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2016-11-09: WWOOF Finland 0059 left a reference for Estefanía
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Facts

Member since
2014
Desired time of stay
minimum 2 weeks
Visit
April to November
Checks mail
once a week
Response rate
50%
Response time
1 day
Location
Sipoo
Area in hectares
20 hectares
Animals
Cows, Chickens, Cats
Languages
English, Finnish, Swedish
Diet
Vegetarian

Contact

City
Sipoo
Zip
01100
Country
Finland

About

Majvik is a versatile biodynamic farm community in Sipoo right next to Helsinki. We cultivate vegetables (potatoes, carrots, parsnip, onions, beetroot, cabbages etc.), berries, apples, flowers, herbs and cereals on our fields the size of 20ha. We have a DIY greenhouse for tomatoes and cucumbers and we got also some cows and chickens to which we cultivate some fodder. Cows got also some grazing land and here is a self-service organic shop at the farm. Majvik has a long history at biodynamic farming. The previous farmers cultivated the land 30 years and we’re pioneers of Finnish biodynamic farming. Current farmer couple has now cultivated in Majvik for 4 years and they follow the same principles.
Life in Majvik is peaceful and communal. There are always customers, educational- and greencare-groups stopping by and at noon we gather to eat together in the big kitchen by the cow house. We cater mostly organic vegetarian food. There is also a lot of beautiful nature around the farm, it’s really close to the shore of the Baltic Sea, there is old forest and cliffs surrounding the fields and if you’re lucky you’ll meet a moose or deer family on the way to the fields.
Everything in Majvik is produced biodynamically, which means organic farming with close attention paid to the cycles of the surrounding nature. We use biodynamic preparations and follow biodynamic sowing calendar. It’s also in great importance that our farming is self-sufficient for example in sense that we produce our own fertilizers. Most of our work is done by hand and we also got some old machinery.
For wwooffers we offer garden work (sowing, planting, weeding, harvesting, etc.) and some work with construction and animals. We offer versatile learning possibilities on biodynamic farming and we favor wwooffers who have genuine interest in biodynamic farming. As we don't speak other world languages, we expect average english skills from our wwooffers.

We work Monday to Friday from 9am to 4pm and we have an hour long lunch break at noon. We accommodate from April to November 4-5 wwooffers at same time and the minimum stay is 2 weeks. The accommodation is in small wooden cabins. Cow houses kitchen is reserved for wwooffers and other workers. Our toilets are outhouses and in the warm parts of year the showering premises are outdoors. We have lots of work and rain clothes, so you don’t need to bring any of those yourselves.
For your freetime there is swimming and fishing possibilities nearby and we also have an old wooden sauna, which is normally warmed once a week. You can also go biking around and there is 10min walk to a bus stop from where it’s a 20min ride to Helsinki, so the possibilities are almost endless.

More pictures and recent activities on our Facebook page: Majvik- Biodynaaminen maatila

About

Majvik is a versatile biodynamic farm community in Sipoo right next to Helsinki. We cultivate vegetables (potatoes, carrots, parsnip, onions, beetroot, cabbages etc.), berries, apples, flowers, herbs and cereals on our fields the size of 20ha. We have a D...

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Facts

Member since
2014
Desired time of stay
minimum 2 weeks
Visit
April to November
Checks mail
once a week
Response rate
50%
Response time
1 day
Location
Sipoo
Area in hectares
20 hectares
Animals
Cows, Chickens, Cats
Languages
English, Finnish, Swedish
Diet
Vegetarian

Contact

City
Sipoo
Zip
01100
Country
Finland

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