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Czech Republic Czech Republic: Permaculture in Practice - Learn and Act! (SDA401)

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04/08/2024   -   17/08/2024

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Details on the project

Age
18 - 99
Max number of volunteers
7
Still room for
(Full)
Languages
English
Vegetarian food
Yes
Nearest airport
Praha (Prague) (PRG)
Nearest bus/train station
Bus stop: Horní Kruty, Ujezdec, rozc.
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Work

The work will be mainly manual and outdoors - digging holes for trees, mulching the surrounding soil with organic material, shredding branches, retaining water in the landscape, collecting waste in the forest and the village, drying hay, building bird boxes, preparing for the construction of an apiary, planting honey plants, preparing compost. In case of rainy weather, the work will consist of processing the products from the garden (canning, drying and preservation of fruit, herbs and seeds, preparation of winter food for birds). Please, bring appropriate shoes and clothes that can get dirty or damaged and a raincoat.

Accomodation and food

You will be accommodated in a spacious, newly renovated attic with a bathroom and two larger open spaces with another bathroom. Water is heated by the sun. You will sleep on mattresses and mats. Please, bring a sleeping bag and a mat. It is also possible to sleep safely outside in a tent which we can rent. WIFI is available. You can also use a washing machine. Volunteers will cook their meals from provided ingredients and vegetables grown in the garden (the diet would be mostly vegetarian) in a fully equipped kitchen.

Location and leisure

Ujezdec is a very small village southeast of Prague with only 62 inhabitants. The village and its surroundings are agricultural, surrounded by extensive monoculture fields. On the other hand, an oasis of biodiversity, food self-sufficiency and abundance according to the rules of permaculture is gradually emerging on the property next to the house where you will work. Phone coverage is good. The closest bigger city is Sazava, where you can find ATMs, pharmacies and other services.

In your free time you can play sports such as football, petanque, outdoor exercise (yoga), jogging, volleyball, badminton or ping-pong. It is possible to rent a canoe/raft or bike in a nearby town or go swimming. There will also be time to organise hiking trips and half-day or full-day trips by bus to Prague, Kutna Hora, Sazava or Kourim.

Project hosted by

This workcamp is organised in cooperation with the Association for Development 3K which aims to develop three areas: 1. Education through promoting the knowledge and skills needed for the harmonious development of man, humanity and the planet in the third millennium. 2. Language skills, international understanding, and local cooperation. 3. Permaculture and circular relationships. The aim of the workcamp is the preparation and planting of a food forest and continuation of an already established permaculture orchard to increase the long-term resilience of crops and promote local biodiversity. Volunteers will also learn how to increase food self-sufficiency and reuse local materials. At this workcamp, you will actively contribute to the achievement of UN SDG15 Life on Land.

Directions to meeting point

From the Prague airport, take the trolleybus line number 59 to the final stop “Nadrazi Veleslavin”, where you need to change to green metro line A in the direction to Depo Hostivar and go to the “Muzeum” stop. Change to red metro line C in the direction of Haje and go to the final stop “Haje”. Just in front of the metro, there is a bus stop, take bus 387 at 15:00. Get off at the bus stop “Horní Kruty, Ujezdec, rozc.” at 16:07. Your camp leaders will be waiting there for you and take you to the accommodation (8 mins walk). Detailed travel information will be provided in the Infosheet.

Additional comments

Regular lectures on permaculture and its rules, edible forests, composting, biodiversity support, and water retention in the landscape. Debates and guidance on group dynamics, teamwork and work efficiency.

Sustainable Development Goals

Life on Land