Popa

Popa Farm
Contact person: 
Elena Popa
Languages spoken on the farm: 
Romanian, Italian, English, French.
Description of the area: 
Hilly region in the valley of the river Strei.
What do you grow on the farm: 
Organic vegetables, beekeeping and poultry for home use. Also cultivating cereals.
Farm size: 
4 ha arable land,2 ha pastures, 1 ha forests, 0,6 ha orchard, 0,15 ha vegetable garden.
Months when they accept voulteers: 
May, first part of June, September.
Volunteer activities: 
Volunteers will take care of the animals and plants. Help preparing food. Recognizing and conservation of medicinal plants.
Accommodation: 
In the mentioned months 3 rooms are available, each of them with its own bathroom.
Diet: 
The diet consists of healthy food, respecting the ratio between raw and cooked food.
A few words about the family: 
The family is consisted of 4 members: Marin Popa, veterinary doctor, owner of the farm and responsible with the mechanized farm work and maintainance of the orchard and forest. Elena, the wife, a food safety inspector at the DSVSA Hunedoara, responsible of the garden and the maintainance of the ornamental shrubs, harvesting and conservation of medicinal plants, preparation of preserves. Robert, the son, responsible with the house maintainance and help with the animals. Rucsandra, the grandmother, retired, responsible with the keeping of the animals.
Pets: 
2 dogs, 3 cats.
Other comments: 

According to our opinion, going back to nature is not necessary being primitive, but to conduct a healthy life and make use of some commodities (electricity, water, internet but also healthy diet and much outdoor work). We consider volunteering as a way of enriching our life experience, an intercultural and interethnic exchange from which both parties can learn. We prefer open minded and self sufficient volunteers. We do not accept fundamentalists, rasist or violent behaviored, relegiosly fanatic people. We welcome people interested in natural medicine willing to learn more in this field.