live with my husband Omar, we are both 33 years old and have two children, Gaia aged 16 and Pablo almost 14. since October we have lived 3 km from Pieve di Rivoschio, a village on the Romagna Apennines between Forlì and Cesena at an altitude of 450m. The farm consists of a large ancient farmhouse surrounded by 53 hectares of land with woods, chestnut groves, arable land and pastures and various fruit trees. We have worked 2000sqm of land for vegetables. In addition to our needs we would like to cultivate to sell the products and subsequently to supply the raw materials to the farm that we would like to create within two years. Omar worked a few years with pack animals and thanks to this passion we replaced the spade with harrows and other tools pulled by our workhorses, Arturo and Persi. We have a small greenhouse, essential for growing the young plants. We cut wood in the winter, while in the spring and early summer we extract it from the woodland Towards the end of the summer we begin the cleaning of the chestnut grove, of almost 2 hectares, in anticipation of the October harvest. To accommodate those who want to get to know us and walk a part of the journey together we have an independent room under our apartment and, when free, even a small apartment. For now the only fully functioning bathroom is ours but soon another one will be available. We speak English (especially Omar) and we would also like to host people of different nationalities. For some years we have lived a life experience of rural community, of which sharing is the base. We hope that this can be a place of exchange of knowledge, where work, play and music dance together.
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The farm is located in the Bolognese plain: we have 30 hectares which are cultivated and certified organic, with biodynamic practices, mainly in grass crops: ancient soft wheats, durum wheat, spelt, barley, oats, corn, millet, buckwheat, hemp, broad bean, chickpeas, peas, beans, quinoa, teff. Some old fruit trees. All the products are also processed into flour using the stone mill on the farm and then sold to customers. There is a small semi-wild multi-species breeding (cattle, pigs, sheep and chickens) that gives the meat necessary for the farm restaurant, open on weekends. There is also a 2500 m2 educational garden. We are an educational farm where classes of school children visit us in the spring. We collaborate with the Department of the Faculty of Agriculture of the University of Bologna in research and experimentation projects on ancient grains, hemp, millet, sorghum, etc. We have a beautiful catalogued field with 300 ancient varieties of wheat, durum, spelt. The farm is 3 km from a bus stop. WWOOFERS will be accommodated at the farmhouse in a room with an independent bathroom. The house is inhabited for 4-5 days a week by the owner. There are 2 agricultural workers with whom you can work alongside the owner on working days. We host all year. We speak English and Spanish at a basic level. We are await you !!
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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.