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This farm is situated 6 km from Noto, immersed in nature and surrounded by carob and ancient olive trees at the foot of Noto Antica. The house is comfortable, cool in the summer and also protected from the Sicilian winters. The 3 hectares of land is completely organic and has been bought back into production after having been abandoned for decades. There are ancient orange, lemon, mandarin, almond, loquot, persimmon, walnut and Persian banana trees. Help needed with clearing the land, harvesting fruit, watering, in the vegetable garden and with maintenance jobs around the house. A spring and river keep the area damp and semitropical. Vittoria decorates porcelain with designs of local Sicilian flowers and cooks traditional Sicilian meals (such as focacce with wild herbs). JC carries out many jobs to be done on the land including weeding, clearing in the summer to reduce the risk of fire, keeping the paths clear, in the vegetable garden and with the watering system. Accommodation in a room, there is also space for tents. English and Spanish spoken.
On this 8 ha farm we cultivate olives and other crops and vegetables in the spring/summer. There is a small Mediterranean woodland. I have a small flock of 20 sheep which free range and they are useful to keep the grass cut! The land and the animals are kept according to the methods of organic farming, the farm is family run with use of casual labour. I am an agronomist and a freelance yoga teacher and for 15 years have concentrated on organic cultivation. I am on the farm all the time during the three months of summer and can host you in a room, when possible, or else in a tent or caravan. We prepare meals and eat together and have a typical Mediterranean diet, we can cater for special diets. Things to do on a farm are countless and varied : 1. Agricultural activities such as pruning and removing the suckers from the olive trees, grass cutting, building dry stone walls, wood cutting, fencing, irrigating olive trees at the start of the spring season, care of the environment around etc. etc. ... 2. Construction activities, such as restoration and maintenance of existing buildings There are many other activities apart from the agricultural ones that I plan to be implement in the near future; social and educational agricultural projects, harvesting of plants for therapeutic purposes or for craft activities (production of chairs, baskets, felting), informal hospitality, courses in yoga, meditation, etc. . I ask for a help especially during the following periods : - From July to September, for the care of the olive trees in the olive grove and orchard - From late October to December for the olive harvest. I also want to restore the existing farm buildings, so people with skills in this are very welcome. We are in the Nebrodi Park, where the different varieties of oak trees form extensive forests, nearby is Lake Ancipa, Lake Regalbuto , Monte Soro, the Biviere Cesaro, etc. The Tyrrhenian coast is 60 kms away by car through the thick woods. The farm is on a hill at an altitude of about 650 ms, the typical medieval town of Troina is located at an altitude of 1,120 mlm and in the summer holds numerous events and festivals.