Volunteers will be involved in the daily activities of the community which include taking care of the internal public spaces and outdoor space, the seasonal work in the garden, the harvesting and taking care of medical herbs and its transformation. Study Part: Every activity will be introduced by a member of Porto di Terra as well as the principles and ethics behind the work.
This accommodation is camp like in tents outdoor. The group will share several tents and sleep on inflatable mats inside the tents. A coordinator will stay with the group. The accommodation is beautiful but basic. There is no electricity in the tepee or camping area. Volunteers are asked to bring torches. Volunteers will use common bathrooms and showers with hot water that are located inside the house. There is internet connection and electricity. Volunteers will cook together with a member of Porto di Terra following shifts and will be involved in domestic chores. Volunteers can use the kitchen.
Day-excursion to the seaside and hiking into the mountains will be organised during the free time.
Porto di Terra is a community project run by eight young people. The project is based on the principles of permaculture and agroecology, sustainability and non-violence. In particular, Porto di Terra aims to create a self-sufficient community. We are a small productive reality (we produce olive oil, natural soaps and cosmetics, jams, food from the kitchen garden). The community settled in the mountains of Sicily and it is established in a beautiful pot of land in the wood since 2016. At the moment, members of the organisation are working for recovering the surrounding land (6 hectares) and for restructuring the farmhouse that is where they are settled. Activities include the management and care of the kitchen garden and the opening of new horticultural spaces, cleaning and management of the forest, opening paths, creating firebreak lines, restructuring of 9 haystacks following the principles of bio-architecture, seasonal collections (olives, hazelnuts and summer fruit), preparation of soaps, oleoliths and ointments, organization of reception activities related to eco-tourism, environmental education and organization of courses, retreats and training (yoga, deep ecology, education, bio-architecture, regenerative agriculture, etc.). For more information check the FB page: portoditerraproject or www.portoditerra.com (mostly to see some pictures, the web site is in Italian).
ATTENTION No chemical soap are allowed, volunteers can bring ONLY organic soap or buy there for a cheap price. Volunteers are asked to pay an extra fee of 200 euros by bank transfer earlier in advance. In addition, volunteers will cover the costs of public transport from Palermo airport to Polizzi Generosa (and back) in total this cost around euro31. Arrival to/departure from Palermo Airport is recommend.
ATTENTION No chemical soap are allowed, volunteers can bring ONLY organic soap. Volunteers are asked to pay an extra fee of 200 euros by bank transfer earlier in advance. In addition, volunteers will cover the costs of public transport from Palermo airport to Polizzi Generosa (and back) in total this cost around euro31.