The Farmacy

New: Last min openings! The Farmacy is an organic, sustainable garden project located in the heart of the Swiss Alps with tons to do and see. Hiking, biking, climbing and Adventure Sports of every kind. The Farmacy is a project that’s goal is to teach sustainability, create community and connect people to where food comes from and it’s true value. Volunteers should be eager to learn these principles and proactively follow them. The work required is physical: gardening, cleaning, housekeeping, laundry, help cooking. Note: this is a real volunteer and learning experience. If you are just looking for a free place to stay and cheap travel DON’T come here!

We are kind, tidy, respectful and fun people with a passion for gardening and heirloom vegis. You can eat amazing healthy, organic, home grown food every day and enjoy beautiful nature everywhere around you while learning principles of more sustainable living. You will have a room you share with 1 other volunteer, a shared bathroom and kitchen, wifi, a bike to use and Info about all the great stuff to see and do here. We take volunteers from March through October only.

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Reviews

5.0
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Staff & Host

5.0

Hours & Tasks

5.0

Hostel

5.0

Learning & Fun

5.0

Italy

5

Estuve una semana en este voluntariado, y fue algo increíble! Liz tiene una cultura de vida fantástica y es muy amable. Fue una hermosa experiencia, me crucé con personas con una energía espectacular ! Muchas gracias !! Saludos .

18 days ago

Brazil

5

Um dos melhores voluntariados que fiz. Liz é uma pessoa boa, sempre preocupada com os voluntários. Me senti em casa aqui. Muito atenciosa e faz questão que dividir um pouco da sua cultura conosco. O trabalho também é tranquilo, as horas são respeitadas, temos comida e é sempre fresca, pois temos um jardim a disposição, com várias hortaliças deliciosas, que nós ajudamos a cuidar. Sem contar a localização que é ótima, perto do centro e de um lago mágico e as paisagens aqui são de tirar o fôlego. Estou apaixonada por essa experiência e recomendo muito para todos os viajantes. ♥️♥️♥️

6 months ago

Canada

5

Liz is the most amazing host!
She has unmatched knowledge of the surrounding area and sustainability. She is very easy to talk to in English, Swiss-German, and Spanish as she is fluent in all 3.
During my time at The Farmacy, I contributed to small construction projects, DIY projects, gardening and much more. I learned about eco sustainability and improved my German!
Liz only accepts the highest quality volunteers, as this is an extraordinary place to learn sustainability in an extraordinary setting. I highly recommend The Farmacy to anyone who seeks high quality in their chosen host.

6 months ago

United States

5

My stay at the Farmacy was amazing! Liz is an great host that is very communicative, organized, and helpful. The volunteering itself is simple and straightforward and is located in a beautiful area in Switzerland. The time off is great since there are a lot of things to do in the area and Liz makes sure to give great advice on things to do and even offering to take the volunteers on some short trips to the Alps nearby. 10/10 would recommend to anyone looking for an amazing time in Switzerland.

6 months ago

Australia

5

Liz is a bubbly person who is very keen for a chat. She makes you feel very welcome in her home. Great location. Work very fair. Would highly recommend and would love to go back.

7 months ago


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