[Fwd: Permaculture workshop in the Ukraine]
- Though this might be of interest:
Monika Frank monika_pk@... wrote:
> Dear friends,
> like in the last few years we are offering an international workshop in the
> Carpathian mountains of Western Ukraine.
> The German association Ostwind e.V., this year in collaboration with my
> workcamp-company frank & frei, is looking forward to advance this project in
> the heart of the Carpathian National Park.
> The situation is an abandant trout raising farm including: a lovely,
> traditionally built wooden house, serving as accomodation, other buildings
> to be transformed into an informational area and lots of space, creeks,
> empty ponds, for which a Permaculture design has been worked out. The
> different features of the design will be implemented year after yaer.
> So far, there is a bath/sauna cabin, a compost toilet, a free standing
> greenhouse (logs and clay) and a washing place using the water of the creek.
> This year, we want to realise:
> * a greywater treatment system using plants and some of the old ponds
> * a little kitchen garden just outside the house
> * decorations and improvements on the water supply and on the bath house
> * and if there is time, write and translate informational material about
> these structures.
> Developping this place into a demonstration area for low-cost and low-tech
> possibilities in order to live comfortably and sustainably in this
> mountainous area (which is part of the wider plan of sustainable regional
> development), is a real challenge. You just CAN´T pop into the shop and get
> the "right" tool or equipment, improvisation and imagination are often in
> On the other hand, it is a cultural exchange, fostering the relationship
> between East and West. Our Ukrainian friends will teach us their dances,
> songs and stories, and their hospitality is incredible. Next to the house is
> a field-center for geography students who will do their practicals at the
> same time as our camp, so lots more of exchange, singing and visiting is to
> be expected.
> Of course, we will also go hiking and discover the geology and flora of the
> Carpathian mountains, enjoy the tranquility (no mobile phones!!!), the river
> and the forest. For those who come on the train, a visit of the old and well
> preserved town of Lviv (Lemberg) is forseen.
> please ask for full programme: frei@... (Monika Frank)
> for details about the project, the house, the area: www.ostwind-ev.de
> I would be very happy to welcome you to the Ukraine and be part of an unique
> experience. If your plans for the summer are already made, I would
> appreciate it very much, if you can pass on this message to your friends and
> Sustainably yours,
> Monika Frank
> Permaculture workshop in the Ukraine
> Date: 17.- 31. August 2002
> Participants: min. 6, max.12
> Costs: 660 Euro without travel; 880 Euro with travel from Berlin. All
> included except Visa and evt. restaurants in Lviv. Please look up your Visa
> regualtions for the Ukraine. (Visa service only possible for German
> residents - sorry.) Children only pay their transport.
> Monika Frank
> Dipl.Ing. Landespflege (landscape architect)
> Schwanseestr. 6
> D - 81539 München
> ph. ++49-170-9985255
> in Spain:
> Buzon 1
> E - 04270 Sorabs, Almería
> ph. ++34-696104846
> email private: monika_pk@...
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