NATURAL FARMING CAMP
Would you like to experience a full immersion in natural agriculture?
Join our Natural Farming Camp
Sharing to Grow
Natural Farming: a sustainable solution to environmental and social challenges
Terramore is inspired by the principles of Masanobu Fukuoka, a Japanese botanist and philosopher, pioneer of the so-called Natural Agriculture and author of the book The One-Straw Revolution.
The philosophy of natural agriculture is based on the observation of nature, on the imitation of natural processes and on the minimization of human intervention to promote sustainable management of natural resources.
Simple solutions are preferred, avoiding the use of chemicals or invasive agricultural practices that could damage the ecosystem.
The Natural Farming Camp is a 6-day immersive experience aimed at promoting greater awareness of our relationship with Nature.
This experiential learning is a unique opportunity to learn natural and sustainable agriculture practices, creating a self-sufficient and harmonious agricultural system, without the use of pesticides, chemical fertilizers and tillage.
The Natural Farming Camp also encourages collaboration and sharing among participants as a team building experience and community life.
The 3 H Model
HEART - HEAD - HANDS
It refers to the connection with inner purpose.
This stage involves opening your heart and listening to your inner guidance, being aware of your emotions and intuitions.
It refers to the cognitive component of learning.
In this phase, the mind is put at the service of the heart.
We are open to new creative solutions, stepping outside the conventional framework to start thinking through the "natural mind". In this way, resilience, observation and problem solving skills are developed.
It refers to the practical component of learning.
In this stage, you have the opportunity to put your hands in the service of the heart, applying the knowledge gained to create, build or experience something new.
Through hands-on activities, such as growing crops, preparing food or building structures, participants can experience new knowledge first-hand and put what they have learned into practice.
Help us in the mission to regenerate
the EARTH and the HEART
What to expect from this educational and regenerative experience:
ACTIVITIES IN NATURE:
sustainable practices for self-sufficiency, creative manual skills, vegetable garden preparation, sowing and transplanting, participatory management of daily needs
circles and exchange sessions on natural agriculture
COMMUNITY LIFE & TEAM BUILDING:
You will learn to co-create with like-minded individuals by sharing responsibilities and resources, and developing trusting relationships
PERSONAL GROWTH ACTIVITIES:
participatory and horizontal management (sharing circles, mindfulness, music, free movement, etc.) using Open Space Technology
SIMPLE NATURAL LIVING:
immersion in nature, tent accommodation and digital detox
This place is NOT for you if:
You are simply looking for a place to stay without a real interest in our mission and values.
You expect to have “city services” such as nearby public transportation, WIFI, TV, bars, shops, etc.
You have serious and severe physical or mental health issues such as very low mobility, severe spinal injuries, mental illnesses, severe allergies, etc.
You are dealing with an addiction (drug or alcohol) as the use of these substances is not allowed.
Terramore strives to be a hub for sharing and self-expression, dedicated to serving the heart and honoring nature.
In an increasingly fast-paced and technological world, awakening our innate connection with nature is crucial for our psychological and physical well-being, as well as for the health of the planet.
By tuning into Nature’s wisdom and language, we can find inner guidance to navigate the challenges of modern life.
CONTRIBUTIONS FOR THE ASSOCIATION IN SOLIDARITY ECONOMY
Natural Farming Experience
The Natural Farming Network
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ)
How do I reach Terramore? Can I do it by public transportation?
We are in the south of Abruzzo, half an hour from the coast, in the Valle del Trigno territory, precisely in the municipality of the village of Palmoli (CH), on the border with Molise.
If you come with your own car, you can see our location by going to the contact page or by searching “Terramore Associazione di Promozione Sociale” on Google Map.
If you want to use public transport, the best way will be to reach the city of Vasto or the closest San Salvo.
From these destinations it will be easier to arrange to pick you up or find easy solutions to reach us.
