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You will take part in the repair of a wall surrounding the vegetable garden in the park of the Chateau de la Jonchere using traditional masonry techniques. You will clear the Virginia creeper wall, remove the cement to reveal the original stone and replace the missing stones with lime plaster.
This workcamp is one of the three international volunteer workcamps set up by Orleans Metropole with its member municipalities: Orleans, Saint-Jean de Braye and Saint-Cyr en Val. On this occasion, you will be able to discover the Loire region, its rich heritage and cultural heritage and meet the other volunteers during the welcome drink in Orleans and during the events of the stay.
Accommodatie en maaltijden
You will be accommodated in collective accommodation in the multi-purpose room of the commune with a separate space for men and women, camp beds and blankets will be provided for the group. You will have access to the sanitary facilities and changing rooms of the place, you will share the different collective tasks and prepare meals together in the room of the gymnasium equipped with a kitchenette. A budget will be allocated to the group leader. You will participate in the shopping and the preparation of dishes, giving priority to healthy and local products. You will have the opportunity to collect fruits and vegetables from the village's gardeners and to participate in the picking in the agricultural plots.
Locatie en vrije tijd
At the crossroads of the Loire Valley and the Sologne, Saint-Cyr-en-Val, 10 km from Orleans, has more than 3,000 inhabitants. The village stretches along the Loire hillside, in a wooded and agricultural environment and is home to several castles, including the Morchene estate, which is communal property. The commune has a large network of cycle tracks and footpaths which offer everyone pleasant places to stroll and discover the parks of Morchene, La Motte, the banks of the Dhuy, the Iris collection, an educational kiosk…You will also have the opportunity to take part in summer activities and events with the groups from the other two workcamps.
The work is taking place in an urban environment. For practical and ecological reasons, travel between the place of accommodation and the work site will be on foot. Remember to bring gloves, clothing and shoes suitable for outdoor work. Don't forget to bring a sleeping bag, a floor mat, summer and rain clothes, a bathing suit and toiletries.
You can bring board games, a musical instrument or any other object you wish to share with the group.
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 on the project, volunteers will have to pay for it, and then be reimbursed once back in their home country.
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