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All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 60
Persons: 4
Category: Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 33234
Country: Turkey

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Last Updated: October 27, 2019

This is a family farm which run by me, my mother and my brother. We are doing a variety of activities with volunteers in our farm.
January-February-March; We pruning olive and fruit trees. We plant seedlings. We make bitter orange jam.
April-May-June; We do lavender harvest. We make lavender jam. We hang traps to combat with the flies to the olive trees. We cut the hair of the lambs. We do paintings and woodwork workshops. We organize yoga, photo safari,hiking activities. We make pastry and bread workshops.
July-August-September; We do sesame harvest. We make blackberry jam. We cook with our guests coming for the help. We do archaeological trips.
October-November-December; We make olive harvest.
We have been working with volunteers for two years. Countries of volunteers; Canada, France, Sweeden, Australia, the Netherlands, Finland. Volunteers generally work for five hours per day. We usually cook vegetarian and traditional dishes. We offer meals three times a day. Residing places are like bungalow style,wooden rooms. Shower and toilet are common when using. Work to be done on the farm; hoeing, weeding, planting vegetable-sapling, harvesting-pruning vegetable, grape, olives, almonds.. Chicken feed, set and pet cleaning, horse, dog and donkey grooming and training, feeding the lambs. Remember to bring your sun cream and raincoats.You can use airway to come Izmir from Istanbul. However, it is more suitable to use bus to come Izmir from Istanbul; because there are buses which goes directly Istanbul to Urla. It takes 8 hours. You can choose bus companies like Metro and Ulusoy. Our farm is located near to Urla. If you want to join, please contact us.
Update.... We are starting olive harvest now November 2019 and are need of volunteers. Anybody interested are welcome to join. Wed be very appreciative.

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