Description: Nesin Foundation (https://www.nesinvakfi.org), (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YkxXLleM3E0) was established by the well-known Turkish humourist author Aziz Nesin and the farm of Nesin Foundation was founded in order to provide healthy food for the kids living in the foundation. The farm is run according to the principles of permaculture.
Type of Work: Manual farm work may vary from day to day. Some examples: Taking care of farm animals, cleaning coops and barns, preparing homemade food for chickens, making different types of composts like cold/hot compost, bokashi as one of the major steps of permaculture is to create our own self-sufficient soil, establishing raised garden beds and filling them, making our own lactobacillus serums, general cleaning of farm area, finding or in some cases making new tools, and an endless cycle of collecting free resource as we need to utilize them in certain parts of the year. The work will be physically hard from time to time. If the weather is too bad, indoor work may be offered. A good motivation is requested on the application form.
Accommodation: There is a volunteer house for 8 people with a shared toilet and kitchen. 3 meals a day will be available at the center, including free days spent on the farm. Please bring your sleeping bag.
Requirements: Good motivation letter related to the project.- The staffs who speak English and French are not available in the evenings as they stay in another place nearby. Internet connection is very weak and not always available. -
Approximate Location: The farm is in Catalca and it is the greenest area in Istanbul which you can enjoy nature. You can have nature walks, paragliding, and cycling. Foundation is 2.5 hours far from Istanbul city center.