Continuing last years work, you will take part in the restoration of the farm frontage. Two leaders will supervise the work and introduce you to traditional techniques: masonry works, using lime mortar, repairing joints…
You will be staying in a collective accommodation in tents (2 to 3 volunteers per tent) on a field, the toilets and the bathroom will be inside a building. The meals will be taken in that building as well. The group will be sharing the cleaning chores and preparing meals together. You will buy most of your supplies directly from local and organic producers.
60km south of Cherbourg and 20 Km north of Saint-Lo. For more information about the park: www.parc-cotentin-bessin.fr
Beginner or advanced: you are interested in ecology, sustainable development and organic farming? Come to discover or rediscover environmentally responsible tools and practices. By participating in this workcamp you have the possibility to experiment living by eco-friendly principles for 3 weeks.
You will have the opportunity to participate in the restoration of a former manor in masonry with natural materials, to meet market gardeners and to support them in their activities, to cook with local and organic products, to bake bread, to build an earthenware oven, to make yourself your cleaning products for the workcamp … You will find out more about responsible consumption by giving priority to local products.
You will also discover a very beautiful and diverse environment: hedgerows, marshes, seaside, heaths…It is the 6th time that Concordia organises an international workcamp with the Cotentin and the Bessin Marshland Regional Nature Park. Located in the south of the Cotentins peninsula, this wide surface of marshland polders hosts a unique fauna and flora. The Parks House offers touristic information, exhibitions and entertainment with the aim of discovering natural and architectural heritage. Around this place, you will have the opportunity to hike, take boat rides, discover the local and environmental heritage and enjoy the diversion. This workcamp is part of a long-term project. This is an old farm built with homemade mud bricks, that is owned by the Manche region, and that is now used for trainings on mud bricks buildings organised by the Regional Nature Park.
The workcamp is focused on ecology, historical heritage and nature. We wish to host volunteers interested in eco-friendly practices or wishing to discover more about eco-friendly consumption.
You may work on small scaffoldings; you should therefore be able to work at heights.
Please bring gardening gloves, good shoes and working clothes. As the nights can be quite cold, remember also to bring warm clothes. Do not forget to bring a sleeping-mat, a warm sleeping bag (and a tent if you own one!).
Foreigners belonging to the European Union must bring with them a personal EHIC (European Health Insurance Card), and everybody must, in any case, bring their insurance certificate. If health issues happen on the project, volunteers will have to pay for it, and will then be reimbursed once back in their home country.