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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.

La Spezia

1,3000 m2 of land situated at an altitude of about 150 m asl consisting of Mediterranean scrub, rich in plants and aromatic herbs. The land was abandoned for over 50 years: I started to clean up and select all the aromatic plants and also to plant other varieties, including grape vines (as in the past, these lands were used as vineyards) and other plants suitable to the environment and in compliance with nature. There is no intensive activity, I am only seeking help to put the land in order, but, above all, to have cultural exchanges and share experiences that every day life offers to us.
Jean Louis, of French origin, has at heart to transmit his experiences in agricultural matters. There is nothing spectacular here, just a nice if chaotic production, far from other habitation (30 min walk from the village and bus stop)! From horticulture to cheese making, grafting, seed harvesting, preparation with medicinal plants, we have acquired skills, sometimes making mistakes, sometimes discovering a solution by chance. We raise sheep and goats that graze the undergrowth and some chickens. Our bees make honey on chestnut, acacia, fruit-bearing and aromatic flowers. We cultivate a vegetable garden, an orchard and several species of aromatic plants. We host WWOOFers in a room with shared bathroom and in summer it is only possible in tents. The tasks for the guests are to support our activities: vegetable garden, orchard, maintenance of the land, depending on the period. We cook with our products as much as is possible. Languages ​​spoken: French (we are of French origin), English / We prefer to host people who speak Italian or French.
Our organic farm is situated in the Val di Vara, behind the 5 terre at an altitude of 410m in oak, chestnut and pine woods. On 5 has of until recently abandoned land we are experimenting various techniques of natural agriculture (biodynamic, synergic and BRF) not without difficulty! We have finally opened an agritourism which is in the first straw bale house built in Ligura and was mainly self built, and we want to restore the old house using green building techniques. We have a small olive grove, heirloom fruit trees, soft fruit, aromatic herbs, a vegetable garden and cultivate potatoes. We have cows and a Cabannino bull (a rare Ligurian breed in danger of extinction) a young Bardigiana horse (a breed in danger of extinction), 4 sheep and three lambs, bees, Poldo (our dog) Atene and puppies, chickens. We are a couple (44 & 45), our 27 year old son (who speaks English and is studying to be a Naturopath), S. (25), who also speaks English and little P. (12). Help needed in the orchard, with fencing, with the animals, weeding, mulching, with preparing and distributing produce, with the plants and the land. Haymaking and other jobs around the farm which is still a work in progress. We are hoping to learn also from you. Natural agriculture is very slow to give results and is a lot of work, so you will be very welcome! We 2 only speak Italian!
The farm (certified organic AIAB-ICEA) is situated in the Varese Ligure district. The 6.7 hectares of land is divided into 8000 m2 of terraces with vines, fruit trees and herbs, 4000 m2 of pasture, 2.4 hectares of woodland and the rest is uncultivated. The main work is with the herb cultivation, management of the woodland and park, collecting firewood, clearing brambles, upkeep of fences, in the vegetable garden and making preserves. Accommodation in room or tent. English spoken.
We are Claudio and Grazia, we run an organic farm with agritourism in Beverino in the middle Val di Vara. We produce organic vegetables, fruits, olives and grapes. We have dogs, cats, chickens, sheep, goats and horses. Dogs and cats are often in the house and therefore the place is not suitable for people allergic to animal hair. We are vegetarians and therefore we only cook vegetarian meals for the guests of the agriturismo and restaurant. With us live a nearly centenary grandfather and an uncle, our children and our grandson occasionally come and visit us. The wwoofers will be accommodated in the rooms of the agriturismo or, if they are occupied, during the summer season, we recommend you to bring a tent. In this case they can use a farmhouse bathroom. From wwoofers we expect a few hours of help with agricultural work or in the agritourism, exchanges of thoughts, knowledge and ideas, community life and peaceful company. The farm is isolated and surrounded by woods. The public transport stop is about a 1 1/2 km from the house, but we could gladly accompany you. Moreover we often go to La Spezia, 20 minutes by car, and we could organize ourselves for a sort of shuttle. We sell our produce in the market in La Spezia and WWOOFers are welcome to accompany us.