You’ll work mainly in the forest performing tasks such as:
● forestry improvement cuts and thinning, foraging, path recovery, logging, reforestation
● green building dry stone, timber, nomadic huts and mud building
● farming crop management, livestock management, food processing and conservation, hunting
● crafts pottery, basketry, woodworking, leatherworking, wildcrafting
All the tasks will be performed using mainly hand tools or draft animals as a way to replace fuel powered technologies. We’ll get inspiration from ancient techniques and new approaches such as permaculture and regenerative agriculture. However, questioning, experimentation and creativity are not only allowed but promoted.
You’ll be in charge of the maintenance of a basic toolkit. Any damage coming from misuse will be satisfied by deducting the expenses from your pocket money. Tasks will be, at some times, physically demanding (you shall be fit enough to undergo hard work) and outdoor based (mainly in forest or farming fields). In unexpected rainy days, we’ll try to keep working if the rain is soft using raincoats, fires and other resources. If it’s too intense, we’ll switch into an indoor activity.
During the experience you’ll share activities with GENS staff, locals, trainees and other volunteers. Through these opportunities you’ll get to know other nature lovers and practice Spanish and Catalan.