*** VERSION EN FRANCAIS DISPONIBLE EN FIN DE DESCRIPTION ***
*** French version at the end of the description ***
Do you know about mandalas? They are ideal forms for permaculture gardens. Contrary to what one might imagine, the mandala garden is accessible to beginner gardeners. It's even an easy way to build a vegetable garden!
This project will allow you to get involved in a holiday Centre that welcomes children from 3 to 12 years old on the site of the Chateau de la Motte. The mandala gardens are all unique. In order to create the Centre's mandala garden, you will have to think about it and then you will draw it. It will include a spiral of aromatic plants in its centre and vegetable garden squares. Then you will build the garden. In parallel to this work, you will make a signposted route with wooden animal silhouettes installed on stakes, to guide visitors from the Park entrance to the Centre. Accompanied by two camp leaders, including a technical instructor, you will learn basic carpentry skills, how to handle tools, learn to tinker and garden!
Accommodatie en maaltijden
You will sleep at the local site in two-person tents (boys and girls separated) on the grass. You will have your meals and showers in the Centre, which offers a kitchen and a quiet living space. The group will be sharing the cleaning chores and preparing meals together. The budget will be allocated to the group leader and you will participate in the preparation of dishes with good products from the market and local producers. WIFI will be available at the Centre.
Locatie en vrije tijd
The castle of « la Motte » is located a few kilometers away from Saint-Pourcain-sur-Sioule, in the district of Allier, heart of the Bourbonnais region. Small town of 5 000 residents, Saint-Pourçain spreads along the river Sioule in a lovely countryside landscape. During your stay, you will enjoy the town's summery energy and the countryside right on its doorstep (hiking, swimming in the lakes, etc.). You will meet volunteers from another international work camp, situated in Brout-Vernet and may organize some activities together. During your stay, you will be able to discover the area and take part in local celebrations!
Pour les volontaires français sur ce chantier en France (to our national participants in France) :
Pour les français s'inscrivant sur notre site, les frais de participation additionnel (200 €) indiqués dans cette description sont directement intégrés aux frais d'inscription "ADOS en France" de 460 €. En effet, ceux-ci comprennent à la fois les frais d'inscription de 260 € et les frais de participation de 200 €.
*** RETROUVEZ NOS DESCRIPTIFS EN FRANCAIS ICI: ***
*** French version here: ***
Please bring sporty/hiking shoes, working clothes and a swimsuit. As the nights can be quite cold, remember also to bring warm clothes and a sleeping bag. You can also bring recipes from your home country, musical instruments and games. You will get around Louchy-Montfand on foot, by car and by minibus.
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.
For more information have a look at: https://www.valdesioule.com