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Farmer for a day

Hosted by the Consul of the Rome Vegetarian & Vegan Party Group
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Took place 2 months ago
Sat 15 Sep 09:00 - 18:00

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A day of voluntary activities to enjoy outdoors gardening, eating and socializing together.
This activity is organized with Guillermo Gleizer and you have to contact him for every additional information you may need.
This is a vegetarian activity since there is only vegetable food and it should be also a vegan activity since there should be only vegan food. Ask Guillermo if you have doubts if this activity utilizes only vegan food. People who have no problem in eating also meat can participate to the optional activity in its complete form described below.

The event will take place at a vivaio [nursery] and orto [vegetable garden] –Protected content 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, starting at 9AM and ending at 6PM with a pranzo vegetale e contadino [vegetarian farmer lunch]. Participants may arrive and leave whenever. Buses from Protected content and moreover we are trying to arrange for a shuttle.

Activities (all voluntary of course) will include:
- help in the garden, harvesting, weeding, potting, repotting, seeding, other agricultural chores
- help in the lunch service, cataloguing and other organizing chores.
- help in the fish ponds and garden, including feeding the fish and pruning the aquatic plants
- guided tour of the gardens and the property
- practical lecture on growing and caring for vegetable and flower plants
- practical lecture on cooking and preserving vegetables and flowers.

Cost: Suggested donation of 10 euro 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 responsability 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 to harvest, such as cavolfiore, broccolo, broccoletti, insalata, pomodori, melanzana, cetriolo, zucchine, 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, Guillermo Gleizer will probably cook a vegetable and meat barbecue right there in the vivaio or in his terrace. People who wish to attend should let him know ASAP: dinner and drinks or just drinks, with the proceeds going to the Society.

If the forecast for the 15th is not good, Guillermo Gleizer will notify you.

Please register and let Guillermo know ASAP.