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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.

Modena

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Our small farm, surrounded by greenery, was born in 93 on the Modenese hills at about 450 meters above sea level, with the desire to dedicate myself to a life in the nature that surrounds us and at a pace more in keeping with my human nature. Since then I have been cultivating and producing small quantities of aromatic plants, vegetables and fruit in an organic way and we harvest wild fruits and herbs. After many farming and breeding experiences, today I dedicate myself to the cultivation of the vegetable garden for family use and for the preserves etc that I sell in the organic markets in the area. In collaboration with other nearby farms I grow cereals that I then mill on the farm to produce the flour that I use for our products which I sell in markets. There is always so much to do, from the vegetable garden, to looking after the small chicken coop, to collecting and cutting firewood, and preparing the bakery products and selling in the markets. Today the family has grown over time, is composed not only of me, but also of my children now adults and my grandchildren of 4 1/2 and 1 year. Currently we can accommodate up to two people in tents (which we provide), but during this year we want to finish the renovation of a space that can be dedicated to home hospitality. We speak some English and Spanish and we prefer to host non-smokers.
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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.
The farm is located in the Po Valley, in the village of Gargallo di Carpi, in the province of Modena. Our family consists of Simona and Gianluca, who work full-time on the farm, and our three children aged 7, 5 and 9 months. We cultivate about 30 hectares of land using biodynamic method and the main crops are: vineyards of Lambrusco grapes, ancient cereals, vegetables in the open field, ancient varieties of fruit, arable land and blackberries. We have activities to offer in almost all the months of the year (more from April to November) as we have a cellar for the production and refining of wine, a farm sales point for our products and other organic farms that we work with. We have tastings of our produce, and are an educational and social farm in collaboration with local social cooperatives. We usually cook at home and eat together, trying to make the most of garden and countryside produce; the accommodation is a private room with shared bathroom with our children. In addition there is the possibility of staying in a tent outdoors in the summer if one wants it and to cook for yourselves. The center of Carpi is about 5 kilometers, easily reached by bike or by bus that stops in Gargallo, 500 meters from home. The village of Gargallo has food, bar, pizzeria, tobacconist with mail service, church and pharmacy. The beautiful city of Modena is 20 km away. At home there is wi-fi and the possibility of using the family computer. In addition to Italian Simona speaks Spanish at a good level and English, Gianluca at a basic level. Collaboration with preparation of meals is welcomed.
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We are a small farm which specializes in the production and aging of traditional Modena DOP Balsamic Vinegar. The production of balsamic vinegar has always been our passion and a few years go we decided to make it into a small business. We have a total of 6 hectares of land, but only a little less than 6000 square meters of vineyards for the production of the wort we need for the production of vinegar. Every member of our family, father, mother and two daughters, plays a fundamental role on the farm and is actively working on the production and marketing of the product. We often have Italian guests who come to learn about our production, we love the contact with the public and most of us speak different foreign languages ​​including: English, Spanish, German and French. We also have many animals as pets, including a cow, a horse, several donkeys, goats etc ... In addition to the care of the animals which you can learn a great deal about from the head of the family including many things about the animal world and nature in general, you can also learn how to prepare sweets and much more by staying with the mother, the art of pruning the vineyard (November-December), harvesting by hand (September-October), preparing and cooking the wort (October), transferring the wine between barrels (Dec-Jan-Feb) but, more importantly, you can learn the ancient tradition of making balsamic vinegar directly from the members of the family or by assisting in the many guided tours that take place for our international visitors (February to November). All our activities are born out of passion, and as such we live. We cook both vegetarian or not, we adapt very well and we love to be in touch with cultures which are different from ours.
On our organic farm, located in the heart of Toscoemiliano Apennines at an altitude of 1220mt, (we are just 8 km from the villages of Fanano and Sestola, in a rather isolated position) we breed cattle and horses, produce cheese in the dairy on the farm, have a vegetable garden and harvest and transform wild fruit. There is restaurant, rooms and apartments to accommodate tourists, we organize summer camps for children, we offer horseback riding and environmental guides. We began our "adventure" in 1991. People who want to cooperate with us will be mainly involved in the agricultural activities and accommodation is in a dormitory shared with the seasonal employees or in a caravan or tent. The farm is family run by myself, Anna (44), Sergio (56) and our children Nicola (17), Enea (15) and Ines (12) would be pleased to meet young people from countries other than our own, to enrich us with reciprocal knowledge. We speak English and French, we would be willing to host the whole year, especially from May to October (also a couple or two friends).
A few years ago I started to run this small farm that I inherited, we cultivate arable land (wheat, alfalfa, etc.), tomatoes and vegetables both in open fields (about 1500 square meters) and in greenhouses. My mother takes care of the henhouse, the garden and my husband of the small orchard and vineyard that we set up last year. But there is always so much to do. We have an authorized kitchen / laboratory for the preparation of jams, sauces on the farm. In particular, we pack spicy stuffed peppers and invent recipes with our surplus fruit and vegetables. In addition to direct sales from the farm I also sell in some markets in the city. On the farm there is a three-room apartment (one occupied by me and my husband) in which we can accommodate one or two people. Our diet consists essentially of vegetables, eggs and pasta even if we do not have a completely vegetarian diet. It is possible to use the kitchen to prepare your own food.
From the mid-90s we, Berbera (Dutch) and Paolo, have been involved in local economic methods, sustainable economies and environmental tourism. Berbera has since the beginning of 2016 worked on an organic farm in Montese on the Modenese Apennines. The farm is located about 900 meters s.l.m. in the middle of two fractions. We produce Montese potatoes, ancient wheat varieties and pumpkins in greenhouses. We have started recuperating the chestnut woods and have planted a small orchard of ancient apple varieties. In animal husbandry, which is the farms main activity, we have started the production of sustainable meats like guinea fowl, capons, chickens and produce eggs. Our poultry grow very slowly, have a lot of space and are slaughtered in the organic farm slaughterhouse when they are mature. Finally we have recently started breeding dairy goats. Cheeses are made in the small farm dairy. Together with other farms in the area we are trying to create a short supply chain. The accommodation available on the farm consists of three rooms with a shared bathroom. We happily all eat together, along with the other employees on the farm, but if you wish you can cook and eat independently. There is ample space outside for eating. Beyond the management and maintenance of the activities already mentioned with the poultry, goats, potatoes and pumpkins, this year's work will focus on the construction of fences and a larger barn for goats. Those who come to us will have the opportunity to learn a lot about the various sectors of the farm and enjoy an area rich in natural and historical beauty. The area is quite cool even in summer.

