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Area (ha): 150
Persons: 8
Category: Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 91239
Country: Denmark

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Last Updated: April 24, 2019


(Completely full until August)

We're unreasonably thrilled to offer to you the exciting opportunity of experiencing sustainable island vegetable farming in the South Funen Arcipelago. We're part of a danish NGO that has recently provided an entire seaside farmhouse with the ambition of creating the scenic physical framework for a thriving living community of volunteers consisting of helpful souls from around the world, eager to help us create funds for the protection of danish nature by partaking in the sprouting, the planting, the nurturing, the weeding, harvesting, the packing and eventually the joyous eating of an abundant multitude of sweet organic vegetables. As a volunteer you might also at times be expected to help out in other departments of the agriculture here on the estate, so we hope you're up for catching the eventual runaway sheep ;)

The farm is part of an old estate that has been donated to our organization; a large danish environmental fund established in order to promote the protection and preservation of natural areas in Denmark. Our sustainable agriculture serves as an economical dynamo for the fund; by producing organic products of the finest quality we generate a revenue which will then in turn be used exclusively to fund our nature preservation efforts. This is why we need your help to make the harvest bountiful this year so the meadowlands, hillsides, forests, coastal regions and other wild areas can prosper all over the danish wilderness.

There is plenty of space to go around in our old house by the sea, and you will most likely be able to move into an unreasonably big room of your own, but in the busy season we will have to rely on double rooms. That is however no excuse to steer clear of the plentiful communal areas, where you would hopefully feel inclined to join in as well. From the living room you can open the glass doors to the garden, and then it's just a lazy 300 m stroll to the beach, for your after-work dive.

Prepare to live with the seasons, cause we're integrating the very diverse production on Skovsgaard into the consumption of the collective, so the volunteers will live partially on the local produce; expect meals consisting of seasonal vegetables fromour own fields, baking bread baked on flour from our own grains, and though it is a priority for us to keep the kitchen predominantly vegetarian, occasionally a piece of meat from our own animals to go along as well.

We're looking forward very much to greet you here at our community in the very suburbs of paradise, the room is ready for you, and the fields they ache to be worked by your hands. See you for a great deal of physically demanding labour, and perhaps at times also a fair bit of reckless guitar-strumming, baby-goat petting, dense bonfire-smoke and moonlit night swims in the long warm season to come ;)

Yours sincerely
Kasper, Marta and Johan(the actual farmer)

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