The work at Eco Aula will consist of a number of things depending upon the skills of the volunteers that take part in the workcamp. Whilst forest clearing, landscaping and work on the garden will be available for everyone regardless of the skills that people have, people with existing skills in carpentry, metalwork, plumbing, electrics or any other skills will have the opportunity to practise and expand these skills, sharing tips and advice with other people from different cultures.
You will stay at Granja La Mola which provides large amounts of space for both sleeping areas and for recreation as well as having a small farm and macrobiotic garden. Sleeping will be in shared accommodation and bringing a sleeping bag is recommended. Granja La Mola is located on the site of an old water mill and has now been converted into a house which is perfectly suited for volunteers and continues to host them throughout the whole year. Cooking will be prepared in the kitchen at Granja La Mola and prepared by the participants of the workcamp. It is also important to note that all of the foods that is available and cooked at Granja la Mola is vegetarian so do not expect any meat.
Granja La Mola, Montardit de Dalt, Sort, Pallars Sobria, Lerida, Spain
Lerida or Barcelona (a lot more countries will fly to Barcelona). Nearest Train Station is La Pobla de Segur. Then you will have to take a bus from Pobla de Segur to Sort.
1. We require preferably experienced volunteers age 23 yr. or more. The work on farming can result as hard work for some volunteers. At the other side, this camp does provide an opportunity to get a lot of knowledge about organic farming, macrobiotic gardening and sustainable development. 2. Only vegetarian catering.
Meat the Truth is a workcamp located in the Sierra Norte a rural mountainous area of Greater Madrid. The workcamp itself will be located in the village of San Mamés, a small village typical of those in rural central Spain. The farm itself is a working livestock farm which still uses many traditional methods of farming and animal respect. The work at Meat the Truth will mainly consist of work that will happen on a working farm including making cheese, helping to clean the farm and feeding animals. Part of the workcamp is to see how hard it is to work on a traditional farm so do not expect it to be easy work. However, we feel that the positive aspects that can be gained out of this workcamp will far outweigh the hardwork which needs to be put in. See more about the why do we support local ecologic farms, here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rEkc70ztOrc
You will be accommodated directly in the farm, in a farm house in 2 common (shared) rooms. Beds or matrasses will be provided. Food will be provided directly on a farm, lunch prepared, but dinner will be possibly cooked by volunteers themselves.
San Mamés, mountains of Sierra Norte, 80km from Madrid, Spain
Nearest airport Madrid-Barajas.
Spanish, English between the participants
The workcamp will take place in an animal farm; therefore it is difficult to host vegetarians as they are meat producers.
« I can say that the best things about the workcamp and this whole experience were the chance of making a real difference to the lives of very needy children. This is an extremely valuable project where volunteers can have a massive impact. Also the possibility of learning a huge amount about a country so different from our own. I learnt ten times as much by carrying out a workcamp than I would ever do backpacking. »