I GIARDINI DI POMONA
- chantiers 1-3 semaines
NO MORE from RUS.
- Code : IG.ENVI.08
- Dispo : COMPLET (Total Part 4)
- Langue du Projet : ENG / ITA
- Age : 18 - 45
I giardini di Pomona is a research center for bio-diversity conservation and sustainability. The aim of the center is to promote the conservation of bio-diversity and historic and natural heritage. In particular we research ancient varieties of fruit trees and we host one of the largest collection in the world of Ficus Carica –figs-. The center organizes environmental education and advocacy. It is an experimental field for permaculture and dry-agriculture.
Volunteers will help in the maintenence of a Food Forest following principles of Permaculture and dry-agriculture. They will also help picking the olives and in the daily management of the Botanical Gardens.
Shared flat with one shared toilet, hot shower and common kitchen.
The center is located in the valley of Itria, one of the most beautiful spot of the region, characterized by “trulli” typical houses. The valley is rich in history and the countryside is sweet and wonderful for those who love walking in the nature. There is a bicycle path for those who like to cycle along the aqueduct. There are many small towns in the proximity of the center where you can find typical markets well-known for the food and culinary tradition. The Adriatic sea is 20 km away from “i giardini di Pomona”.
• Don’t forget a sleeping bag and slippers to wear inside the house • Warm working clothes and a cmfortable pair of shoes to work in the field • Gardening gloves • If you play any music instrument, you can bring it with you! Also food from your country, games, and other things to be shared with the group from your country! • Something (music, dances, dresses, food, drinks) for the international evening; • Warm clothes for the night, we are among the hills • If you are from the European Union, don’t forget to get the European Sanitary Card that will facilitate your access to the Health System in case of need.
The association has the following aims: a) foster and promote human and civil rights, with particular attention to child and youth rights; b) promote the right to information and participation of youth; c) defending social and collective rights with particular attention to youth and student rights; d) promoting volunteering as a tool for social change and active citizenship.
During its life, the association run different activities of information, training and counselling and, since 2006 has start focusing its activities to promote and develop tools for social inclusion of youth with fewer opportunities.
We organize workcamps and youth exchanges since 2006.
In particular it has addressed its work to involve disadvantaged youth in local and international voluntary activities in the frame of Youth in Action and Europe for Citizens programmes of the EU.
Since 2008 has also established a partnership with the Centre for Social Services for Youth of the Italian Ministry of Justice. In the frame of this partnership, the association has been developing activities to include young offenders in international intercultural activities, in the frame of the social rehabilitation programmes.