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All Year: February to November
Area (ha): 3
Persons: 1 to 5
Category: Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 10153
Country: Spain

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Last Updated: May 11, 2014

LA MONTANUELA is a 3 ha organic vegetable and fruit farm. Community Supported Agriculture aiming for food sovereignty and friendship. Around 100 weekly baskets directly sold to families through a renewable one year-commitment. Started in 2008. Help needed from February to November mainly for crops: seedlings, planting, weeding, harvesting, washing, packaging..., but also for manteinance: watering installations, new constructions, fencing. Now turning the greenhouse into permanent beds according to permaculture design. We expect around 25 hours of help per week. The farm is in the mountains of Northern Castilla, one km away from the village of La Prada one of the 30 villages of a beautiful valley between two Natural Parks. We host helpers for at least a 4 weeks stay. Two double bedroom-sharing apartment (hot shower, compost toilet) for volunteers in the farm, beside a large room for dancing and indoor activities, all in a straw bale building provided with wind/sun power. We are one adult and a 6 year old child (living in the village), with several close friends, workers and neighbours taking part in the activities. 18 people live in La Prada, double in summer. There is also a sheep farm with horses. Good relationship with neighbours, and friends with interesting projects nearby. Bar, WiFi and river to swim 6 km away. Free ciberplace and shops 8 km away. Bikes available.We like dancing and play some music. Four weeks minimum stay, please. Welcome!

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