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I practice agriculture for my own consumption, not for commercial reasons. I grow the major part of my food and also I harvest a lot of wild produce; herbs, flowers and fruit which I eat fresh or dry to conserve. The small pieces of land which I care for are between the hills and mountains and surrounded by woodland. I try to be as self sufficient as possible. The jobs are varied throughout the year in the vegetable garden, woods and with other tasks. I love conviviality, communication, music, and reading aloud. I publish a newspaper "il Seminasogni" about alternative realities to communicate with the outside world. I write poetry. I know many wild plants, edible and medicinal. Cultivating ones own food for me is not work but a joyous occupation. A slow, stress free lifestyle. Accommodation in room, meals vegetarian. English spoken. Due to the earthquake accommodation only possible if you bring a tent or camper van.
My 3 hectare farm is situate near the town of Ancona, from the garden there are beautiful views of Ancona, the sea and Mount Conero. I have olive trees, aromatic plants (lavender, rosemary, thyme, calendula), saffron and a vegetable garden. We use only organic methods and weed by hand to avoid the use of chemicals of any kind, and we are experimenting with natural growing methods to save energy. WWOOFers can help with the preparation of the land and cultivating using the most natural methods possible. I have a degree in biology and on the farm I'm applying the principles to recycling household waste to produce compost. I speak French and German and I understand a little English, but do not speak it well, I am studying Chinese.
We are a family and live in a farmhouse in the countryside and, along with other families, cultivate about 2 has of shared land. Following the principles of permaculture we grow for ourselves and exchange any excess produce. We grow vegetables in raised beds and in the fields, have a small vineyard of table grapes and a young mixed fruit orchard, cultivate both soft and hard wheat, from which we are self-sufficient in bread and pasta. We have olive oil from 24 olive trees. We take care of a seedbed and 100 aloe vera plants. We have chickens for eggs and meat; and a horse, 3 dogs, a cat and a tortoise. The fertilizer comes only from our animals, compost and our natural preparations. We control pests, diseases and weeds without using chemicals. We take care of a small woodland, we obtain hot water and heating from solar panels and a furnace. We would love to accommodate 1 or 2 people for periods - a minimum of 2 weeks - throughout the year, at times to be agreed, to participate in our activities with the idea of pooling our skills and talents, exchange / learn / dream / plan together. We prefer to share lunch but not necessarily dinner and breakfast. We are 3 /4 kms from the bus and train lines and 10 from the motorway. We speak English, French and Portuguese.