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Partner: The "University of the Farmhouse" is a center of education for nature, culture, youth work and sustainability. The aim of this project is to demonstrate different ecological cultivation methods and then to work with these methods independently.
Work: In the last years with the help of several workcamps there was created a new seminar room and volunteers designed a nice courtyard for recreation and leisure time outside. This year it is planned to build a aeurooecampus for nature and youthaeuro. Volunteers can help to set up different garden patches for cultivation and as well biotopes for nature conservation. Beside this it is planned to build several housings like a yurt, a tepee and hut in traditional loam construction.As every year, volunteers are invited to get to know the local Perma Culture garden and do some gardening there. While looking after the plants, there this the possibility to harvest fruits. Of course there is also the opportunity to get to know about the idea of a Permaculture with its, plants, animals and environment.Therefore we are looking for motivated young people who are interested in handicrafts, living with nature and gardening/landscaping.Study part: How to create a productive garden which grows plants and
Accomodation: The participants are accommodated in the big seminar room. Food will be prepared together in the big kitchen of the seminar house.Remarks: Please bring working clothes and a sleeping bag with you.
Location: The project will take place in a famous river hill and cultural landscape in the middle of Saxony at the foot of the Erzgebirge (Ore Mountains), 35 km from Dresden, 15 km from Freiberg.The afternoons and evenings, also weekends are free for personal use: sports, swimming, fieldtrips in the region and to Freiberg. There will be a group of around 5 local German volunteers participating in the workcamp. Good possibility to improve your German language skills. In the last weekend, volunteers will join the summer party of the University in the Farmhouse.Terminal: Freiberg, near Dresden. Airports: Berlin, Dresden, Leipzig.