JOY'N'WORK

JOY'N'WORK

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From town to countryside. Orchard at Harušťák started writing his story last year. Since then we have old varieties of fruit trees and couple of sheep. This year is the time for harvesting. Help us build a community that gets unique fruit flavors back to our table.

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27,33
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We need
1 772,67

From town to countryside. Orchard at Harušťák started writing his story last year. Since then we have old varieties of fruit trees and couple of sheep. This year is the time for harvesting. Help us build a community that gets unique fruit flavors back to our table.

Sad at Harušťák is at a picturesque location. People come over here, work and relax. We've prepared permaculture and arts courses. People do much more work together. That's why we cleaned the orchard with volunteers and planted old varieties of fruit trees. We are dealing with original construction techniques. We fixed a broken barn from mud bricks and stones. Become part of our story. Each gift gives us a greater chance of preserving Slovak natural wealth. More about the project.

How it started

The idea of setting up orchards has started at the beginning of 2018. In the spring, we made an electric fence and the first sheep arrived in May. They began to sow the meadow to grow flowers on it, for a rare kind of butterflies.

We spent the summer mowing, cutting and drying hay for the winter. We have prepared the orchard set and selected appropriate varieties of fruit trees. We dug the pits, we've imported tons of compost and manure to over 50 trees and 15 fruit spruces. Volunteers helped us significantly. Some were from the neighborhood, some have traveled with the family for a couple of hours to help us plant trees and some have arrived from other continents. We have acquired a new vocabulary, we can already name most of the working tools in English and socks on Polish are skarpetki.

Planting

Bruno Jakubec taught us to plant fruit trees. We've learned how to choose a suitable place and a variety. How to secure a tree from adverse effects and how it should look like in the first years of tree life. The first 41 fruit trees on November 10th planted 31 people, three children and two dogs.

Community education and development

Community of people that tracks our progress is emerging. They supported us in the crowdfunding campaign at Startlab, where we collected over € 900 for planting. We experienced the feeling that what we do is not only important to us and our closest surroundings, but that a lot of other people share our values.

Our goal for 2019

We want to be educated in activities related to planting and contribute to sustainability. We offer you to become part of our story. Come to see us feel like you are here and now. Learn new skills and create your own hands.

  • February - tree trunks and grain branching
  • March - Construction of elevated beds - workshop
  • April - How to capture rainwater in practice? Workshop
  • May - Wooden statues in a set with a blacksmith
  • June - Reconstruction of the Furnace Supplement - Voluntary Activity
  • July - mobile mustard -
  • August - harvesting fruits, grafting old varieties with a specialist
  • September - planting lavender / poppy
  • October - drying and hacking with the herb
  • November - cleaning in the garden, proper wintering of trees

  • What we will finance

  • Rainwater capture
  • Operating costs of equipment - gasoline, repairs
  • Snacks for volunteers during activities
  • Honors for lecturers
  • What if we raise more?

  • Fruit Dryer - technology, work
  • Mobile apple mill - technology, work
  • It will help us greatly if you contribute and help us return the exceptional flavors to our country. We will be able to build a community that will appreciate and preserve the unique Slovak natural wealth.

    If you want to make a trip to the White Carpathians and exchange a few hours of work in the fresh air for a good feeling, you are welcome.

    What´s next?

    If you are not interested in this project, we recommend checking alternative projects in the same cause.
    Z každého daru bude 5 % použitých na vykrytie nákladov s verejnou zbierkou a správou portálu DobraKrajina.sk. Ďakujeme.