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The North of Amiens is lucky to benefit from community gardens on its territory. The Community Garden Association of La Plaine de Debussy gathers almost 200 gardeners who cultivate their parcels of land every year. The main goal of this action is to introduce this area to a great number of people and to highlight it through pedagogical activities. As part of the festival “Un Jardin en Nord”, the local youth centre wishes to set up a workcamp on the community gardens area. It is the first work camp in this municipality, you will be awaited with great eagerness and a lot of meetings with the local inhabitants will be set.
The work will consist of different stages of creation: a planter factory made of recycled wood, planting, cleaning of the Plaine Debussy site.
You’ll also be participating at the music festival “Un Jardin en Nord.”
Accommodatie en maaltijden
You’ll be sleeping in tents, girls and boys separated, at the municipal campsite of Amiens (Camping du Parc des cygnes), near the park of the Grand Marais and the river. In the campsite you can find sanitary (toilets, showers, sinks). The group of volunteers will prepare its own meals and share collective life tasks.
Locatie en vrije tijd
Amiens, which is European youth capital in 2020, is a city of 130 000 inhabitants located in the North of France. The city is 1 hour from seaside but also 1 hour by train from Paris. You will visit the French capital during the national day (14th July) and the “Baie de Somme” (French seaside). Amiens is also an attractive place with lots of heritage sites: its cathedral is the hugest of France; the district of Saint-Leu is nicknamed “small Venice of North” because of its river; the Hortillonnages and its floating gardens; the house of Jules Verne, famous French writer… and so more to discover!
Moreover, the campsite you will live in is next to the river called “la Somme”, near Chemin du Halage, a bikeway of 120km from Peronne to Saint-Valery-sur-Somme. The campsite is located near a park (Parc du Grand Marais) which offers during the summer free sports activities (canoeing, climbing, archery …).
Of course, you’ll be participating at the music festival “Un Jardin en Nord.”
You will ride bikes to move around in town, it is therefore necessary to know how to ride a bike to participate in this workcamp. Please, bring working clothes and good shoes for the work camp. As the nights can be quite cold, remember also to bring warm clothes, a warm sleeping bag and a sleeping mat. Tents are provided. You can also bring some traditional food from your country, photos, games… in order to share it with the group or with the local population!
This project is supported by the program European Solidarity Corps for young people between 18 and 30 years. It is open to all volunteers that fit the ESC criteria.
The participation to the ESC volunteering teams is subjects to several principles and conditions, presented on the ESC webpage: https://europa.eu/youth/solidarity/mission_en
• volunteers do not have to pay any fee (not sending, nor participation fee) to attend the project;
• volunteers need to enrol in the PASS, the European Solidarity Corps Portal ; Concordia France will organize their matching, on the online system, with the volunteering project;
• volunteers will receive pocket money, calculated on basis of 6€/day, once they arrive on the project in France;
• volunteers will receive a financial support for their travel, according to a maximum amount established in accordance with their travel distance and upon the presentation of original tickets;
• volunteers will have to complete a participation report, submitted online through the portal.
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