You might be asking yourself, what really happened at the Helping the Helpers Training? That question will inevitably have many different answers. By organizing an intercultural, interdisciplinary training we knew participants’ takeaways would be as varied as their countries, mother tongues and work. So Reading Rainbow style, Kirsten is going to help us kick off… Read More Guest Contributer: Kirsten Voris Reflecting on Community and Practice
Ferragosto is the last major holiday of the summer here in Italy and it’s upon us. Historically in rural areas this holiday celebrated taking a load off beasts of burden and servants and letting them kick up their heels a bit. Flower garlands on bridals, summer bonuses, the whole nine yards. In our case, since… Read More Ferragosto
We’re really busy these days with farm work, visiting groups, plus a new project at the local parish. At the same time our Helping the Helpers planning continues, and we still need your support. If you have not done so already, consider donating today to cover a portion of the transportation, lodging, food and training material… Read More Guest contributor: Kirsten Voris on Trauma Sensitive Yoga
We first arrived at the Fattorie Faggioli and began this blog almost 3 years ago now. Since then we’ve gone back and forth, posting about all kinds of things. What began as a tool for keeping folks up to date on our travels is now a record of the development of our life today, the realization… Read More Why donkey coaxing?
You’ve not heard from us in over a month. In that time we’ve moved for a final time into the house Federica’s parents made their home for the last 10 years. There was also Christmas and the flu, but those are best forgotten. I’m sitting now in my new living room, a room I remember… Read More What is it you do, exactly?
“How do you translate ‘borgo’ into English?” It was a good question, especially because it’s part of the name of our new home, Borgo Basino. Fede was translating the farm’s website and I really didn’t have an answer ready for her. We looked through some possible synonyms of the direct translation, “burg”, which definitely implies a neighborhood… Read More A Community Castle?