InterCULTURgardening (Friedland near Göttingen)
Description: Beautify the garden, make music and design artistically. This workcamp takes place in the community garden Friedland. It serves as a meeting place between locals and refugees. There are fruit trees, berry bushes, vegetable and flower beds. At earlier SCI work camps, community games such as Bool, TIK-TAK-TO etc. were built outside. In addition, a tiny house on wheels and barbecue area invite to joint meetings. Göttingen, a lively student city, is only 8 minutes by train from Friedland.
Type of Work: You work in a community garden outside Friedland, where you take care of the garden, harvest fruit and berries, take care and herd. In addition, a new wooden welcome gate will be built. At the same time, you will also participate in a cultural program on identification, where you will make music, paint and sing together with refugees. For the summer party at the end of your workcamp there will be a joint performance.
Study Theme: Migration and their causes and effects. For this purpose you will visit a museum in Friedland and the refugee camp. Furthermore you will learn a lot about gardening.
Accommodation: We will be staying in the centre of the local sports club in Friedland with one big room for the group to sleep in and a community room including table soccer and a projector. WiFi is provided. Showers can be divided by genders, the dormitory room functions for all volunteers.
Requirements: You should be interested in manual work in a garden. Also, intercultural competencies will be important to interact with refugees. Your initiative and ideas to shape the garden will be appreciated.
Approximate Location: Friedland is a village of about 3000 inhabitants in the centre of Germany. It is located 8 minutes by train from Göttingen, an old university town and centre of culture.