Kriusilla Farm II
Description: For many years EstYES has been cooperating with farms around Estonia to demonstrate solidarity and respect and to support local people who work in agricultural sector keeping traditional and developing eco-farming despite of all difficulties. Kriusilla Farm is one of them. This is the organic farm dealing with traditional bees-keeping and promoting sustainable lifestyle. So this camp is proposed for volunteers who appreciate and share eco-values, want to learn more about it and to help hard working people. This camp follows positive experience of the camps of two previous years.
Type of Work: Kriusilla is a small farm dealing mainly with beekeeping. Volunteers will be collecting honey, cleaning bee houses, possibly helping to built new ones, etc. There can be also some light some light odd jobs in the house, building and gardening. The working day will be 5-8 hours depending on weather conditions.
Accommodation: The accommodation conditions on the farm will be simple, however beds are provided. Please bring your sleeping bag. Toilets and showers are available. There is kitchen with all necessary equipment for cooking. Volunteers will be served food cooked by the hosts.
Requirements: Special requirementsYou have to be open-minded and be ready to adapt to the simple conditions of the rural life and be ready to do farm work, which can be hard sometimes. NB Obviously, the volunteers should not be afraid of or be allergic to bees. Please note, there are 3 children in the family of Kriusilla Farm, so participants should be ready to spend some time with them sharing their culture and 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: LocationThe farm is located in Anija Community of Harjumaa County. Distance from Tallinn is about 40 km. More information on www.visitestonia.com LEISUREThere are a lot of leisure time possibilities in the area for people enjoying nature and interested in sustainable way of living. There are many interesting locally important natural sites in the area. There is Jagala River 4 km away, picturesque lakes about 20 km away and the sea 40 km away. Short trips in the area are planned by hosts. It is easy and therefore quite possible to go to Tallinn on your own in the free time. Besides there will be some local festivities in the villages nearby (www.voose.ee; www.viikingitekyla.ee). In June volunteers will participate in Mid-summer festivities, which is perhaps the liveliest, the biggest and the most important festivity in Estonia widely celebrated all over the country.
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