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 a few days or multiple 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.
Or 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 (see below).
A chance to work, eat and be together – connecting with the land and with each other.
The day starts between 0900 and 0930, ends at 1600, and there’s a break at 1200 for lunch, fresh out of the garden.
When? The 3rd Saturday of the month, from April until October: April 20, May 18, June 15, July 20, August 15 (Thursday instead of Saturday), September 21 en October 19.
The bulk of the daily work consists of maintaining the land, such as: sowing, planting, weeding, scything, pruning, mulching and harvesting. In the colder months there’s also lots to do surrounding the forest and firewood management, such as: removing brambles, planting trees, and moving, cleaving and stacking firewood.
Depending on where your interest lie and when 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!