The farm is situated in the foothills of Modena a few kilometers from Maranello, famous for its Ferrari factory. This is a small hamlet, dominated by a medieval tower and surrounded by a garden with mature trees and about 7 hectares of cultivated fields. Started only a few months ago on land which was already certified organic, the farm is partly planted with cereals, in part forage and for decades there has been a large pasture with abundant wild herbs, useful for the maintenance of plant and animal biodiversity. Between March and April 2015 we aim to plant a vegetable garden of about 1000 m, plant old varieties of fruit trees and in May we will plant herbs. The main activities will include tending the garden of medicinal herbs, the harvesting and preparation of products for sale, the care of the garden, the house and the organization of cultural ands holistic on the farm. We follow only natural methods of cultivation, mainly the Manenti method, and we will use biodynamic preparations and Bach Flowers. The accommodation is situated in the large stone main house, which was built in the late 1700, where you have several rooms with shared bathroom. I run the farm alone, so the activities will be mainly done in company, including the preparation of meals. The farm is accessible by buses that depart from and to Modena. We need help from late April to October. I speak Italian, English and French. As well as myself there is are the small dog and eight cats. Wi fi and bicycles are available.

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We are a couple Elena and Jacopo with two daughters, we run a small farm in the hills on the border between Bologna and Modena, about 40 km from both. We produce vegetables and wheat, which we partly sell and partly convert for the two markets which we do weekly in Bologna through the ‘campi aperti’ association. The main work to be done with us is to assist in the workshop with the preparation for the markets, mainly making fresh pasta and creative cooking, and in the countryside with vegetable cultivation. Guests will sleep in a tent and depending on availability in our camper and will have their own bathroom. Our farm is within walking distance of the village and the main services. Ciao and hope to see you soon!
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Ciao, we are Lorenzo (35) and Barbara (40), Miriam (8) and Iris (4), living in the hills of the altitude of 600, surrounded by wild woods rich in biodiversity. We live 1 hour away from Modena, and 50 minutes from Bologna by car. From our house, you can overlook the beautiful landscape of the Appennini. There are some hiking trails nearby if you are into hiking. Ten years ago after finishing studying as herbalists, we started to work with herbs. Through Nature's teaching we try to place cultivation in harmony with the landscape around, taking inspiration from natural farming advice, from ecological gardening and from the principles of permaculture. We also try to create an orchard of medicinal plants and useful herbs. We harvest wild herbs and also cultivate some. We make herb remedies, drinks (tea, juice, beer), jam, vegetable preserves that we bring weekly to local organic markets in Bologna to sell. There are some cats and chickens with us. We cook and eat with wwoofers everyday, using vegetables from our garden, also making pizza, bread, and yogurt. We are not vegetarians but we eat very little meat. If you enjoy cooking, we welcome you to share with us your cooking from your culture and the knowledge of your tradition. Help needed in particular in Autumn, Spring and Summer. Jobs include attending the vegetable garden, harvesting wild herbs, helping preserving herbs, preparing for the market...etc. We have two rooms and a caravan for wwoofers. Minimum stay is one week. Wwoofers have one day off during a week. To get here, you can take a train from Bologna to Bazzano where we can pick you up at the train station.