04.07. - 16.07.2021
Celkový počet účastníkov:
Description: The local project partner’s long-term aim is to establish a vegan-organic permaculture mountain farm in order to educate people on how to have a highly sustainable lifestyle in a mountain region. The partner is a family of home-schoolers: they feel that this is the best way to respect children’s rights and to establish human connections (better friendships/relationships lead to less aggressiveness and consumerism). Their house outside the village is over 150 years old as well as the linden tree next to it, which is the perfect place to relax. The local partner will cook seasonal, vegan-organic, fair trade, wholefood meals or will give instructions or recipes to cook on your own. The eating plan requires time for preparation.
Type of Work: You will destroy redundant concrete stone walls in nature, make hay for cultivating next year’s potatoes following a specific procedure (and at some parts of the land it is also to preserve a calcareous grassland respectively to fight without poison against the not-aloud, native creeping thistle), you will plant fruit trees and bushes, harvest berries and preserve them. You might also help weeding the field and transporting firewood to the barn (and for the ones, who love machines: cutting wood). Work time outside will be early in the morning and in the late afternoon with a long lunch break depending on the weather – when it is less hot and when Werner is around. This means: free time during the day and you might work more on the weekend and less during weekdays.
Study Theme: We will talk about vegan-organic agriculture (what it is, what impact it has on the earth and on peace, how to do vegan-organic agriculture) and watch 1-3 short films. You can ask us at any time about homeschooling (if desired we can watch also 1-2 films about it). Further there are a variety of books in German and quite a number of them in English, Dutch and French about veganism, vegan-organic agriculture, cookbooks, homeschooling and breastfeeding. There are also books in Dutch about literature, linguistics, cookbooks, veganism, vegan-peaceful-green anarchism, and children’s books.
Accommodation: There are two - three rooms for volunteers - one with a door (also possible: sleeping outside on the mulch/under the linden tree). Things to take with you are a sleeping bag and a comfortable camping mattress. As the toilets and shower are about to be renovated, there will probably be a compost toilet and a shower (with warm water) in the house or outside. There is limited access to washing clothes: the local partner uses only ecological soap since the house is not connected to a wastewater treatment plant. There is only 1 computer with internet access for all.
Language: Required language is English. Local language is French (and unofficially, some also speak Swiss German). Within the family, they speak (Swiss) German and some of us English, Dutch, French and Italian.
Requirements: We wish this to be a project without alcohol and without smoking (as this industry is not vegan and it affects the environment and health of others badly). Please, do not bring non-vegan food with you either (animal products like meat, milk, cheese, eggs, honey etc.). We also ask you not to bring any animals with you as the local project partner has a half-wild cat that might be scared.
Notes: SCI Switzerland believes in the values of sustainability and climate justice. For this reason we support projects like this where participants are offered an opportunity of understanding what impact meat agriculture has on the environment and how alternative solutions can be found. Homeschooling is not the reason, why SCI supports this project.
Táto aktivita nemôže byť pridaná do tvojej tašky. Môže byť plná, uzavretá, alebo nie je určená pre teba. Tiež sa musíš prihlásiť.