Join us in the Tuscan countryside of Italy for a week of farming, with a focus on slow food culture and traditional farming methods. This week-long farm experience is part of the Climate Farm School learning program.
About the Farm
Spannocchia is a 1,000 acre diversified farm in the Tuscan hills southwest of Siena. The farm is comprised of vineyards, olive orchards, grazing pastures for heritage breed cows and pigs, and small scale vegetable and herb production. Spannocchia preserves an ancient form of life in Tuscany that is based on community, respect for tradition, and a responsible use of resources. The farm serves as an international model for sustainability, and for more than twenty years has hosted interns from around the world to learn about responsible tourism. Participants will stay in a 12th century Tuscan castle and engage in a community of farmers, interns, chefs, butchers, and food processors.
The Spannocchia farm and programs team bring a diverse array of expertise and passions to the course experience. Participants will learn from Niccolo Merighi, Farm Education Director and avid natural winemaker, as well as the vegetable farm manager and others leading the perennial crop operations.
Glimpses from the Farm
Prepare to get your hands dirty with a wide range of activities offered at the farm
Farming and Forestry
Food and Cooking
Pricing and expected commitment
*Pricing varies based on lodging. For this course, the range is $3000-3600. Exact details are provided in the application form and follow up communication to applicants.
Cohort starting September 5, 2023
On farm dates: October 5 – 12
Hear from Climate Farm School Fellows
The Climate Farm School program was such a unique experience. It was so exciting to meet so many amazing people and have engaged, challenging conversations with them. The blend of farm work, course work, and a little fun along the way created such a welcoming environment to empower one another and be the change we want to see.
Climate Farm School was an amazing opportunity to learn in depth about regenerative practices and see how these work in practice during the onsite farm experience. I learned so much and am inspired to keep learning and dedicating my energy towards land transformation to support our climate.
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