PERMACULTURA 900 @ Aurora Community
Languages spoken on the farm:
Romanian, English, Portuguese, Spanish, French, German.
Description of the area:
It is located at the border of Hunedoara County with Caras-Severin. Altitude: 900m, a top of a hill in the Poiana Rusca Mountains, sorounded by pastures and forests, with clear views 360º and to Retezat Mountain. Warm in the summer with a soft Mediterranean influence, at 7km from the center of the nearest village (were the market, pub or medical center is), with complex access mainly during raining season. The land is aproximatively 10ha divided in 2 plots: one of 8 and other of 2ha. The 2 ha is what in permaculture is identified as "zone 5" - wild zone. The 8 ha is mainly pasture, forest and orchards, and is also where the 2 Gardens are implemented (totalizing less then 1 ha).
What do you grow on the farm:
Wood, hey, orchard (apple, walnuts, hazelnuts, plums, cherry-trees, pears) and in the garden a wild variety: potatoes, sunflowers, onions, garlic, 10 species of salad, broccoli, zucchini, hors radish, other types of cabages (red, white, summer, winter types), beat roots (red and others), tomatoes, beans (several types), carrots and other roots. We also take care of 6 bee hives.
10 ha. 900 Permaculture LLC is a integrated living and learning center in the Aurora Community project. We aim to contribute to the self-sustainability of the community by producing food adapting species to local climate and preserving seeds and also by organizing workshops and events related with permaculture and organic farming. Is part of the Romanian Permaculture Research Institute and aspiring members of Global Ecovillages Network Europe.
Months when they accept voulteers:
May, June, July, August, September.
Maintaing the garden, cropping, preserving seeds, preparing seedlings, seeding, composting, mulching, applying best practices in organic and permaculture gardening. Mandatory if not previous experience: 1 day Introduction to Permaculture @ arrival. Participate at the workshops held at the venue.
Tent site, compost toilets, sun showers, washing machine. A barn is nicely refurbished and insulated to host 4 long-rearm volunteers. Time expected to finish: 2015.
This is mainly a vegetarian site. Very rarely we use milk, chess or eggs, all from local producers (neighbors), all produced under organic precepts.
A few words about the family:
Aurora Community is a intentional community project. In 2014 are 6 the members of this projects: 4 males with ages between 23 and 47 and 2 females with ages between 26 and 42.
Two cats and dogs (for now).
We deeply appreciate if no meat, alcohol, tabacco or any other "numbing" products are brought on site. Thank you!