Setting up a permaculture garden. You will contribute to the local strategy of keeping the village alive by setting up a permaculture garden. Permaculture is a system of agricultural principles centred on simulating or directly utilizing the patterns and features observed in natural ecosystems. This garden will be used as a community garden and an educational garden for children. A team of professionals is planning the exact outline of the garden in spring. Tasks of the workcamp will be to prepare the ground, to remodel the terrain, build small paths and maybe a pond, set up compost heap and a bench, plant trees and bushes and much more. The permaculture garden will be part of the local leisure area about 500m from the village centre.
Unterkunft und Verpflegung
You will be hosted in the village’s community centre. There is enough space for the group to sleep, as well as a kitchen and toilets. Showers are nearby. The accommodation is right in the middle of the village next to the church and the local pub (with its own brewery!).
Lage und Freizeit
Mannebach is a very small village of 350 inhabitants not far from Trier, close to the border of Germany and Luxembourg. The surrounding area is quite touristic. In Saarburg (6km) you can find all the infrastructure you need, such as shops and many attractions (swimming pool, ruins of a castle, waterfall, historic city centre, a summer toboggan run, a chairlift…). There is also a holiday resort with 150 holiday bungalows. Mannebach is surrounded by a beautiful landscape, perfect for hiking and other outdoor activities. The number of excursions will be limited, but for sure Trier with the famous Roman sites, the cathedral and the birthplace of Karl Marx can be visited.
Wer organisiert das Projekt?
The village community and the mayor of Mannebach invite you to this workcamp. Mannebach is a very small village without public transport, without a school or a kindergarten and without any shopping facilities. Nevertheless, a few years ago the community started initiating different projects to improve village life and to ensure the future of the village: e.g. they now have a village mini-bus with volunteer drivers to improve mobility, they built a public gym that is open 16 hours a day to promote physical fitness and health for all ages (especially seniors), they opened a leisure area with soccer field, playground, barbecue, beach volleyball and much more, they started different educational projects for children and youth and built up structures to support each other. All these projects and some more were undertaken by volunteers and they all follow the aim to keep as many people as possible in the village. So even if at first sight you might not expect it, you will be able to enjoy plenty of things in Mannebach.