Aidez-nous à construire un centre de développement durable dans la campagne normande, France

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  • Description

    Description

    I have created an association here at my home in the Normandy countryside with the idea of sharing ideas and practices related to permaculture, veganism and sustainable living. The project is currently coordinated by myself with the help of friends and volunteers. I am a bilingual (English/French) English woman with qualifications and experience in plant based cooking, ecoconstruction, furniture making, organic/permaculture gardening, teaching and art and craft. The idea is to ultimately offer courses, informal apprenticeships and work experiences related to vegan cooking, permaculture and aspects of sustainable living.

    Work so far has centred around renovating an old earth house with natural materials and creating an edible landscape on almost one hectare of land using many ideas and techniques of permaculture. This year we will continue to develop the food growing and vegan cooking aspects of the project. We grow wild plants, edible flowers, herbs, perennials and ancient variety seeds. There is a mandala garden, a fledgling forest garden, an apple orchard and many different kinds of beds (hugulbeds, raised beds) Depending on time, budget and help, we would also like to create an edible wildlife pond as well as work on designing a solar shower, a dry toilet block and solutions for low cost energy generation.

    It is tranquil here. There is wifi but no television, plenty of books you can borrow on all aspects of ecological living and a couple of guitars and a eukoleli.

  • Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Jardinage
    Bricolage et projets de construction
    Entretien général
    Préparer les repas / cuisiner pour la famille
    Aider dans une ferme
    Aider avec des éco-projets
    Aider à la maison
    Projets artistiques
    Aide informatique / Internet

  • Objectifs de développement durable de l’ONU que cet hôte essaie d'atteindre

    Objectifs de développement durable de l’ONU que cet hôte essaie d'atteindre

    Objectifs de l’ONU
    Pas de pauvreté
    Faim «zéro»
    Bonne santé et bien-être
    Éducation de qualité
    Égalité entre les sexes
    Eau propre et assainissement
    Énergie propre et d'un coût abordable
    Travail décent et croissance économique
    Industrie, innovation et infrastructure
    Inégalités réduites
    Villes et communautés durables
    Consommation et production responsables
    Mesures relatives à la lutte contre les changements climatiques
    Vie aquatique
    Vie terrestre
    Paix, justice et institutions efficaces
    Partenariats pour la réalisation des objectifs
  • Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    In coming here you can learn about aspects of vegan cooking, eco-construction and/or permaculture gardening (I am qualified in all of these). I have a good number of books on many aspects of permaculture that you can borrow. I love to play the guitar and sing so always interested to exchange songs.

  • Aide

    Aide

    It would be great to have some longer term help with the garden food growing project. In an ideal world I would love to welcome someone who has at least some knowledge of food growing/horticulture/agriculture to help with developing this aspect (the vegan edible landscape) and who would be interested to stay for a longer period of time . I would like to develop the use of herbs, green manures, beans for protein and more edible perennials. We built a solar dryer last year and drying and storing more herbs would be great.

    I will also be working on vegan cooking workshops and permaculture weekend courses (that we plan to run this year) - so people interested in these subjects (or even helping out with the workshops) are welcome. I would like to design and build a solar cooker.

    If someone has Knowledge of plumbing, electricity, carpentry and/or building and the interest/motivation to do research; we could work on designing and possibly building a solar shower, low cost energy production systems, rocket mass stove and dry toilet block.

    If you have IT skills I would love some help with developing a website and publicity/marketing for vegan cooking and permaculture courses that we would like to run this year - as well as how to use social media.

  • Langues parlées

    English: Courant
    French: Courant

  • Hébergement

    Hébergement

    Accommodation is in caravans and a camping car or camping if you have a tent. In the winter months and during some other months there is a room in the house available.

  • Autres infos...

    Autres infos...

    We have a couple of cats that live here so this is not a good place for someone with a cat allergy!!

    Mont Saint Michel is half an hours drive away and there are many interesting old towns and cities to visit like Fougeres (with its old castle) Granville, St Malo and Dinan. There are beautiful waterfalls not far from here and a busy weekly market at the nearest town - Saint Hilaire du Harcouet (6km away). You can borrow bicycles to get to town or to explore the local area. It is possible to cycle to the waterfalls and Mont Saint Michel from here. There are buses to different places that you can catch at Saint Hilaire du Harcouet. We are in the middle of the countryside so it would suit people who enjoy peace and quiet.

  • Informations complémentaires

    Informations complémentaires

    • Accès Internet

    • Accès Internet limité

      Accès Internet limité

    • Nous avons des animaux

    • Nous sommes fumeurs

    • Familles bienvenues

  • Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Plus de deux

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    Nombre d'heures attendues

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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