Interested in Joining a Permaculture Community?
We are always looking for Interested Individuals to Join Our Project.
Read Below to find out more about our Project
Where are you located? Our Garden is located in Northern Cyprus. The city is called Girne or Kyrenia.
What is GROL Garden? We are a sponsored nonprofit garden based off Permaculture Principles.
We organically grow a wide variety of food plants. We have citrus and olive trees throughout the property.
We also have chickens, ducks, dogs, and cats. None of the animals live indoors.
We have recently built our first Aquaponics sytem in order to produce fish and vegetables in a truly sustainable way.
This first system is a trial and we hope to improve and expand it over time.
We have always had wild bees living on our land but our goal is to catch the new queens when they swarms.
After which, when can have our first beehives which we'll be able to harvest organic honey from
We have a large list of other projects that we would like to continue in the future
Future Projects? -Worm Breeding
-Creating Worm Compost Bins
-Compost Tumbler Systems
-Adding Additional Buildings (ideally cob rooms)
-Mushroom Lab and Cultivation Area
-Community Center with shared studios, crafts area, playground, natural pool, etc.
How old is this project? GROL Garden became a serious project in 2013. This is a relatively new project, so of course we aren't self-sufficient yet.
However Our Goal towards being Self-Reliant is being realized with each day, and each contribution.
How does your Garden Operate? Our Garden has a base community of a few people, some living on the property and some with a less active role.
We have 3 managers who live on the farm: Yam, Mark, & Ihsan. Another key member is Dervis, who lives in nearby Lapta.
Our Garden also consists of a revolving group of Volunteers from all over the World.
How can someone join this Community? We allow anyone to join our community as long as they are OK to contribute to our projects.
The best way to visit our farm to sign up for our Volunteer Program
What are we looking for in terms of Volunteers? We are looking for long-term Volunteers for helping around the Property who are interested in sustainablity.
Our agreement is 30 working hours a week in exchange for room and board.
Working 4-6 days a week, we offer a flexible option to build up your own schedule.
What kind of duties do Volunteers have? Our Garden/Farm is expanding, so duties could change on a daily/weekly basis which range from
animal care, planting, seed germination, watering, weeding, soil preparation, compost tumbling/mixing, etc.
This is a hands-on experience, so if you're afraid of insects or digging in dirt, this will not be a good fit for you.
Volunteers may also use their exchange hours towards non-gardening activities, such as:
---Walking dogs (7 large, strong dogos that need daily walks)
---Yoga (willing to teach/inspire)
---Massage (willing to give to other volunteers)
---Vegetarian/Vegan cooking with our Vegeatbles
---House Keeping Manager
---Some Art Activities
---Managing New Projects
What is the accommodation like? In exchange for volunteer work, we will provide:
-Housing (bed, pillows, sheets, clothes rack)
-Food (own-grown, minimal budget for foods)
-Yoga classes (normally 3x a week)
Cooking on the Farm is exclusively Vegetarian/Vegan.
We have an outdoor kitchen with cob oven, an outdoor shower, & a compost toilet
To Learn More, please visit our Website:www.GROLgarden.info Also, find & like us on FB:www.facebook.com/GROL.Garden.Girne
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