Casa de Cultura

Casa de Cultura Permanenta - social permaculture
Contact person: 
Adela and Dan Fofiu-Sanpetreanu
Languages spoken on the farm: 
Romanian, English, French, Italian
Description of the area: 
We are located in the heart of Transylvania. We have a small permacultural garden of 300 sqm and we plan to develop a 25sqm green house in the same permacultural philosophy. We also have contacts in Cluj-Napoca with several urban gardening and food growing projects and we are actively promoting social permaculture as a mean to strengthen the local community interested in organic food and traditional agriculture methods. We are also part in an CSA partnership, allowing us to provide opportunities to work in a natural organic farm 25 km away from Cluj, while being hosted at our house.
What do you grow on the farm: 
Mainly vegetables in our yard, more diverse cultures in our CSA partnership.
Farm size: 
(approximately): 300sqm. An urban center of social permaculture in which we apply the permaculture principles in a community garden and various events dedicated to community life. We also provide opportunities to work in a CSA with a larger farm close to Cluj-Napoca and in other urban gardening and social development projects in the city.
Months when they accept voulteers: 
All year around.
Volunteer activities: 
House maintainance, cleaning, garden maintenance, help developing alternative gardening projects through permacultural techniques, help developing urban gardening projects in Cluj-Napoca, other downshifting and degrowth movement projects in the city.
Accommodation: 
We offer private rooms with 2 or 3 beds and private bath to each room.
Diet: 
We are vegetarians so we won't cook meat but we are not against volunteers cooking their own sometimes.
A few words about the family: 
We are a young couple without children.
Pets: 
Cats, dog and fish.