31 May – 1 June
An area crisscrossed by thousands of landslides
Members who can reach their farms only by helicopter, agritourisms that due to road damage are in danger of seeing their summer work jeopardized, isolated fields that for a long time can only be worked by hand. We are still not out of the emergency phase of the May floods that hit Romagna, but in the Apennines the damage count has already begun, and as expected, the damage suffered by farms is enormous. Fortunately, the wave of bad weather was followed by one of solidarity, and while people are still digging in the mud on the plains, WWOOF Italy has also stepped in to give its small contribution to those in need.
A little piece of paradise that Lorenzo is determined to restore.
Lorenzo Maggi , our member for many years, lives in a place whose name is perhaps an omen: Fiumane Grandi. Torrential rains in mid-May made the landscape almost unrecognizable, and farming very difficult. Fortunately, the road to access his farm is clear and the farm can be reached without danger.
Transplanting season is around the corner, and Lorenzo’s field has been invaded by a torrent of water that has left stones and logs everywhere, making work impossible. However, the collaboration of several hands together, in a short time, could save his season.
May 31 and June 1: A solidarity camp to restore the garden
On Wednesday, May 31, and Thursday, June 1, we will be at Lorenzo’s farm in Modigliana to clean the field and then make the work of transplanting, watering, and hoeing possible. It is necessary to bring boots, work clothes and gloves, water (there is no drinking water on site at the moment). It is also necessary to be in good physical shape and, as much as the activity to be performed is not difficult, to have a minimum of familiarity with working in the countryside. For those who would like to stay for the two days, ideally they should bring their own tent, otherwise Lorenzo will find a way to set up some sleeping quarters at his farm or in an apartment in the village. The volunteers Lorenzo will be able to accommodate will be a maximum of about ten, if anyone has useful tools (e.g. wheelbarrows) they can bring them.