Help in our market garden or with general maintenance in the middle of a beautiful forrest near Gram, south Denmark

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Availability

  2024 

 Min stay requested: 1 month or more

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  • Description

    Description

    Our højskole is located in the middle of the most beautiful forest and wild nature, only 17 km away from Scandinavia's oldest (and possibly most beautiful) town: Ribe.

    We are looking for volunteers to help with practical support of the following areas:

    1. Market garden
    2. Help with therapy garden and other practical jobs

    Meals are vegetarian/vegan.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
  • UN sustainability goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainability goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    If you will learn about Danish culture as we live together as a small family.
    You can sometimes join in on the program of yoga, meditation and other activities and courses.
    It is also possible to get personal coaching, by psychologist Henrik Møller, in the therapy garden.

  • Help

    Help

    We have 2 open slots for volunteers.
    We need one person helping in our market garden.
    The market garden delivers vegetables to the canteen.
    We follow four regenerative principles and use no chemicals or inorganic fertilizers:
    - Minimal soil disturbance
    - Maximizing photosynthesis
    - constant soil cover
    - creating biodiversity
    Tobias, the manager of the market garden, studies at "soil food web" and will therefore be working with creating a compost, that contains the optimal conditions for plant growth, by adding beneficial microorganism to the soil.

    We are searching for a person who is interested in growing vegetables. You don't need any knowledge beforehand, but the will to learn. The job contains 25 hours of garden work per week.

    The market garden is a high output system and therefore the job requires concentration and learning how to be efficient. The tasks include, bed prepping, seed germination, planting, and harvesting.

    It takes time to learn the routines, so it would preferred if you can stay at least 3 months.
    Before you come we would like to speak to you first. It is important for us, that we work as a team. therefore we would also like to have a 2 week trial periode, so we can get to know each other and find out if it works.

  • Languages spoken

    Danish: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    German: Intermediate

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Food and accommodation is included. Your room will be in the volunteer area, with a common lounge area, kitchen where we cook together and shared toilets/bath.
    We have a painting room, piano, guitar, tabletennis and wonderful nature with a lake to swim in:)

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    As it takes time to get used to the working with the tasks of the centre, we prefer that volunteers stay at least three month, as it has advantages for both sides. For us it takes a lot of effort to explain how everything works and things flow seamlessly, when we know each other better. For the volunteers the advantages are that you become more free and are able to take more responsibility.

    Directions:
    Take the train to Ribe or Vojens
    From there take bus n°135 in the direction of Ribe
    We can pick you up at bus stop or train station if agreed in advance.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    25 hours maximum

Host ref number: 136522361213

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