Bio Gardening and Eco-Construction in Planète Lilas
Description: The project "Planète Lilas" will take place in the departmental park des Lilas in Vitry-sur-Seine (south of Paris). The Department Council continues to plant and set up new landscapes and today 50 hectares invite for a walk between woods, flower fields, vegetables gardens. There is a pasture with goats, sheeps and horses. This countryside that changes with the seasons also offers different remarkable collections of plants: Lilas, Roses, fruit trees, Dahlias... Planète Lilas is an association working in the park who aims at developing an organic and fair agricultural activity within a sustainable development perspective.
Type of Work: The work will be quite diversify : gardening tasks mainly (vegetable crops, weeding, planting), but also some eco-construction works (repairs greenhouses, eco-hut for selling vegetables). Volunteers will also have the opportunity to work in animation workshops and veggies selling.
Study Theme: The group will have the possibility to have educational activities of discovery tour of the city's street art, games on peace, intercultural food, gardening especially with the shared garden where they will discover alternative techniques and permaculture; workshops "do it yourself" and cooking workshops (with the new bread oven in the park). According to the motivation of the group, may be considered development work (pergola, greenhouse repair). The two days of rest, cultural visits (museums, music ...) and natural (forest, other gardens) will be proposed.
Accommodation: The volunteers will sleep in tents in a schoolyard at 1km from the park. Please bring your own sleeping bag, mattress an pillow, and a tent if possible. (some tents will be available). The kitchen and sanitary facilities of the school can be used by the volunteers.
Language: No high level is required
Requirements: Bring all the camping equipment you need: flashlight, small shoes, earplugs, ... Don't forget your HAT and SUN CREAM as it can be very sunny in the fields! Good shoes are also good to have.
Approximate Location: Parc des Lilas of Vitry-sur-Seine (94400) South of Paris.
Notes: ATTENTION ! For volunteers coming from non-SCI partners, there will be an extra fee of 20€ to be paid on arrival. Please ask your sending organization if you are in that case.
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