“A quiet secluded life in the country, with the possibility of being useful to people to whom it is easy to do good, and who are not accustomed to have it done to them; then work which one hopes may be of some use; then rest, nature, books, music, love for one’s neighbour — such is my idea of happiness.” Lev Tolstoj.
It is from this and many other reflections that begins our project of life called Yogam Farm. We both walk hands by hands to pursuing our dream: live in a rural setting – after many experiences in Italy and abroad, back to the land of origin – where cultivate (in the true meaning of the word) new hopes. Where? Nearby Acqui Terme, a Roman village at the border between Piedmont and Liguria, reviled as much as beautiful, where we wanted to get back as actors of our respective lives and no longer feel as strangers.
Together, we with you.
But in practice, which are the pillars of the Yogam Farm project?
Healthy food: local, organic, in part self-produced; The remainder is purchased from trusty farmers and in a small percentage from big retailers. Our diet is vegetarian, with limited consumption of animal derived products.
Innovative agriculture: vegetable and fruit gardens, cultivated without mechanization and chemical pesticides, according to the principles of permaculture and synergistic growing, for our self consumption. Yogam Farm soon will become part of Wwoof Italy.
Sustainability at 360 °: waste reduction (electricity, water, garbage, heating, …), disclosure of ‘sustainable living’ values through the media. Thanks to the good example is possible to limit our impact on the Planet.
Sustainable tourism: it means respect, travel slowly, enjoy the essentials without deprive the comfort. We would like that the tourists that visit our lands could enjoy some moments of peace and quiet, and find the right time to take delight of the magnificent culture of this area.
Hospitality: Yogam Farm can count on an old stone farmhouse, built at the beginning of the twentieth century and restored with love. We can host singles, couples, friends and small groups up to 6 people. Here below our ad on Airbnb.
Teaching: we currently hold yoga classes and holistic treatments every week, in a calm and beautiful environment. We aim to organize yoga retreats, language courses, etc. for small groups, in collaboration with our network of local teachers and professionals.
Sense of community: let’s assume that we are all made of small pieces, of fragments. In our society separation reigns and, consequently, dispersion and distraction rule. We aim to bring together strengths, skills and human resources, within our network of friends, students and associates.
Right to food, water, education and health: we completely rely on the statements of NGO such as Need You Onlus and Don Orione: no child in the world should remain without inalienable rights. It is our commitment, every single day, to do not let it happen.