barefoot evs blogFrom 10 to 14th of September, I participated in the Mid-term meeting, which took place in Tynec. With all the new things that I am learning during these months as an EVS, participated in the project in Serbia and the Annual Meeting of the network in Latvia, the excitement of living in a new country and trying to get familiar with the culture, with the city, making new friends, somehow I lost track of time.

When I arrived in Tynec, the first evening at the bonfire, where we were sharing our stories as EVS, I realized what I already knew, that time is running so fast and I am already on half of my journey as an EVS.
In the meeting we talked about the mini-project ideas, and well, most of us had no idea how that would look like, but what's important is that there is a strong desire to do something.

If there is a reason why I chose to do an EVS was exactly because I had a lot of questions in my mind: where am I going to go after my Bachelor studies? What will my Master degree be about?..

IMG 4430In the second month of my EVS I had my On-arrival training in Kraliky. I should say I was looking forward to it since, as a foreigner in Czech Republic, I didn't know many people so sometimes it was a little bit boring for me, even though from the stories I heard about various On-arrivals (some good, some bad), I didn't know what to expect. And besides the fact that I would meet other volunteers I was also excited because I would make my first trip in Czech Republic.


By the end of May I had my EVS On-arrival Training Course in Kraliky, up on a hill and right across a big monastery. One might look at me strangely after hearing this, but, in fact, I think it is the best place for bringing together a group of young, crazy volunteers, who have just started to get to know the Czech Republic.

3ws gardenOn 20th of March, I did a workshop about urban gardening in Toulcuv Dvur. It was part of my EVS personal project.

During all this year I focused to learn about gardening in small places, like pots, window sills or terraces.  I had the opportunity to learn during the Spring and Summer of 2013. At the end of my EVS it was the moment to share all what I learnt and my expereiences. 

There are many ways to be more sustainable and reduce the negative impacts on the Environment.I found out one way which is very good, easy and profitable. It mixes permaculture, upcyling, environmental education, food sovereignty and more. All this with a small activity: to grow your own vegetables at home.