Take part in a vegan-organic weekend in Sornetan (BE) in August!

24/04/2023

If you would like to learn more about concepts like “vegan-organic agriculture” and “vegan-organic permaculture”, then we have a proposal for you: participate in the Mini-Workcamp that will take place from 4-6 August on a vegan-organic and sustainable permaculture farm in Sornetan (BE)!

THE PROJECT:

The aim of the local workcamp hosting partner, who is organizing the mini-workcamp, is to create a vegan-organic and sustainable permaculture farm, where they will be able to show people that truly ecological (and vegan) lifestyle is also possible in the mountains.

VOLUNTEER AGE: 16 – 99

This camp is family-friendly, which means volunteers can be accompanied by children. There is no minimum age for children (maximum age is 15 to still count as a child). There is space for max. two children.

TYPE OF WORK:

You will rake the low-nutrient meadow. The purpose is: low-nutrient meadows only stay with a lot of different wild flowers, if one cut the meadow every year and bring the grass away; the other two reasons are to initiate mulch production that will fertilize the soil of the garden, and to maintain the area for those animal species that live in mulch piles, such as wild bees, blindworms, and even snakes. On Sunday morning we will plant some trees/bushes for the forest garden. When it’s hot, you will mainly work in the evenings and in the early mornings, while when it’s cold/rainy – during the “office” hours. You will cook organic, vegan, and seasonal food together with the workcamp hosting partner, as well as hand wash and dry the dishes. After lunch on Sunday it is time to travel back home (the bus depart on Sundays only from Souboz, village (= half hour walking) at 16:24).

STUDY THEME:

You will discuss such topics as:

  • Why being vegan is essential for peace;
  • What vegan-organic agriculture is;
  • What vegan-organic permaculture is.

Apart from that, you can also talk to the workcamp hosting partners about homeschooling, as they adhere to the methods of homeschooling or ask what open pollinated seeds have to do with food sovereignty.

ACCOMMODATION: 

There are two to three rooms for volunteers – one with a door (also possible: sleeping outside on the mulch/under the linden tree). Things to take with you are a sleeping bag and a comfortable camping mattress.

LANGUAGE:
Required spoken language: English
Camp spoken languages: German / French / Dutch / a bit of Italian
The camp spoken language depends on the participants of the group – if the group is international you will stick to English, but if you have any questions, the workamp hosting partner can speak German, Dutch, French, and Italian. You don’t need to speak all these languages to participate in the camp. 🙂

COSTS: The participation fee for the mini-workcamp is CHF 120*.

*The membership fee of CHF 90 is included in the participation fee. If you have already paid this, you will receive a
corresponding reduction – also for the second workcamp in the same calendar year (second workcamp: abroad CHF
150, in Switzerland CHF 100; second mini-workcamp: CHF 30).

MORE INFORMATION:

If you want to know more information (how to get there, accommodation, planning, departure, costs, what to bring…), please read the CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS.

HOW TO APPLY?

If you want to participate in the mini-work camp, please fill in this form.

Deadline: 21 July

If you have any questions, please write to us at info@scich.org or call us on 031 381 46 20.

**We value environmental sustainability and strive to reduce our carbon footprint. Therefore, please note that we will not be accepting volunteer applications from individuals planning to travel to the project by plane. Join us in our commitment to a vegan organic weekend in Sornetan, Bern, in August while embracing eco-friendly modes of transportation.**

 

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