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Kartepe Kocaeli
All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 10
Persons: 4-6
Category: Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 94138
Country: Turkey

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Last Updated: January 28, 2020

We are raw vegan culinary school and camping that locates in organic farm in untouched village of kartepe, Arslanbey. Which we are working on everyday as season allows us to grow our own organic fruits and vegies for our self and guest students. Since 2011, our farm has been growing with demand of culinary classes. We produce vegetables, fruits, micro greens, sprouts, hazel nuts, walnuts, aloe Vera appropriate to organic agriculture regulations. Our purpose is to eat healthy stay healthy and grow your own food. For that we do have on going culinary classes. In our culinary school and farm we are working with local students and building a strong relationship with them. We do practice yoga and start the day with green juice. If you are someone care about your health and well being and drop some extra wait of you this is the place for you. Our kitchen totally gluten free and plant base. We love to share the knowledge like minded nature loving individuals. Join us in Kartepe for healthy world.

We have lots of daily chores (at the moment, September and Octeber we pick walnuts figs, apples and winter woods)that are required to be done in our farm. Most of the time volunteers helps us to assist us in the class and harvest our products or planting in fields with our local workers. We also have tasks for people who likes painting, fixing etc. So Iím sure there is a job suitable for anyone. We would never ask anyone to do something that they donít find appealing to them and we try to find a different tasks for everyday so you don't get bored by doing same tasks everyday. If you tell us a bit about yourself and what you are hoping to gain from this experience, i am sure we will find the most convenient and comfortable way for you to help us in the farm. 5 days week 6 hours a day

We are living and working with local people (students) in the farm. Some of these people have never experienced plant base diet. So itís a great opportunity to meet with these amazing people and have a glance of their pure, vivid life and their point of view of the world. Turkey is still unaware of the benefits and importance of the raw living food and organic agriculture. There is a very settled understanding about the producing stage. So you can witness the change that we are trying to make and get a idea of how it was and what it could possibly be in the future.

Languages we speak
Turkish, English, Spanish and looking to learn more

We do have Internet access
We do have animals/pets?

Volunteer hours expected
Maximum 5-6 hours a day, 5 days a week

Minimum stay expected of helpers 1 week or more

Type of help you can provide
Cooking / shopping
Help with Eco project
Animal care
Charity work
Language practice
Art project
Help with Computers / internet

We have bungalow-(4-6 people)-, a kitchen, a living room and a small bathroom just for volunteers. We use wood stove to heat the place, so be ready to use it :) We expect from volunteers to cook their own meals (how ever we would share the food from our culinary classes when it is presents) and clean their place daily. Of course we provide all ingredients. So you'll be able to taste all of our organic fruits/vegetables and more.

There are plenty of amazing experiences helpers can have in their free times! Helpers can have forest hikes, swim in a lake Sapanca, camps, build a fire and visits to the city centers. Our farm is very close to the city center that it only takes 20 mnts to arrive with bus and the bus passes near of our farm every 15 mnts. Until midnight. Helpers can also spend their weekends in Istanbul which is only two hours away from our village. In winter time, itís possible to go skiing in our Kartepe Green Park which is only a 25 minutes away from our farm by driving and you can also take a trip to Black Sea to visit the incredible beaches and swim.

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