Oskorušebraní - Oskeruse Festival
20. září 2019 - 22. září 2019 (3 dnů)
This weekend workcamp will take place in a small Moravian village of Tvarozna Lhota, situated in the White Carpathian Mountains in cooperation with the local NGO “INEX-SDA Bile Karpaty”. This branch of INEX is active in sustainable rural development, environmental education and permaculture projects. In Tvarozna Lhota, they run a museum of “oskeruse” (a local unique fruit) and an open-air leisure and educational centre Cottage Travicna. The aim of this workcamp is to get the site ready for a traditional event celebrating the oskeruse trees and fruits called “Oskorušebraní”.
Tvarozna Lhota (bus stop in the village, next train stop Straznice). The nearby towns are Straznice (5 km distance) and Uherske Hradiste (30 km). The region is famous for its folk traditions and beautiful countryside. Leisure time: On Sunday, you can go on a trip to various sites of interest in the region, such the regional cities of Straznice or Skalice, visiting wine cellars, the Bata canal, or you can go hiking in the local countryside. Meeting point: Tvarozna Lhota. The meeting time will be on Friday afternoon. Please note that it takes almost 5 hours to get there from Prague by public transport. The exact information will be provided in the infosheet.
Since the Oskeruse Festival takes place on Saturday, we need to start getting the place ready already on Friday. Therefore, please note that you need to arrive to Tvarozna Lhota by 13h on Friday. Participation fee: 200 CZK. There is no other fee for this workcamp. You need to send the participation fee of 200 CZK within 3 days after having sent the application. When we receive the fee, we will confirm you acceptance and send you more information. If we do not receive the fee in time, we cancel your application so that other volunteers can apply. The participation fee includes: food and third-party liability insurance for the whole weekend.
The work will be mainly manual and outdoor in all kinds of weather. You will prepare the site ready for the event (Friday and Saturday) and clean up afterwards. You will cut and rake grass, pick up branches, install wooden poles. You will also help with transportation of material and installing and exhibition. Please bring good shoes and working clothes. Study part: You will organize and take part in the traditional event called “Oskorušobraní” which celebrates the unique local tree. You will be able to get to know different kinds of local food and products (including traditional oskeruse spirits), and learn more about local products, organic farming, herding sheep, the history and natural potential of the region.
In a big tent in the open-air centre. Please bring your own sleeping bags and camping mats. You will prepare your own meals together as a group.
What to bring: a warm sleeping bag, a camping mat, warm working (outdoor) clothes, good mood and willingness to meet others.