Permaculture (Jänkendorf near Dresden)
Description: The association Holderbusch runs a farm with about 22 hectares of land for agriculture and pasture. The farm has been changed over to ecological agriculture. The aim of the association is self-sufficiency, based on the permacultural concept. Sustainability and landscape conservation provide the basis for the revitalization of that traditional handicraft. Before you apply, please read basic info on this site first. Here we explain, what we expect from volunteers in our camps.
Type of Work: Depending on the weather various work in the garden and in the fields (prepare plant beds, harvesting, fruit picking, hoeing,…), build and repair fences for the sheep’s, forest care, chopping wood, baking bread, construction and renovating work around the farm.
Study Theme: Permaculture, life in harmony with nature, extensive animal farming in their natural environment, climate protection; community life.
Accommodation: Accommodation inside the barn or in tents, simple sanitary facilities (compost toilet, solar showers). Self-catering with various products from the farm.
Requirements: Cycling ability! Please bring along sleeping bag and insulating underlay! Partly hard and dirty work! You need solid shoes for the work.
Approximate Location: about 70 km east of Dresden close to the border with Poland
Notes: Many free-time activities like volleyball, football, climbingstand, trampolin, biking, several lakes for swimming nearby.