Borgo Basino is a living, learning community connecting education, networking and wellness on a small multifunctional farm. We are a hub for agricultural innovation, community wellness, and sustainable hospitality. We Learn together as a folk school, Live together as an ecovillage, and Grow together as an organic farm and bed & breakfast. Our space is a rennovated 13th century “borgo” of stone buildings divided into independent apartments on 27 acres in the foothills of the Appenine mountains in the Emilia Romagna region, developed as an “agriturismo.” We generate 75kw of solar power, recycle rainwater and greywater through passive filtration and irrigation systems, and have maintained organic certification and a weather station for over 10 years. We are trained group facilitators, permaculture designers, and conflict mediators. We have supported grassroots community network building through projects like the Helping the Helpers Training, a trauma awareness program. We support our work through outside consulting in progressive causes including the Global Ecovillage Network, as well as increasing emphasis on transitioning hospitality and farm activities for financial sustainability of the community.
Membership & Visitors
- Current members: 6
- Not currently open to new members, but might be in the future
- Open to visitors
You are welcome to come visit us to learn more about our work as a long or short term guest. Short and long term volunteers are also welcome depending on availability, preferably through WWOFF Italia (https://wwoof.it/it/user/156563) or another formal volunteering program.