A Project of Gathering and Storing Natural Resources

A Project of Gathering and Storing Natural Resources

In het kort:

Soort werk
Constructie, Kunst, Natuur
14 augustus t/m 1 september
Sustainable Development Goals
6. Schoon water en sanitaire voorzieningen, 13. Klimaatactie
Aantal deelnemers
16 (8 mannen en 8 vrouwen)

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Onderstaande informatie komt direct van onze partnerorganisatie en wordt daarom niet in het Nederlands weergegeven.

When working with sustainability and resilience getting the most out of what you are given is a must. Especially natural resources. This year we will therefore be working around “gathering and storing natural resources” one of the twelve permaculture principles. The main natural resource we will be working with for the Work Camp is water.

This will involve building new water trapping and storing constructions, but also maintaining and reworking already existing water gathering structures at the school. There will be set tasks but also space for volunteers to explore solutions and experiment with these.

One of the main tasks is also reworking the “green roof” on our “strawberry House”. You should expect to be outside every day and work with garden tools. For instance, you will be digging and moving soil, working with smaller power tools, reworking garden infrastructures, and building smaller constructions for catching, transporting, and storing water. We believe in being very aware, green, and organic in our thoughts and talks, and in our way of living at the school. There will be a lot of different jobs to do with this focus. There may also be maintenance to do on former Work Camp projects/constructions. All projects will be focusing on environmental and green solutions.

During camp, we will take time to debate sustainability and resilience. You will be introduced to permaculture, its ethics, and its principles. We will be having conversations about sustainability and permaculture - not only as an environmental issue but on all levels - including sustainability among people and cultures. Please be prepared for practical work for 6-7 hours a day.

There will be two camp leaders who are former students from the school, and different work leaders to teach you how to build and work.

Onderstaande informatie komt direct van onze partnerorganisatie en wordt daarom niet in het Nederlands weergegeven.

You will be staying in a tented camp in the middle of our garden.

The food is mainly organic and is served three times a day by our kitchen staff. You should expect to assist after dinner, by cleaning the dishes. At the weekends, you will take part in cooking dinner.

Bathroom Facilities:
You will have full access to the showers and toilets at the school for all three weeks.
It is possible to use the school's washing machines for free.

Onderstaande informatie komt direct van onze partnerorganisatie en wordt daarom niet in het Nederlands weergegeven.

Brenderup is located on the island of Fyn in the central part of Denmark. The village Brenderup (2.000 inhabitants) is close to the beach, forests, and idyllic countryside.

You will have free access to our different workshops during the camp, including recycling design, music, art, and gym workshops. There is wireless internet at the school. Bicycles can be rented for the whole stay.

Your Work Camp leaders will help you and the group with organizing activities in your spare time. It is free to enjoy the beautiful nature around Brenderup, but some activities might require an extra charge. The host will not cover additional charges.

Onderstaande informatie komt direct van onze partnerorganisatie en wordt daarom niet in het Nederlands weergegeven.

Brenderup Folk High School (or the Academy for Intercultural Learning) is hosting this Work Camp. The school is working as a boarding school with an international approach and accepts both Danish and foreign students. You can read more about the school here: http://www.brenderuphojskole.dk/filer/english.htm

For many years, the school has hosted Work Camps that have supported the building process of their environmentally friendly buildings, such as a straw bale culture and music hall “the Strawberry House”, an ellipse-shaped “Lotus House”, which is functioning as a workshop for outdoor living activities, a treetop shelter and an organic fitness center in our garden, where nature is used instead of artificial machine equipment.

For the last two years we have focused on finishing and retouching our “off-Grid House” – “Casa Verde”, incorporating ideas and concepts from previous years about building sustainably. “Casa Verde” is a cob house inside a plastic membrane – it is built to produce everything - all energy - within its own walls. Last year we also built the composting station, and decorated and made paths in our garden between all our sustainable houses.

Over the past years we, have been incorporating permaculture as a stable concept and tool in our garden planning – this not only works sustainably but also works towards creating resiliency. The permaculture ethics of “good for nature, good for people, and equal share” is something that is already engrained in our school’s DNA from the very beginning.

Our garden is approximately 1000 square meters. Within our garden we have multiple smaller gardens; we have a food forest, a permaculture garden with perennial vegetables, a market garden-style vegetable garden and a medicinal herb garden to mention a few.

Onderstaande informatie komt direct van onze partnerorganisatie en wordt daarom niet in het Nederlands weergegeven.

English will be the only language spoken. All participants must be willing to speak English, even though being from the same country or have trouble with the English language. Try your best!

Regarding COVID-19, it is our ambition to complete our Work Camps this summer, but it is essential for us that our volunteers feel safe during the time they spend at our camps. This is why we constantly keep ourselves updated on the situation and we follow the Danish government's instructions. Furthermore, we are ready to answer any questions that you might have, and we will keep all our volunteers updated right up until the start of the Work Camp.

Onderstaande informatie komt direct van onze partnerorganisatie en wordt daarom niet in het Nederlands weergegeven.

Volunteers are expected to be ready to share their culture with the other participants and students at the school. It will be amazing if you are also a green thinker!

The school is a folk high school and will have students and course participants (50 people from approx. 12 different countries) during the Work Camp. They have their own program but there will be many opportunities for volunteers to interact with the students, especially during dinner and through different social activities during the evenings and weekends.

We want to make sure that you appreciate, that our Work Camp is not a party camp, but a camp where we want to share our cultures. We do have our own parties though!


A Project of Gathering and Storing Natural Resources




Soort werk

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Aantal vrijwilligers

16 (8 mannen en 8 vrouwen)


18 t/m 35 jaar


Sustainable Development Goal


Het inschrijfgeld voor dit project bedraagt € 345, exclusief € 50 korting voor studenten en jongeren onder de 18.
Jongeren onder 18 jaar moeten voor vertrek verplicht een training volgen. De kosten hiervoor zijn € 50 euro en worden apart in rekening gebracht.