Sint- Katelijne- Waver
All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 1.6 veg, 0,5 feed, 3 gras
Category: Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 8061
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Last Updated: August 30, 2012
A young farm, in 'building-up stage' run by a young farmer together with various help.
The farm works as a C.S.A. (community supported agriculture),
I grow more than 50 different veggies, potatoes and herbs for our members(people who come to pick up there vegetables weekly at the farm)
All this is grown on the farm who's mostly self-sufficient;
there's a few animals from which we keep the manure in winter,
the animals are fed with self-grown crops(like hay, dry beans and pees, hempseed, beetroots,jerusalem artichokes, veg-leftovers,...)
with their manure we make beautiful compost, for fertilizing the land with and for growing new seedlings with.
There's own seed growing going on.
A couple of times per week there's a few disabled people coming to help and enjoy the farm.
for our own use we have a berry-garden and different fruit orchard, from which jams and chutneys, wines, sirops etc. are made, we try to harvest some herbs and flowers for thee.
There are normally some bees, only last winter I've lost all of them, currently it is a bit waiting to get some new hives.
I'm looking for help in a period as you like,
there is work during whole year,
in spring, summer and autumn that is mainly planting, sowing, maintenance of the plants and animals, weeding the crops and harvesting.
the making of jams, chutneys, wines, drying herbs, picking seeds, cleaning seeds,...
making compost(with help of a machine fortunately)
Cleaning and some people cooking
Also a bit working on the infrastructure of the farm.
For now there's an outdoor compost toilet in building,adjusted for wheelchair-users.
Work in winter it is a bit harvesting, the maintenance of the animals, milking the cow, making cheese, preparing different things for the next season(infrastructure)
I work during whole year together with a variable number of volunteers.
I offer you a variable work, with an agreed number of hours, in a group of mostly young people
good food, almost all of it of own production, 3 meals each day, every day fresh veggies and if you are no vegetarian meat of own production(not every day)
a room in the house, with a bed,clean sheets and blankets, etc. or a tent in our beautiful garden(only in summer and after talking about it),internet connection on pc, wifi, bikes, some tourist info, lots of appreciation for your help.
Please do note that you also will have to contribute, after work for preparing our meals, this farm is not a hotel.
Don't wory the cooking is a comunnal thing, evne if you have no skill at all in cooking, just some help and you might end up knowing a lot more about it.