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.

One of the goals in my EVS project is to get involved in Czech society. To know their traditions and enjoy the culture.
Mikulas is a Christian Czech tradition celebrated on 5th of December. It has similarities to Santa Claus. Mikulas gives presents to the kids who have been good during the year. There is also a Čert (devil) who goes together with Mikulas scaring "bad" kids.

There is a tradition in YEE. EVS volunteers can organize a volunteering action in Toulcuv Dvur with Tamjden. It is a Czech NGO that organizes volunteering services during weekends. It gives the opportunity to the Czechs and foreigners to meet; and to spend weekends doing outdoor activities.

It was International Volunteer Day on 5 December this year. To celebrate, our friends at INEX organised an NGO market in Prague. We were invited to represent YEE and promote the network among local students. We were also invited to taste delicious morsels of free food prepared by our international amigos. Somebody made a particularly tasty chocolate mousse that I hope reappears one day.

 
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