Join our local communities (Dörentrup)
Description: The 3 initiatives in eastern Westphalia cooperate together in order to create sustainable structures in the region. "Lebensgemeinschaft Dalborn e.G." is a community of 12 adults and 2 children. They have 2 neighbouring farmhouses at their disposal. "Solidarische Landwirtschaft Dalborn e.V." is an association with 90 members to whom belongs a garden with organically grown vegetables. "Rawaule – Anders leben, anders Lernen e.V." has begun to renovate an old school in an alternative ecological way, with a redesign of garden and terrains. These 3 initiatives share one fundamental philosophy: we live in a highly globalized world of 7 billion people and it reaches its limits. The exhaustion of the earth requires alternative solutions for future where a healthy life is possible for all people.
Type of Work: Clay building including decorative elements (niches, curves, shells, glass beads); organic cultivation of vegetables (planting, weeding, irrigating, harvesting ...); harvesting of seeds, natural preservation of vegetables and fruit by drying, canning; support in cooking together with the community.
Study Theme: Community life, organic gardening, agriculture based on solidarity, aspects of self-sufficiency, building and shaping with clay, common good economy and connection to the Transition Town movement.
Accommodation: Sleeping in stable tents with a ‘common room’- tent and outdoor kitchen. Sufficient showers and toilets as well as shelter in difficult weather conditions are available in the building. Food: Vegetarian, organic, if possible with vegetables from the garden, eating in and with the community
Requirements: Being open-minded for community life and economy based on solidarity; interest and joy in gardening and clay building. Please consider! The cheapest way to a place may not be the best for our environment and climate. Try to avoid using airplanes because planes produce far more CO2 than any other form of public transport.
Approximate Location: The camp place is located in north-eastern North Rhine-Westphalia approx. 100 km southeast of Hanover and 40 km west of Bielefeld.
Notes: More information on the 3 initiatives: www.lebensgemeinschaft-dalborn.de, www.solawi-dalborn.org, www.rawaule.net The surrounding area is very rural and quiet and invites you to stroll and explore. Free time activities like excursions, hiking, swimming, mindfulness practice, yoga, improvisation with voice and instruments, circle dances; volunteers can make their own suggestions.
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