Im currently living outside of Stuttgart and recently completed my PDC in Spain. I was planning on returning in August to do an internship there but unfortunately the internship program was canceled. I have been trying to
find other opportunities but most of what I find on the internet is so expensive which makes me suspicious of their intentions right from the beginning. I was wondering if any one knew of any projects in Europe (especially central europe: Germany, France, Northern Italy, Austria, Switzerland, Slovakia, ect.) that would offer somesort of internship/educational work trade. I do have experience with wwoofing and volunteering and will probably resort to that if I do not find anything else. I do enjoy the concept and have been doing a lot of wwoofing over the last two years but I would like to find something that is more permaculture focused and can put a little more emphesis on the educational aspect of the exchange.
Any information would be greatly appreciated or if any one has projects of there own and would be interested in a work/education exchange then please let me know. I have a wide range of experience and skills including: kitchen gardening, animal husbandry, permaculture, natural building, carpentry, stone work, irregation, construction and many others. The areas I would love to learn more with and be involved in inlcude: beekeeping, mushroom production, food forests, water conservation/aquaculture, pattern understanding, healing plants, native/wild plants, seedsaving, and many others.
I hope to hear back from you and thanks in advanced for any info.
Did you look at the Balkan ecology project?
Their courses always seem good value and I'm very impressed by their professionalism and ongoing commitment to recording and demonstrating their activities.
I know they're running a september course, but I don't know where they stand with interns and such. Maybe drop them a line?
Also John D Lui is trying to start his ecosystem restoration camps
I'm impressed with what he's trying to do, and if it works then there's a good place for many people to network and learn stuff.
My choice would be Richard Perkins in sweeden. http://www.ridgedalepermaculture.com/ I know he takes interns, but you're almost probably too late for this year. If I'd have had the time and could have afforded the time off i'd have done his farm planning course. It wasn't cheap, these are professional fees, but from what I learn from his youtube channel,
I know it would be money very well spent.
That's all I have for you. I hope youyou find something useful!
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