Living Seeds - Sementes Vivas is a seed company based in Idanha-a-Nova, central Portugal. With an international team of 30 people we produce, process and market organic and biodynamic open pollinated seeds and are involved in educating local farmers about organic and biodynamic farming.
Our team consists of 19 passionate, experienced people with backgrounds in organic and biodynamic agriculture, seed production, plant breeding, marketing and sales.
LSSV is also very involved in education, consulting, training and the dissemination of organic and biodynamic topics across Portugal. We organise seminars on a variety of subjects including the upcoming 2 days conference “Reviving The Countryside”, courses on Biodynamic farming, our first permaculture design course and counselling for our growers.
For the moment there are no living quarters on the farm yet, so we are all commuting. While volunteering at LSSV a designated team member will host you in one of our two guesthouses that are located in Idanha-a-Nova. Staying at these houses will require you to contribute with your share of cleaning and other chores.
Transport to the farm that is a 20 minutes drive away, and back home will be organised according to a fixed schedule.
The farm kitchen currently provides minimum three hot meals per working week, other than that there will be a budget for food and basic amenities. The kitchen team offers mostly vegan/vegetarian food. The team is very diverse not only in lands of origin but also in our diets and views on many things, so while the kitchen team cooks vegan other members of the LSSV team sometimes prepare meat on days when the kitchen team is not there.
At LSSV we are looking for volunteers in the areas of: Year round: field and garden work, social media, documentation / photography, handiwork and craftsm(wo)manship, cookery / kitchen-help.
Size of project site
People on site
15 - 30
April to October
November to March
- private room
- communal kitchen access
- fast: streaming video
Sementes Vivas is currently offering the following opportunities:
- Graphic Design
- Video Making
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