In the last years with the help of several workcamps there was created a new seminar room. It is set up in a sustainable manner, which means that are only used ecological materials. This year volunteers are invited to help to start a new project which once will be an innovative and interactive schoolyard where visitors can experience the sustainable use of natural resources.
Additional work like making firewood can be done. As every year, volunteers are invited to get to know the local Perma Culture garden and do some gardening there. While looking after the plants, there this the possibility to harvest fruits. Of course there is also the opportunity to get to know about the idea of a Permaculture with its, plants, animals and environment.
Therefore we are looking for motivated young people who are interested in handicrafts, advanced training and gardening/landscaping.
Study part: How to create a productive garden which grows plants and feeds animals in a way that only a minimum input of energy and resources are required to achieve maximum sustainability to the environment? Interesting ecological and cultural projects/information from your country is very welcome.
The participants are accommodated in the big seminar room. Food will be prepared together in the big kitchen of the seminar house.
The project will take place in a famous river hill and cultural landscape in the middle of Saxony at the foot of the Erzgebirge (Ore Mountains), 35 km from Dresden, 15 km from Freiberg.
The afternoons and evenings, also weekends are free for personal use: sports, fieldtrips in the region and to Freiberg, swimming. There will be a group of around 5 local German volunteers participating in the workcamp. Good possibility to improve your German language skills. In the last weekend, volunteers will join the summer party of the University in the Farmhouse.
The University of the Farmhouse once was a farm, built in the local stile of half-timbered houses. Nowadays it is a center of education for nature, culture, youth work and sustainability. The former stable and all other rooms are renovated and offer a cosy ambience for the visitors. The general aim of this project is to demonstrate different ecological cultivation methods and then to practice these methods.
Please bring a sleeping bag with you.