Permaculture gardening in Kadan
Description: Workcamp takes place in the Western Bohemian town of Kadan. There is a non-profit organization Parents and children of Kadan (RADKA) active there which provides a variety of services for families with children (maternal, swimming, volunteer, social and educational centres). They are also focused on international collaboration. In the building opposite the seat of RADKA, there is a kindergarten and a maternity centre. The aim of the workcamp will be the revitalization of the adjacent garden and the installation of several places for outdoor education of children. When renovating the garden, methods and principles of permaculture should be used as much as possible.
Type of Work: The work will be manual and will be done in the garden. The tasks can include gardening, building small structures from wood and stone, planting flowers, small terrain modifications, etc. It is suitable to take working clothes and shoes.
Study Theme: Getting to know the concept of permaculture both during a workshop/lecture and practically during the work. Permaculture is a system for designing sustainable, healthy and useful gardens. Some of the principles involve cultivation without the use of chemicals, collection of rainwater and reasonable use of water in general, polycultures, preferring perennial plants to annual ones, easy maintenance, use of renewable resources, composting, etc.
Accommodation: Youth club that is in the same building as the kindergarten – 2 rooms with beds, kitchen corner, bathroom, 2 toilets and 2 showers, computer with internet are available. You need to bring your own sleeping bag. You will cook your own meals.
Requirements: Workcamp is suitable mainly for people who like children, gardening and permaculture.
Approximate Location: Historical town of Kadan (20.000 inhabitants), in West Bohemia, not far from the Ore Mountains. There is a beautiful nature around Kadan but also an industrial zone (coal mining, power plants).
Notes: Leisure time: Kadan is a beautiful historical city with many possibilities for recreation and sport. There is a museum, gallery, monastery with garden as well as sports ground and beautiful nature. Close to the city there are other interesting places cities such as Zatec, Karlovy Vary (Carlsbad) etc.
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