Volunteers will help to construct different parts of Huerto del Mundo; moving stones, sand and cement. That means constructing and also planting. It means hard work, and devotion for the work been done. The idea is gathering volunteers that like constructing or that like agriculture but basically volunteers motivated about the horrible consequences of a policy which can lead us to a lost of food sovereignty. Therefore work will be very hard, but at the same time very meaningful.
The accommodation will be at local high school. The living conditions are basic, so volunteers should bring a sleeping bag. Mat should be available in the center but please check with us in advance. The center is equipped with showers and toilets. Volunteers are asked to prepare the food for them but it may occur that a cook will cook for them.
Jodar is a small village located close to Jaen. The main economical activity is agriculture and it is located surrounded by the Natural Park of Sierra Magina which is a natural area with high quality landscape, pure and nearly virgin. Volunteers will have excellent possibilities to visit Cordoba/Granada or Seville and other spots like Jaén (Arabic baths and cathedral), Ubeda and Baeza.
Huerto de la Cora is an association to promote the implementation of Agroecology. Probably you are asking yourself what exactly Agroecology stands for? We can say it is a science, not an ideology, for the development of agriculture in harmony with the ecosystems and the social and culture heritage. It is a kind of mixture of agrology, environment and anthropology but we must state that to develop it in the scientific method is the only tool used, and it is the consequence of researches and investigations done by professors at universities. The opposite of Huerto de la Cora is Monsantos policy with modified genetic seeds. These seeds represent the inadequate way to develop agriculture not taking into consideration the environment, culture and food sovereignty. Basicly Huerto de la Cora tries to recover the local seeds for vegetables, which represent an immense world heritage created during centuries and centuries of the humankind, investigates the plants produced and distributes the seeds in a free open way among people interested in self gardening and food sovereign.
Take into consideration the following features:
– participants are really asked to try their best if they speak Spanish to communicate with the locals. Creating a good atmosphere will be the key for workcamps in future.
– it will be hot in the day and in the night. The landscape of Jodar is dry, be prepared for 40º Celsius temperature or more. Nevertheless it will be possible to use the town’s swimming pool for free.
Motivation, interest in ecology and agriculture. Activists are more than welcome.
This project will include a one day only vegan food day agreed by volunteers for the promotion of environmental sustainable lifestyle.