MADRID ECO-FARM JARAMA
Torremocha de Jarama, Madrid - Espagne - Volontariat Moyen Terme
Environnemental - Construction
- Chantier International
- 01-07-2018 - 30-07-2018
- 2 volontaires
- 18-30 ans
- 40 EUR de frais de participation
Hosting organization is an association of producers and consumers that dedicate ourselves to self-consumption and the ecological and regenerative production of food. It is located in Torremocha de Jarama, 50 km from Madrid. We produce vegetables, fruits, eggs and meat. We are also dedicated to training and education. The project is starting, we have been operating for a little more than a year, but we already have almost 90 associated families and 2 workers. Our farm covers more than 1 hectare and we have 180 hens and 60 chickens. Volunteers will be able to collaborate and learn garden work and animal care always in an ecological way, help in workshops and training courses in agroecology, preparation and distribution of baskets to partners, composting ... Accommodation will be in CSA member families. We are managing the occupation of a hostel near the land so that soon the option of exclusive Hostel for volunteers could be available. The three CSA workers work from Monday to Friday and there is a team of volunteers from the Association who take care of the animals on the weekends. There are also collective work days that serve both to advance the work and to celebrate our commitment to the association and share efforts and ideas. Most of the associated families live in Torremocha de Jarama. The village is small but has a Cultural Center with Library and computers, sports center with gym, activities and summer pool, and buses to Madrid daily every hour or hour and a half. It also has an Artisan Center (-Torrearte-) with various places with craftsmen dedicated to working with wicker, leather, carpentry, cheese, organic products, ... some of them that teach very interesting courses.
CSA is working together with coordination organization, Building Bridges.
Tasks: Animal care, Construction projects, eco-products delivery, egg collection, general tasks on the farm, management of crops in the field, harvesting, help with an ecological project, practicing the language, manual works and maintenance in general, making eco-products packaging , plant / sow, prune, seed bank, remove herbs. Generic competences to be acquired: Provision for work in the field Specific competences to be acquired: knowledge of farm works (they are not essential).
Logement & Nourriture
Accommodation: you will be staying with families. When the family arrives, they will be waiting and will present their room. The next day they will go to work in the garden. The English we have is medium. The accommodation is made with families. One room for each volunteer. We have a maximum of 2 volunteers per period. Right now we have not covered July and August, although there may be low and high. We usually host volunteers with families for two weeks and then, if the volunteer and the family agree, we can extend the deadline. Regarding meals, the family usually gives total freedom so that the volunteers are self-managed in their preparation. But we are the ones who provide the products, from the garden or the store. They do not have to pay anything, of course.
Emplacement & Temps libre
Madrid airport is the biggest airport in Spain, with international flights every day connecting all over the world. From here you can get public transport subway (“Metro”) towards “Plaza de Castilla” station. To get to Torremocha. In Madrid's "Plaza de Castilla" metro station, there is an interchange where a bus leaves, the 197, that takes you to Torremocha. You have to see the schedules because they do not all arrive here. They can also be found in Torrelaguna. https://www.redtransporte.com/madrid/autobuses-interurbanos/197-madrid-torrelaguna-uceda.html Attractions / What to see: We are one hour from Madrid by bus, there are 4 buses a day. In a close area there are areas with tourist and scenic interest in Madrid province. In addition, we are a broad local community and will integrate perfectly with us. Infopack will be provided to selected volunteers.