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If you are concerned with sustainable development and social action, this workcamp is for you!
Paill’Terre et Compagnie is a shared garden with a social purpose, accessible to all the persons who want to get involved in this project of bio, convivial and collective gardening. Here, the permaculture plays an important role. Facilities allow a big variety of activities, with a chicken coop, beehives, orchard, composting place ….
With the support of the garden’s pedagogical facilitator, you will carry out wooden arrangements in order to delimit plots of land and embellish the aromatic path. In the partnership with a solidarity grocery store you will also carry out small-scale market gardening maintenance work with local farmers. Depending on the current honey production, you will participate to a honey harvest day. You will be in touch on a regular basis with the public welcomed to the garden to facilitate the intercultural exchange.
This workcamp doesn’t require any specific competences, but your motivation!
Accommodatie en maaltijden
The accommodation will be under tents in close proximity to the garden, in a school complex located on the periphery of the city. Surrounded by a cycling path, the site offers you access to all the facilities in less than 20 minutes by bike. You will have access to toilets and showers inside the building as well as a hall which can be used as accommodation in case of rain. Dry toilets are also available in the garden. The cooking space will be set in a house made with ecological materials (hay and wood). You will organise together the collective life (cleaning, activities...) and you will participate alternately in the preparation of the meals. All of the ingredients will be purchased on the spot. We will encourage the buying of local products and we will promote the principles of the local economy. Tastings of regional products are also possible at the local producers. Every Thursday, a collective and shared meal is organized in the garden.
Locatie en vrije tijd
The city of Bourgoin-Jallieu (around 30 000 inhabitants) is located in the north of Isère department, in the Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes region, between Lyon (40 km) and Grenoble (70 km). At the gates of the Dauphine, you can discover, during your visits, landscapes of slightly hilly plains, easy to access by foot or by bike. Leisure centres nearby will allow you to take advantage of equipped swimming areas. You can discover as well the huge variety of local culinary specialities of Dauphine.
The social garden welcomes a large public all year round. The consumption of alcohol in the garden is prohibited by its internal regulation.
Many bike rides will be proposed for your daily travels as well as for your trips, in a logic of green mobility consistent with the theme of this project, it is necessary to know how to ride a bike in order to be part of this project.
Bring with you working gloves, clothes, and shoes you are not afraid of getting dirty. Also think about bringing a sleeping bag and adapted (waterproof) clothes in case of rain. We will provide camping mats, bring your sleeping bag and eventually another camping mat for your comfort. Don’t forget also to bring your solar protection (hats, sunglasses, solar cream) and your swimming suit. The free time activities will be planned with your camp leaders according to your wishes. If you want to share a little bit of your culture (recipes, folk stories, interesting objects) don’t hesitate to take with you a little bit of your country in your backpack.
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