Description: The workcamp will take place in the small Moravian village of Tvarozna Lhota, situated in the White Carpathian Mountains in cooperation with the local NGO “INEX-SDA Bile Karpaty”. This branch of INEX is active in sustainable rural development, environmental education and permaculture projects. In Tvarozna Lhota, they run a museum of “oskeruse” (a local unique fruit) and an open-air leisure and educational centre Cottage Travicna. The aim of the workcamp is to maintain the Cottage Travicna to be ready for annual event for children called “Ethnosalas” and to collect herbs for local herbal teas.
Type of Work: The work will be manual and outdoor. The tasks will include reparation of fences for animals and gardens, maintenance of traditional houses and parts of play structures for children, general maintenance of the surrounding area, decorating. These tasks will vary according to the current needs. For the event Ethnosalas (the last Sunday of the camp), you will help with organization and will prepare activities for the local kids. If the weather conditions allow, you will also collect herbs in the surrounding meadows and in the nearby forest, herbs which will be used for the production of organic teas. Please note that the weather can be sometimes very hot and that you may have to work in the sun. Bring protective creams and a hat.
Study Theme: A guided tour along the nature-trail „Oskeruse“ (traditional regional fruit), nature protection area Certoryje. Learn more about local products, organic farming, the history and natural potential of the region. Workshops on batik with traditional colours are planned. You can take part in some folkloric events that will be organized in the village and try on traditional folkloric dresses.
Accommodation: In the attic of a house in the centre. Sleeping is on mattresses, there’s a common room with a kitchen, 2 showers and toilets. Be prepared for basic living conditions as the house is very small. You will prepare your own meals, taking turns in the kitchen. The workplace is situated at 2 km from the accommodation so volunteers will bring food with them and have proper lunch/dinner after work.
Requirements: We are looking for volunteers who like nature, are ready to spend a lot of time outdoors and don’t mind walking (the accommodation is at 2 km from the work place). We also welcome people with good attitude to children as you will help to prepare activities for them.
Approximate Location: Tvarozna Lhota (bus stop in the village, next train stop Straznice). The nearby bigger cities are Straznice (5 km distance) and Uherske Hradiste (30 km). The region is famous for its folk traditions and beautiful countryside.
Notes: Leisure time: Trips to various sights of the regional cities of Straznice, Skalice, trip to Bata canal, games and activities in the outdoor adventure park in the cottage Travicna and trips to the close-by countryside and sights; swimming in the lake.
This project is realized with the support of Johnson Controls, Inc.
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