Your help is welcome! The possibilities are diverse.
You can come and give us a hand with the work in exchange for a place to sleep and daily meals for some weeks to get a taste of the life at Boskanter.
Do you want to experience living at Boskanter for a longer period of time, then you could stay several months. The longer the stay, the better possible it is to take responsibility for a small part of Boskanter, such as the planning and executing for a piece of the garden or an individual project within Boskanter.
Perhaps you feel a part of a day is enough for a first meeting or just want to roll up your sleeves and spent some time working together with others in the garden or forest? In that case the Open Workday could be an idea. We organise them every first saturday of the month. We wait for the covid19 regulations before starting the workdays again.
The bulk of the daily work consists of maintaining the land, such as: sowing, planting, weeding, scything, pruning, mulching and harvesting. When the season of abundance arrives, we are busy harvesting and preserving: drying, fermening, freesing, concentrating, … In the colder months there’s also lots to do surrounding the forest, hedges and firewood management, such as: pruning hedges, shredding wood, repairing fences, removing brambles, planting trees, and moving, cleaving and stacking firewood.
Depending on where your interest lies and when and how long you are here, there may be opportunities to get involved with and learn about:
- preserving food (e.g.: making jam, pickling, fermenting, drying)
- taking care of animals
- handicrafts (e.g.: wood and stone engraving, woodworking, spinning wool, leather crafting; basket weaving
- natural construction methods and finishes
- sourdough bread baking
- building rocket stoves or mass heaters
- and plenty of other things!