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Czech Republic Czech Republic: ESC Organic Farming in the Camphill Community (SDA ESC A2)

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07/08/2024   -   21/08/2024

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Age
18 - 30
Max number of volunteers
10
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Languages
English
Vegetarian food
Yes
Access with disability
Yes
Nearest airport
Praha (Prague) (PRG)
Nearest bus/train station
Bus stop: Terezin, U Pamatniku.
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Work

Your work will mainly consist of manual farm work of all kinds. These include weeding, planting, hoeing, harvesting, watering, cleaning and storing vegetables, etc. In addition to vegetables, there are medical herbs grown, which you can also help to collect and process. You might also do gardening work and help out with the maintenance of the farm and its premises. You will mostly work outside in the farm area or on the fields which are located within walking distance (500m) from the farm. Bring suitable work clothes and shoes, a hat, and a raincoat to protect yourself from the sun and rain. Working on a farm can be physically demanding, please be prepared for that, nevertheless, it can be done with a collective effort and a positive attitude.

Accomodation and food

Accommodation is provided directly at the farm. You will sleep in the attic on mattresses in a renovated historic farmhouse. Bring your sleeping bag! There are two showers with hot water, two toilets, a common room, and a kitchen available. There is WIFI and a washing machine. You will prepare breakfast and dinner together as a group. Lunch will be prepared by the members of the community, you will eat all together with the community. The local project partner will provide ingredients, including local organic vegetables. Meals will be mostly vegetarian.

Location and leisure

Ceske Kopisty – a small village near the historical town of Litomerice. The farm uses 11 hectares of fields; there is a garden and a yard with a couple of animals (a cow, a horse, chickens, ducks, and pigs). The area is quite vast – there are 3 residential houses, a candle workshop, and a common hall. There are 8 adults, 4 children and 7 people with special needs living there. You might meet around 10 other external co-workers. Everywhere in the village, there is good phone reception. There is an ATM 3 km away in Terezin, and a pharmacy 5 km away in Litomerice.

There is a football pitch in the village and after that, you can relax in the local pub or swim in the river. You might visit the nearby Terezin Memorial at the location of the former concentration camp and the Terezin Ghetto Museum. You can also go on trips to the nature-protected area of Ceske Stredohori and/or visit the historical cities of Litomerice, Usti nad Labem. We will also have a barbecue with the members of the community.

Project hosted by

This ESC project is organised in cooperation with the NGO Free Farm in Ceske Kopisty, which is part of the Camphill Community movement. It is a family-like community that welcomes people with and without disabilities and creates a pleasant environment for everyone to live and work together. Vegetables, herbs, and fruits are grown and processed organically. Free Farm aims to raise awareness of biodynamic farming and the role of a farmer nowadays. The goal of the project is to connect people from different countries and experience the operation of a Czech organic farm, develop a tolerant open society and acquire a responsible approach to the world. At this project, you will actively contribute to the achievement of UN SDG2 Zero Hunger and UN SDG10 Reduced Inequalities.

Directions to meeting point

From Prague airport, take the trolleybus line number 59 to “Nadrazi Veleslavin” station. Change to green metro line A in the direction of Depo Hostivar. At the “Muzeum” stop, change to red metro line C in the direction of Letnany, and stay until the final stop. Here, take the bus 413 at 16:00 to your final destination “Terezin, U Pamatniku”. The campleader will be waiting for you there at 17:00 and take you to the accommodation.

Additional comments

Smoking and consumption of alcohol within the community area are restricted, and it is necessary to respect the privacy and night rest of the residents. Be aware that not all members of the community can speak English. Please, bring a sleeping bag, suitable work clothes and shoes, a hat, a raincoat and enthusiasm and a good mood!

The project is mainly suitable for people who are interested in farming and community life and don’t mind working from early hours.
This project is supported by the EU program European Solidarity Corps, detailed info will be provided after your acceptance. For more info about ESC visit https://europa.eu/youth/solidarity_en.

Requirements

Smoking and consumption of alcohol within the community area are restricted, and it is necessary to respect the privacy and night rest of the residents. Be aware that not all members of the community can speak English. Please, bring a sleeping bag, suitable work clothes and shoes, a hat, a raincoat and enthusiasm and a good mood!

The project is mainly suitable for people who are interested in farming and community life and don’t mind working from early hours.
This project is supported by the EU program European Solidarity Corps, detailed info will be provided after your acceptance. For more info about ESC visit https://europa.eu/youth/solidarity_en.

Sustainable Development Goals

Zero Hunger Reduced Inequalities