Erto Eco Farm I
Description: Learning by doing at eco-farms in the beautiful Estonian countryside For years EstYES has been cooperating with farms all over Estonia for solidarity, respect and practical support to local people who work in agricultural sector keeping traditional life style and developing new eco-farming despite of all difficulties. Erto Farm is one of such projects. This is an organic farm promoting sustainable lifestyle, and this camp is proposed for volunteers who appreciate and share its values, want to learn more about it and to help hard working people. Erto Farm located in the Jogeva County in the South of Estonia. The farm is one of the few organic farms in this area. It is specialized in growing vegetables and beef cattle.
Type of Work: The main task for volunteers will be to weed and harvest (manually) vegetables and take care for animals (cows). Volunteers have to be motivated to work outdoors doing sometimes quite physical work under changing weather conditions. The volunteers will work during working days for 6-8 hours. Saturday and Sunday are free.
Accommodation: The 100 m away from the main farmhouse there is a small house with the kitchen, one bedroom (mattresses) and dry toilet. Volunteers will stay there. Shower and sauna is available in the main Farmhouse. Please bring your sleeping bag. Volunteers will share the duties of cooking meals and cleaning. Volunteers will be eating mainly local, organic food from the farm.
Requirements: Special requirementsThe camp is open for young people who is interested in organic farming and is ready to get real experience of it. Please be prepared to the simple conditions of Estonian country side. Volunteers have to be motivated to work outdoors doing manual/ physical work under changing weather conditions. German, English, Russian are possible camp languages.Participation feeDue to lack of communal resources for this camp we ask participants to contribute 30 Euro towards the costs of general administration. This fee has to be paid by bank transfer before the beginning of the camp. If you cannot make bank transfer please contact your sending organization for solution.
Approximate Location: Erto Farm is situated 35 km north of Tartu, second largest city in Estonia, famous university town http://www.visittartu.com/ in the Vooremaa landscape region. More information on http://stage.estonica.ee/en/Nature/Central_Estonia/The_large_drumlins_and_lakes_of_Vooremaa Leisure timeThe camp takes place in the area of outstanding beauty. There are many possibilities for leisure time, especially for those who love nature: acquaintance with nature of the area, hiking, swimming, etc. Some free time activities will be organized for participants as a day trip and excursions in the area (for example: Tartu; 15 km away from Farm is located Ice Ace Center; close to farm there is a family play-land Vudila and Elistvere Animal Park). Some of them will be free of charge while others might require a modest financial contribution.
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