Watermill – Let’s talk about Plastic! (Giersleben near Magdeburg)
Description: The Lucas Mill is located in Giersleben, a small village near Aschersleben in Saxony-Anhalt. The association ‘Lucas Mühle e.V’. was founded in 2018 by 7 people. Being a very new project there is a lot to do, and to get active with. We dedicated our association to strive for an ecological, and organic way of using the land around the mill. Make it a place where people can meet, exchange knowledge, and experience and also traditional skills. No matter how old someone is, or where the person comes from. The people that are active around the mill are very diverse, and put in a lot of effort during their free time.
Type of Work: - maintenance of the building
- general garden/farm work, planting trees, weeding the yard
- wood work, handicrafts, re-constructing of parts of buildings on site
Study Theme: - learning about the Lucas Mill and general wheat production in Germany
- workshop about conscious plastic usage (status in the countries of participants, finding possible solutions to the problem)
Accommodation: Indoor sleeping area with mattresses in a big room (no gender segregation possible). Simple sanitary conditions. Veggies from the garden or grown locally. Little to no meat. Breakfast and Dinner will be prepared by the participants. Lunch will be taken care of by friends of the project. Please bring outdoor clothes, good shoes/boots, a warm sleeping bag and be prepared for cold nights. It is hard to predict the weather in August in Germany.
Requirements: Readiness to do physical work up to 6 hours daily. Ability to adapt to very basic conditions. Enjoying farming and crafting work with all its many and varied challenges and possibilities. Curiosity to learn, try and develop new skills. Mindfulness, team-spirit and self-initiative desired. Interest in the topic of plastic.
Notes: We will visit Aschersleben, the oldest city in Saxony-Anhalt. One day after work we are going to have an intercultural evening where you can share sweets, songs, dance, and so on from your home countries. After the working days we will offer a presentation about what we have done to the public of the region. Bring working clothes, and boots that can get wet. At the moment there is no WiFi on the property, prepare to live without it for one week. We are going to have 3 workshops about plastic, please inform yourself about plastic usage in your country.