Protecting the forest near the medieval abbey of Sacra di San Michele (Piemonte region)
Description: Principi Pellegrini : diVangazioni pursues rural and environmental objectives. We practice cooperative seed saving schemes among which a long term ancient grain project fostering their reintroduction in homestead farms . We are linking these rural activities with a project named CamBio,which focuses on forest pathways connecting Val Sangone and Val di Susa to the the Abbey of Sacra di San Michele.It has a role for the touristic potential of the territory and is also very important for the maintenance of the wooded areas. The main beneficiaries are the local communities and visitors.CamBio is part of candidature of the Sacra di San Michele as UNESCO World Heritage through the interconnection of ancient pilgrimage routes and the sorrounding territories.
Type of Work: Volunteers task will be cleaning the pathways in the woods, providing water to visitors and to the base of the camp, collecting of leaves, branches and brush to prevent forest fires. The work is expected to be hard because it is undertaken in the woods which might be steep. The work implies heavy cutting, digging, collection and transport, done by hand or some done by our partners of the forest fire preventione teams (also volunteers) who can use chainsaws. We will be working in period of the year when can be very hot, for most of the time we are going to be far from the base camp. Volunteers will work six hours per day.
Study Theme: The Study part will be divided in three sections:brief explanations of each days task (with rationales and objectives), some sessions of one hour each in which we will be dealing with subjects touched during the work (and attracting the curiosity of the volunterers) and finally some afternoons of educational work during which we will undertake some agricultural tasks in the far (without engine powered tools).
Accommodation: Volunteers will take with them their own tent and sleep under pine trees.They will use a compost toilet (no water) and shower built among the trees. The kitchen will be built under a shed made with the trees of the area. Volunteers will cook and clean for themselves and any guests coming to visit, based on a plan supervised by the camp coordinator. Volunteers need to bring with them their own tent (limited number of tents are locally available but it has to be stated while apllaying), sleeping bag and towel.
Requirements: It is important to be ready for hard conditions at the location, be use to heavy work, have some manual skills and good health.
Approximate Location: The camp is located on Strada dei Principi, ancient pilgramage and connection way to the abbey Sacra di San Michele. Most jobs undertaken will be in the territory of Sant'Ambrogio di Torino, (seat of the host association Principi Pellegrini : diVangAzioni), Valgioie ed Avigliana. The city of Turin is 1hour (by public transport) away.The camp is in a remote mountain area that is at an additionale 1hour by walk from the nearest public transport station.
Notes: During this camp no red meat will be provide and very little other meat in general , while eggs, pasta , potatoes e and varied greens will be plenty. Internet access will be possible through a wifi network in the surroundings of the buildings of the association (50 meters from the tent area). The camp is held in a very remote area and around 1hour away from the nearest shop or bank. In case of need car lifts can be available, but with restrictions.
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