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38 years ago we made a lifestyle choice to move from the city. Since then we have built, farmed, planted and wished to be able to stay and live in these mountains. In the meantime, our son has started his own family and all together we are dedicated to cultivating this 50 hectares organically. We get great satisfaction from the soft fruit production and the bees. But as often happens in these poor areas we have had to combine tourist accommodation with our farming to cater for tourists who come to this beautiful area. So for the past 20 years the agritourism has helped us economically, and without it we would probably have had to return to the city. Our day is full of interesting activities from the early morning visit to the chicken coop on. During the tourist season a great deal of our time is spent taking the guests to see the production of Parmesan and Parma ham. We dedicate a lot of our time to the vegetable garden and orchard and also the kitchen. People who will come to us must be willing to do a little of all of this and for our part we will treat you like family by teaching you what we know and taking you with us wherever we go be it for pleasure or work commitments. The climate is always engaging and thrilling but especially in the summer when the temperature is pleasant in comparison to the great heat of the plains below.
This farm is in the Albareto district in the Taro valley halfway between Parma and La Spezia and is easily reachable by train. It is a family-run farm centred on health and well-being, as the farm is run by a herbalist and a naturapath. The farm has been organic since 1998, it consists of 6 hectares of land with soft fruit, cereals, maize, vegetables and medicinal herbs. We have chickens, a few families of bees and we collect mushrooms, wild berries, chestnuts and wild herbs. We make jams, pickles, herbal teas and essential oils. This year some of our produce will be grown using the principles of permaculture. We are happy to have WWOOFers especially from March to October. We have a room for a maximum of two people with en suite bathroom. Meals are mainly vegetarian and nearly always organic. We usually request your help in the mornings and you have a day off a week. We have bicycles that you can use. We are willing to have anyone who wants to give us a hand and spend some time with us. We speak fluent English and Czech, and quite good Spanish, German and Polish.
We are a young couple, and we have recently moved to the Emilian Apennines to start our project: we want to live as much as possible in harmony with nature. Right now we are restoring a small family vegetable garden, an orchard, woods, fields and preparing to have a small herd of goats. We are also renovating our house and hope to start a B & B. Officially we are not yet a farm and we still do not have animals. We would like to share the beginning of this project with WWOOFers who are willing to help us in the various construction and carpentry jobs, and also in the garden, the orchard, woods and paddocks and with housework. We offer accommodation in rooms shared with any other WWOOFers or alternatively in a caravan. For those who prefer we also have plenty of space for tents. We will eat all our meals together and although we are not vegetarian we eat very little meat. Our home is a place for those who want to stay in contact with nature, take long walks in the woods and enjoy the peace all around us. There is a small stream nearby where you can swim. The train station is 7 kms away and from there you can catch trains to the famous Cinque Terre (1 hour). We speak: English, Spanish and French.
Small organic farm of 7 has located on a hill in the municipality of Borgotaro (between Parma and La Spezia), in a W.W.F. reserve. We grow vegetables (in open fields and in a greenhouse), soft fruit (blackberries, currants, raspberries, gooseberries), lavender, fruit trees and we harvest wild plants as we live in an uncontaminated area. We have a chicken coop with about 20 chickens, 3 horses, a donkey and 3 goats (and if their pregnancies go well we will have double this number!). At Easter time we are hoping to start a campsite with Yurts with structure which can be used as a dining room. We ask for co-operation for all agricultural activities, depending on the period these will vary from the planting of orchards, harvesting and processing of vegetables, fruit and berries, distilling the lavender, packaging of wild herbs and with the daily care of the animals (feeding, collecting eggs, etc.). Accommodation is in a room or tent depending on the season, meals are eaten together (we are not vegetarians but happily cater for vegetarians). There is no public transport and the nearest village is 8 km away. There is a railway station at Borgotaro. We provide bikes and are willing to give lifts in the car. For people with cars we are down a I km unpaved road. Usually, depending in the work that we are doing we ask for help in the mornings and the afternoons and one whole day are free., Stays of at least 2 weeks to allow time to get to know the routine and benefit from your stay. English spoken. Free Internet access. We look forward to meeting you,