Here are some useful tips:
From Pescara (Piazzale la Repubblica) to San Salvo: 1h 30min – www.dicarlobus.com
From Roma Tiburtina to San Salvo: 3h 40min – www.dicarlobus.com
From Napoli (terminal metropark – Corso Lucci – Central Station) to Vasto (stop in Dogliola area servizio “Il Girasole”) – 2h 50min – www.autoservizicerella.eu
From Milano Centrale to Vasto-San Salvo: direct train 7h 30min www.trenitalia.com
From Bologna Centrale to Vasto-San Salvo: direct train 4h 35min www.trenitalia.com
DIRECT FLIES TO PESCARA FROM:
Milano (Linate or Bergamo Orio al Serio)
Who is the Natural Farming Experience intended for?
The Natural Farming Experience is primarily aimed at those who are in a phase of transition from “conventional” to “natural” living and who wish to learn and experience sustainable cultivation methods in harmony with nature. This experience is also open to those who are already familiar with Natural Farming and Permaculture and who wish to share their knowledge for mutual enrichment and promote cultivation methods that respect the environment and biodiversity.
What activities will be carried out during the natural farming camp? And how many hours will be dedicated to these activities?
You will be an integral part of Terramore’s daily life. We will hold listening circles to assess the priorities of the place and organize activities accordingly. During the Natural Farming Camp, you will have the opportunity to deepen your knowledge about the applications of natural farming. In particular, you will learn how to awaken the soil, manage weeds, prepare the garden in accordance with the principles of natural farming, and we will make space for observations and comments on the site to improve your practice. As for the schedule, we prefer to maintain some flexibility and adapt to weather conditions. In general, we plan to dedicate about 3-4 hours to natural farming, with practical and theoretical activities guided by our facilitators.
We want to emphasize that participation in this program should not be seen as “work,” but rather as an opportunity to create value and gain knowledge through a hands-on field experience. All of this takes place in a spirit of gratitude, conviviality, and harmony. In our free time, we will use Open Space technology to give space to ideas, proposals, and community initiatives.
What type of accommodation should I expect?
You can bring your own tent to pitch in the middle of nature 🙂 Depending on availability, we can offer the use of some tents with mattresses.
What should I bring?
Remember to bring comfortable clothes for the countryside.
We advise you to bring slippers to use in the tent, clothing in case of rain and good work gloves to protect your hands when we work in the garden.
For personal hygiene products we remind you that here we only and exclusively use biodegradable and ecological products. If you don’t have them, you can buy shower gel, shampoo and conditioner directly from us.
Also remember to bring your own towel for the shower. It is also advisable to bring your own yoga mat.
Bring bug spray just in case – we recommend a natural one made from citronella.
Bring comfortable shoes in case you want to go hiking in the mountains.
But above all, bring a lot of enthusiasm for learning and a positive attitude, as this will help you get the most out of the experience.
What can I do in the free time?
There are many activities you can do in your free time.
A few steps from us there are some trails near the woods for walking and recharging in nature.
A few kilometers away, the Trigno river offers enchanting places to cool off on hot summer days.
If you want to stay in the centre, you can request an experiential workshop: Aerial Yoga hanging from a tree, Natural Cosmetics, Wellness Ritual with essential oils, Sonotherapy with Tibetan bells, and much more!
Likewise, many people opt for rest and relaxation.
Reading under an oak tree, sunbathing on the lawn, spending time in the garden, listening to music, writing poetry, making time for an artistic hobby, are other options you can choose.
How many people are admitted during the camp?
A maximum of 10-15 people considering an available living space of 2 hectares of land.
What's the weather?
We are in the south of Abruzzo, half an hour from the coast.
We enjoy a dry Mediterranean climate, with little rainfall which is mainly concentrated in autumn and winter.
What languages are spoken?
In Terramore Italian, Spanish and English are spoken.
Knowledge of English is better but non-speakers of foreign languages are also welcome.