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TREES FOR FUTURE – an iniziative of the Ecovillaggio Gaia Terra

TREES FOR FUTURE – an iniziative of the Ecovillaggio Gaia Terra

TREES FOR FUTURE is a project promoted by the Gaia Terra Ecovillage to transform more than 9000m² of agricultural land into a Food ForestBy welcoming different types of fruit trees and shrubs, this space will be a sustainable synergy between the environment, society...

DECEMBER  With WWOOF I learned to: manage a farm

DECEMBER With WWOOF I learned to: manage a farm

I started in 2013 to have agricultural experiences as a WWOOFer during University. I liked it so much that after graduating in Business Administration I did a short training as a Professional Agricultural Entrepreneur and at the same time I worked in various farms as...

Associative workshop: from 21 to 24 November c/o the GAT of Scansano

Associative workshop: from 21 to 24 November c/o the GAT of Scansano

Where and when? from Thursday 21 November afternoon and until Sunday 24 early afternoon we will be at Podere Le Piane 158 MURCI, 58054 Murci - Scansano GR for a special meeting of the enlarged WWOOF Italia council. Enlarged?   Certainly, enlarged. Starting...

NOVEMBER  With WWOOF I learned to  build and rebuild together

NOVEMBER With WWOOF I learned to build and rebuild together

NOVEMBER With WWOOF I learned to build and rebuild together I arrived as a WWOOFer at Maurizios farm (Fattoria Gioia) 20 years ago, a bit by chance, trying to improve my Italian and to help on the farm. At the beginning life in the countryside seemed beautiful and...

OCTOBER  With WWOOF I learned to grow ancient cereals

OCTOBER With WWOOF I learned to grow ancient cereals

OCTOBER With WWOOF I learned to grow ancient cereals Tired of the work and the sense of discomfort that I felt for some time, in 2014 I talked with my wife Annalisa about my desire to live in the countryside but at that point it seemed only an unattainable...

SEPTEMBER With WWOOF I learned the self-production cycle

SEPTEMBER With WWOOF I learned the self-production cycle

I arrived in Italy thanks to the University of New Hampshire in the USA, which organizes some 2-3 month internships in Italy as part of the "Eco-gastronomy" training. After this experience I wanted to return for a longer period to a farm I knew and so I discovered...

The summer list is on line

The summer list is on line

The summer period has just begun, a time when there are many of you WWOOFing and for this reason many hosts are fully booked. To find a solution that is right for you, if you have not found it yet, you can consult the summer list When you search the complete list...

JULY With WWOOF I learned how to  make a straw bale house

JULY With WWOOF I learned how to make a straw bale house

I live in Pistoia and I recently graduated in Agricultural Sciences. WWOOF has always been for me the best way to integrate university studies, which were very much lacking in the practical aspects. In 2017 I wanted to experiment with straw bale construction: it is a...

JUNE  With WWOOF I learned  sheep farming.

JUNE With WWOOF I learned sheep farming.

JUNE With WWOOF I learned sheep farming. After graduating from the University of Bologna with a degree in Geometry, I was feeling out of my element and so, nearly by accident, I decided to explore the world of everyday life. I signed up for WWOOF, but it was winter,...

Calendar MAY With WWOOF I learned that family is everywhere

Calendar MAY With WWOOF I learned that family is everywhere

You can meet a girl that only after a week of knowing one another, your heart is opened by sharing secrets, and you feel as if you are her best friend chatting the night away telling secrets, sitting on the terrace. You can find a WWOOFer like you, with whom you can...

Calendar April – With WWOOF I learned to: make a clay bread oven

Calendar April – With WWOOF I learned to: make a clay bread oven

Eelke was a WWOOFer here first 5 years ago. I asked him if he could clean out the rainwater tanks for the garden which were filling with earth as the water came from the ditches. He started and said ‘this is clay I will make you a pizza oven’! And he did! I learnt an...

Calendar March – With WWOOF I learned: The art of the dairy

Calendar March – With WWOOF I learned: The art of the dairy

Never say never, never say forever ... After many years of enriching and demanding work in the field of Mag6, of which WWOOF Italia is a member, I felt that I needed a change and to start something new. But where to start ? How to reinvent yourself after so many...