Help out with a festival focusing on rural innovation and creativity in Espinosa de los Monteros

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  • Description

    Description

    Our organisation is enviromental. We need help to organise a festival from the 15 June - 24 of July

    Who are we?
    Its another way of joining with more than 100 young people from across Europe in a wonderful village in the northern of Spain : Espinosa de los Monteros. This is going to happen from 14 to 20 of July. This meeting will be conducted many workshops, mostly”practical” with vocation “Technical or artistic” or with elements of innovation or creativity useful for the rural world. A training to “experience” our “creativity” and reflect. It consist in generate connections and networks between people, university and projects . This is addressed in the most practical way (which is missing in the universities) through workshops and courses dealing with aspects such as the use of non-timber forest resources , apiculture, management of timber resources for building in small-scale, agro- processing products , cooperatives , trade without intermediaries and consumer groups , value of land and infrastructure abandoned, mycology and mushroom growing, agroecology , edible forests and permaculture , crafts , processing of useful plants , interpretation of tracks and trails, the ornithology , beekeeping , traditional music , renewable energy ... Four courses that will take place throughout the meeting in the morning are also offered : " bioconstruction", " permaculture and agroecology " "processing of agro products", " theater in the rural world " All in a special environment , 100 young people living with curious and eager to bring about change , from all over europe. The music and art could not miss : There will be concerts of folk music , folk music, fusion , and musical groups interested in country life or conscious of creating a different world.

    All this in a living room with expecial 100 curious young and want to do things from Europe

    The music and art could not miss : There will be concerts of folk music , folk music and fusion , as well as musical groups interested in country life and conscious of creating a different world.

    The Association

    We are an asociation composed by 6 young friends 25 years old students of forestry, agriculture, enviroment...We want to live in another way, more conscious. We have a house and fields where we do organic farming. We also have many fruits trees like Juglans regia, Prunus avium, Prunus domestica Prunus cerasus, Malus sp. Pyrus sp. We also grow mushrooms like pleurotus or shitake and we like a lot to go picking musrooms in the forest near us. This summer we are thinking in introduce chickens...Despite of this Our main activity is bee keeping. We are experts in that field and we have 70 colonies of bees.

    Our mission, is aware society to generate a change to enriches the life of humanity. We believe it is absolutely necessary and beneficial to create networks and bridges between rural areas and cities and so we try to create spaces and meeting points to allow the citiciens of cities to know the rural world. The purpose of our meetings, workshops and activities is to foster knowledge, innovation and creativity because we believe that these tools are esential to generate a positive transformation of individuals, society and the environment.

    In our work we try to teach and learn various techniques, skills which are useful for life in rural areas and we try to involve volunters the traditional culture of spain. We want to share our music and our instruments.

    We are located in Ahedo del Butron an area of contrasts between the Atlantic and Mediterranean climate Spain . It is therefore a place of contrasts , both cultural and ecological . Old houses , the remains of a glorious past ; ancient castles , Romanesque churches , natural monuments excavated in the earth such as caves guareña eye, Atlantic forests of beech and oak, glacial valleys , make this area unique.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Building
    Elderly Companion
    Cooking / shopping
    General Maintenance
    Farmstay
    Help with Eco project
    Helping with Tourists
    Language practice
    Art project
    Help with Computers / internet
    Teaching

  • Help

    Help

    We need people to help in the organisation of the festival to work in logistics, in the bar, in the general organisation.... or to do workshops about permaculture, biocosntrucion, organic farming from 15 June to 24 of July. The rest of the summer we need also people to work in construccion, and in organic farm... but from 15 of June to 24 of July is the time where more needed.

    We provide good food and host. You will be with a lot of other volunters from other parts of europe

    We need people really motivated because this is going to be the most wonderful meeting in Europe.

    You can came 1 week, two, four... what you want. You will learn about permaculture, handcrafts, tradiccional music, bioconstruccion...

    We will do excursions to know the city of Burgos before and after the festival.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    ENGLISH, SPANISH

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Before the festival: Room in a rural house with access to kitchen, baths, showers... We will provide good food for you

    You have access to: Football field, ping pong table, bikes, tennis field, small lake to have bath, place to do fire...


    During festival
    Big room (Sports Suitable)with other voluteers with access to showers baths and good food

    Sports Suitable for accommodation for participants who want it.
    • Tents
    • Conference Hall
    • Area camping near the river

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    You will learn through workshops and courses dealing with aspects such as the use of non-timber forest resources , apiculture, management of timber resources for building in small-scale, agro- processing products , cooperatives , trade without intermediaries and consumer groups , value of land and infrastructure abandoned, mycology and mushroom growing, agroecology , edible forests and permaculture , crafts , processing of useful plants , interpretation of tracks and trails, the ornithology , beekeeping , traditional music , renewable energy ... Also about " bioconstruction", " permaculture and agroecology " "processing of agro products", " theater in the rural world "

    All in a special environment , 100 young people around europe living with curious and eager to bring about change , from all over europe. The music and art could not miss : There will be concerts of folk music , folk music, fusion , and musical groups interested in country life or conscious of creating a different world.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    5 hours per day

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