Environmental education projects in Aschersleben, Germany



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  • Description


    We are a non-profit organisation that has been working in the field of environmental education for almost 20 years. We’re running a display garden (with different subject areas such as kitchen herbs and dyeing plants), a meadow orchard, an educational insect trail and a little library. Furthermore, we keep a few animals on the area. At the moment there are five sheep, a few chickens, a rooster, two rabbits, a dog and a cat. Once a month we’re organizing a public event (e.g. plant swap meets, theatre performances or mushroom expositions). Besides this, there are different projects with schools and kindergartens. For adults we offer seminars and guided herbal tours.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity 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

    You can learn more about botany, organic gardening and environmental education. You will live together with us, Gisela and Frank. We are both taking an active part in the association. Since our four children don’t live with us anymore, we have a big house and are looking forward to fill it with new life. Our English isn’t fluent yet, so it would be handy for you to speak a little bit of German. But even without it we will find ways to understand each other. Everyone is welcome!

  • Help


    In the summer season there are many different things to do in the garden (planting, weeding, harvesting, watering…). You would be also involved in taking care of the animals. Depending on the time and your interests there are plenty of other jobs like building projects, help with the Website, assistance with school projects or public events, creative tasks and others. You should like to work outside, otherwise there are no specific skills required. We are happy about every support and will try to find work that fits to you.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    German: Fluent
    English: Beginner

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    You can contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation


    You can have your own room in the house. If you prefer staying in your campervan or a tent there are nice spots in the garden as well. We provide food (fruits and veggies are mainly from the garden) and would like to share lunch together with you (breakfast and dinner are individually at your own choice).

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Schackstedt is a little village. Besides a few events (e.g. the common football games once a week or celebrations like the harvest fest in autumn), it’s quite calm here. It’s a rural area, nice for walks or bicycle tours. On the weekend you can make different trips, e.g. to the Harz (a low mountain range with many hiking trails). You can also visit Halle or Leipzig, that are interesting student cities with a rich cultural life.

    The closest train station is in Sandersleben. There we can pick you up by car.

  • 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

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    15 hours/week- no food, 25 hours/week- food

Host ref number: 337399319678