Our Organic World
Description: Brenderup HEjskole hosts this work camp. In English, we call ourselves the Academy for Intercultural Learning. Brenderup HEjskole is working as a boarding school with an international approach and accept both Danish and foreign students. You can read more about the school here: http://www.brenderuphojskole.dk/filer/english.htm For many years, Brenderup has hosted Work Camps that have supported the building process of Brenderup environmentally friendly buildings. Some of the things that we have built are:A straw bale house and turned it into a big culture and music hall. An ellipse-shaped lotus house, which is functioning as a workshop for outdoor living activities. A treetop shelter was made for people who want to sleep outside in the night. The climb around the world boulder climbing walls. A historic and cultural play park. An organic fitness centre in our garden, where nature is used instead of artificial machine equipment. We have also completed an artistic brick laying camp, where we were decorating a rather big yard with old Celtic sings and patterns. We also did work with city gardening. Last year we incorporated ideas and concept from previous years about building sustainable. We call it our Off-Grid House. It is a house which is producing ( everything - all energy - within its own walls. Last year we also decorated and made paths in our garden between all our sustainable houses.
Type of Work: Please be prepared for practical work. This year we will focus on finishing the work on our Off-Grid House. You can read about the project on Facebook and our homepage In the middle of our park garden, we have allocated an area for organic gardening. You should expect to be outside every day and work with garden tools and building up parts of the area. This could be done by making flower beds for herbs and flowers, by building water channels for watering, or by digging a chamber in the ground for keeping vegetables during winter. THEREFORE, it is garden work - all done in a sustainable way, using nature, for nature The area of the new organic herb world is approximately 1000 square meters. We believe in being very aware, green and organic in our thoughts and talks, and in your way of living at the school. There will be a lot of different jobs to do with this focus. It could be making outside showers, heated with energy from the sun, or finishing a steam bath. There is always maintenance to do on former Work Camp projects You should be prepared that all project we do will be focusing on environmental and green solutions. During camp, we will take time to debate sustainability - not only as an environmental issue but also on all levels - including sustainability among people and cultures.
Accommodation: Sleeping facilities: You should expect to stay in a tented camp in the middle of our garden. It will also be possible to stay in some of the dorms and rooms if they are available. Kitchen bathroom facilities: You will have full access to the showers and toilets at the school for all three weeks. The food is mainly organic and is served three times a day by our kitchen staff. You should expect to assist after dinner, by cleaning the dishes. In the weekends, you will take part in cooking the dinner. Let us know if you are vegetarian.
Requirements: People, who are used to work with their hands in combination with artistic skills, will be preferred for this Work Camp and volunteers are expected to be ready to share their culture with the other participants and students at the school. Special motivation letters and other requirements should be attached to the info-sheet. It will be amazing if you are also a green thinker Unfortunately, we cannot take a participant with disabilities. English at a conversational level is required.
Approximate Location: Brenderup is located on the island Fyn in the southern part of Denmark. The village Brenderup (2.000 inhabitants) is close to the beach, forests and idyllic countryside. You will have free access to our different workshops during the camp, including recycling design, music, art and gym workshops. There is wireless internet at the school. Bicycles can be rented for the whole stay.