Experience Community Life (Jahnishausen near Riesa)
Description: The community LTGJ (Lebenstraumgemeinschaft) was founded in 2001; today there are about 55 people of all ages living together in buildings of a historical farmstead, which belongs to a manor in a rural part of the city of Riesa in Saxony. Many of the buildings have been restored and renovated in an ecological and monument protecting way. In addition to this a central wood heating was installed as well as a water recovering system, and ecological farming is realized in the two gardens and a field.
The community is a project, in which people of different generations have joined to explore community life as an experiment and to find out the ideal conditions for living together in sustainability and solidarity.
Type of Work: - Building a roof above a set pizza oven; preparing an ecological patch for planting vegetables and planting them; other tasks migh be added - Preparing the summer festival, which will take place at the end of the camp: setting everything up, work at the bar, work for the catering, supporting the organization, deconstructing afterwards. During the festival: taking care of the music events, decorations, catering and the guests and their children. Creating the program together: camp fire, workshops, games, music,... Bring your passion to develop something together and be creative! For this, it will take both readiness to fit yourself into a working group with a common goal as well as some degree of initiative of your own.
Study Theme: How does a community work? Orientation in a group: how can I understand myself, how can I learn to understand the others? How can I work on myself to get in good contact with my fellow human beings? What methods do communities use to develop / support each other? How are partnerships internationally networked? Structure and organization of Jahnishausen
Sustainable cultivation methods; Permaculture; Regional foods; Possibilities of nutrition; Consequences of consumer decisions on body and planet
Accommodation: A big dormitory with mattresses under the roof of a partly renovated historical barn with sanitary facilities, hot shower in the building next door (please bring a warm sleeping bag and be prepared for fresh nights, which we sometimes get even in August!) Self-catering in a covered open air kitchen; organic vegetarian/vegan foods; vegetables mostly from our garden
Requirements: Readiness to do 6 hours of physical work per day; desire to become involved in the community and in the group process we create together; interest to create something positive together; capability to deal with large numbers of people, as we will have many guest during the festival
Approximate Location: Jahnishausen is situated 4 km from the town Riesa in Saxony, close to the river Elbe. Berlin, the capital, is roughly 150 km away, the cities Dresden and Leipzig can be reached within an hour by public transport. Location in natural reserve and floodplain forest.
Notes: Possibilities for self-organized excursions to Dresden and Leipzig; bicycles can be borrowed; sauna, meditation room and camp-fire space of the community can be shared. The members of the camp are invited to participate in community events such as meditations, cinema evenings, singing etc.
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CH-SCI 7.1 Theatre and music with kids (Luzern LU)
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