We choose as a topic for this project trees, because they are a symbol of long term perspective, a way of thinking and living. During this project we will work on this subject with different approaches. Trees as a complex living system. The Tree of life as a symbol of connecting earth and sky. And as a physical approach, on how to care about the already existing ones. How, where, when, and why to plant new ones.
“Trees” is EVS project for young people from EU program countries. They will come to Prenčov village in Slovak rural area, to learn about permacultura and handicrafts, to support educational opportunities for local community, and to explore possibilities of rural lifestyle.
Trees are metaphorical topic, teaching us about individual and community, about roots and growth, about water cycle and our environment. But we will also focus on building of fruit tree garden. Objectives of the project are community work, rising intercultural awareness among local people, empowering of local community, organizing traditional cultural events and development of personal project. Projects methodology is broad, built on non-formal methods of education, enriched by methods of permacultura, dragon dreaming project management and handicrafts. “Trees” intends to contribute towards development of civil society and sustainable rural development, lead young people to active participation and support personal development in the frames of local economical, ecological and socio-cultural sustainability.
We want to support volunteers to get skilled and competent, in a variety of things that are important for life in rural areas and for life in a community. They will discover rules and principles of life close to the nature. We want to support and develop their creativity and entrepreneurship, so they are able to discover potential and sources offered by the countryside. Thus enabling people to live a meaningful and real life in rural areas.