POGGIO DEL CASTAGNO
- chantiers 1-3 semaines
- Code : IG.AGRI.05
- Dispo : 2M (Total Part 5)
- Langue du Projet : ENG / ITA
- Age : 16 - 45
Poggio del Castagno is a biodynamic organic farm where is possible to experiment techniques of innovative farming as well as re-discover ancient traditions.
Volunteers will mainly help in harvesting hazelnuts and eventually in making tomato sauce and dry tomatoes.
shared tents in the camping area that is furnished with hot water showers. Volunteers will cook for themselves.
There are three interesting medieval villages in the surroundings of the farm: Pitigliano, Sorano and Sovana. Additionally from the 31st of August to the 3rd of September there is a famous local Vine fair organized in Pitigliano. In these days wine cellars and cooperatives are open to the public for trying local wines and traditional food.
Interest in out-door activities, agriculture and biodynamic farming is welcome. Remember to bring warm clothes as the weather can be chilly in the evening. Also bring a warm sleepingbag.
The association has the following aims: a) foster and promote human and civil rights, with particular attention to child and youth rights; b) promote the right to information and participation of youth; c) defending social and collective rights with particular attention to youth and student rights; d) promoting volunteering as a tool for social change and active citizenship.
During its life, the association run different activities of information, training and counselling and, since 2006 has start focusing its activities to promote and develop tools for social inclusion of youth with fewer opportunities.
We organize workcamps and youth exchanges since 2006.
In particular it has addressed its work to involve disadvantaged youth in local and international voluntary activities in the frame of Youth in Action and Europe for Citizens programmes of the EU.
Since 2008 has also established a partnership with the Centre for Social Services for Youth of the Italian Ministry of Justice. In the frame of this partnership, the association has been developing activities to include young offenders in international intercultural activities, in the frame of the social rehabilitation programmes.