Contadino Per Un Giorno / Farmer For A Day
A day of voluntary activities to enjoy outdoors gardening, eating and socializing together.
Protected content 10 minutes from Cornelia's Metro stop, owned and operated by the last (most likely) contadino family within Roma. They follow traditional Roman agricultural practices and of course the ortaggi [vegetables] are excellent and delicious.
The event will consist of a full day of activities at the garden, commencing at 9AM and ending at 6PM with a pranzo vegetali e contadino [vegetarian farmer lunch]. Participants may arrive and leave whenever. Buses from the Metro's Cornelia stop run every Protected content . Also we are trying to arrange for a shuttle.
Activities (all voluntary of course) will include:
- Guided tour of each of the different areas of the property - Orto, Vivaio, Fish pond, tree area, "natural" areas.
- help in the garden, harvesting, weeding, potting, repotting, seeding, other agricultural chores
- Help in the lunch service, cataloguing and other event chores.
- Help in the fish ponds and garden, including feeding the fish and pruning the aquatic plants
- Practical lecture on growing and caring for vegetable and flower plants.
- Practical lecture on cooking and preserving vegetables and flowers.
Cost: Suggested donation: E10 for the whole day, including vegetarian lunch (water and wine included) -all basic vegetables used will come from the orto, to the extent available. Proceeds go to the contadino family.
Liberatoria [waiver], by which participants accept all responsibility and liability in case of accident or any other problem to themselves and/or their property.
Complimentary Goodies Bag: At the end of the day, each participant will receive a bag with vegetables from the garden, as available – including those they helped harvest, such as cavalfiore, broccolo, broccolini, insalata, pomodori, melanzana, citriolo, zuccini, zucca, fiori di zucca, meloni, patate, basilico and/or whatever is still available.
Hopefully this will be the first of a long series of related activities. Participants may volunteer as founding members of the Society to help preserve traditional Roman agricultural practices and these facilities.
Transportation: Participants will be provided with details of shuttle or public transportation.
Optional: After the event, I will probably cook a vegetable and meat barbecue right there in the vivaio or in my terrace. People who wish to attend should let me know ASAP: dinner and drinks or just drinks, with the proceeds going to the Society.
If the forecast for the 15 is not good, I"ll notify you: Expected rain date: October 20.
Please register and let me know ASAP. Regards, Guillermo
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