Vegetable garden help needed at our ecological care and learning project in Brummen, Netherlands

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 Min stay requested: 1 month or more

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  • Description

    Description

    * Currently we are only looking for a person that has skills with vegetable gardening and is able to do this indepently. So preparing garden, planning, sowing, maintaining, weeding, watering, harvesting and mowing the lawnpart. It would be great if you have skills in canning the surplus crop. Taking care of the chickens, rabbits and cats is also part of the work. During the summerbreak there are no youngsters and you will be there with some people that live there.

    We run a small-scale and non-profit place for gifted youngsters that need a different environment than the regular educational system in order to develop their knowledge and skills. Based on ecology, permaculture and performance arts we offer these young people - age 13 till 23 - a creative community where they can learn to trust and belong and work on their values and talents in life.

    At this moment we have a group of 12 youngsters guided and supported by a team of 5 mentors. In general our day looks like this: as a group we join in during the opening and closing of the day and during lunch. In the morning the youngsters follow their individual plans and projects while in the afternoon we have creative ateliers: music, role play, arts, gardening, etc. Although we follow each day as it comes...

    We are open for the youngsters on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, from 9:00 till 16:00. On Wednesdays and in the weekends we do all sorts of creative and maintenance work in the building and the gardens.

    The building has a kitchen, a music space, a creative room, a herbal workshop, a bee-keeping space, a library and an office. We are developing a music studio and a Band & Breakfast facility.

    We are situated in a pavilion on a rural estate, surrounded by fields, gardens, orchards and some other buildings. One of the mentors is living with her 2 children of 18 and 21 in the project building.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Language practice
    Gardening
    Animal Care

  • 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 to be part of an alternative project where young people are allowed and encouraged to make a difference. You can learn to understand how ecological principles can be translated into an educational setting. We like people to come with a curious, authonomous and keen mindset!

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Help

    Help

    Preferably we are looking for a person or couple (friends/relationship) who are passionate about working in the garden because right now that is the main thing that we do not really get to, due to lack of time. We need someone with experience in a vegetable garden. We have one but not enough experienced people to grow enough produce for our cooking. Along with that we have learned that we are looking for people who can stay for a minimum of two to three months (with the first month being a trial period to see how it feels for both you and us) and a maximum of six months.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Dutch: Fluent
    Portuguese: Fluent
    Spanish: Intermediate
    French: Intermediate

    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

    Accommodation

    As a volunteer you'll have your own private bedroom in the project building. Lunch is eaten together with the youngsters and 'mentors'. Breakfast and dinner are included but this is only eaten together with other Workawayers since before 9:00 AM and after 04:00 PM everyone goes home.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The place is at 1 km from the nearest village Brummen and 5 km from the nearest town Zutphen. There is a busstop right at the entrance of the place. The cities of Deventer and Arnhem are well reachable by train. The surrounding countryside is green and diverse and lovely to explore by bike.

  • 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.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    This host has said they are willing to accept those travelling with a pet.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week





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