Permaculture and herb garden help at monastic community in Valldal, Norway

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  • Última actividad: 5 jun 2023



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  • Descripción


    We are an international Monastic community of Orthodox Christian Nuns, with roots in Greece. Our Sisters are from various countries (Greece, Norway, England, Russia, USA, Georgia, and others). We are located on a farm in a mountain village near Valldal, with a view of the magnificient fjords. Our main occupation is keeping the daily and festal services of the Liturgical year, which encompasses ecclesiastical arts, Byzantine music, spiritual literature, and hymnography, but we spend time also cultivating the farm, especially for herbs, because we produce all-natural, handmade healing balms and soaps.

    We are looking for help with manual labor on the farm, on which the Monastery is located. Specific projects for Spring/Summer 2023 include 1) cutting grass/weeding and planting flowers and herbs which attract bees (the month of May--this is especially manual labor, because the field is steep, and we cannot use machines there), vegetable gardens (weeding, planting, watering (May-September) 2) pruning and caring for the hazelnut and apple trees (May-September), collecting herbs, roots, berries, flowers, such as pine, dandelion, St. John's Wart, fir, juniper, wild blueberry, etc. (May-October), which we use in our handmade products, 3) cutting trees, cutting firewood (May-November). Guests are requested to participate in the program of the Monastery. As long as we have resources available, every Trapeza provides a cooked food, salad, fruit, and bread. In periods/on days of "fasting" prescribed by the Church (Great Lent, Wednesday, Friday, etc.), the food does not contain meat, dairy, eggs, fish, or oil. In periods/on days where all foods are allowed, the food may contain meat, dairy, etc. We do not have the possibility to cater to any dietary preferences such as vegan, vegetarian, raw diets. Volunteers are expected to eat the same food as the Sisters, in the common meals. The hours between meals are designated for work projects (10.30-16.30). The Sisters will accompany, demonstrate, and explain to workers the task at hand. Please be prepared to accept any of the above mentioned tasks, and to dress modestly. We accept couples, but men and women will sleep in separate rooms. Camping is allowed. No smoking on the grounds of the Sacred Monastery. Please expect to work in groups with Sisters, with other volunteers, and also alone.

  • Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Ayuda en proyectos ecológicos
    Proyectos de construcción y bricolaje
    Ayuda en una granja
    Mantenimiento general
    Ayuda con ordenadores/Internet
  • Objetivos de sostenibilidad de las NU que intenta conseguir este anfitrión

    Objetivos de sostenibilidad de las NU que intenta conseguir este anfitrión

    Objetivos de las NU
    Fin de la pobreza
    Hambre cero
    Salud y bienestar
    Educación de calidad
    Igualdad de género
    Agua limpia y saneamiento
    Energía asequible y no contaminante
    Trabajo decente y crecimiento económico
    Industria, innovación e infraestructura
    Reducción de las desigualdades
    Ciudades y comunidades sostenibles
    Producción y consumo responsables
    Acción por el clima
    Vida submarina
    Vida de ecosistemas terrestres
    Paz, justicia e instituciones sólidas
    Alianzas para lograr los objetivos
  • Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    How to work with other people from various countries. Have an insight to daily Monastic life. Be able to develop their skills and knowledge in the framework of the tasks and activities described above.

  • Ayuda


    Foraging, collecting wild berries, herbs, roots, nuts. Vegetable, herb, flower gardens. Permaculture farming. Weeding. Forestry work: cutting trees for firewood, forest mainentance. Fruit trees. Cutting grass on the mountainous farm. Fence-building, fence maintenance. Digging trenches for storm water drainage. DIY furniture restoration and painting.

  • Idiomas hablados

    Alemán: Fluido
    Greek: Fluido
    Inglés: Fluido
    Español: Fluido
    Francés: Fluido
    Georgian: Fluido
    Norwegian: Fluido
    Ruso: Fluido
    Italiano: Intermedio

  • Alojamiento


    A private bedroom, which may be shared with other workaways. A common bathroom. Camping is allowed.

  • Algo más...

    Algo más...

    Much sight-seeing, hiking, fishing, skii

  • Un poco más de información

    Un poco más de información

    • Acceso a Internet

    • Acceso a Internet limitado

      Acceso a Internet limitado

    • Tenemos animales

    • Somos fumadores

    • Puede alojar familias

  • Espacio para aparcar autocaravanas

    Espacio para aparcar autocaravanas

    Este anfitrión puede proporcionar un sitio para autocaravanas.

  • ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?

    ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?

    Más de dos

  • ...

    Horas esperadas

    5 hours/day, 5 days/week

Número de referencia de anfitrión: 299332897779

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