AUTOCHTHONOUS PLANT GARDENING IN THE ISLAND OF MENORCA
Location: Mahón (Balearic Islands, Spain)
Period: 02/10/2017 – 30/09/2018
Deadline: 30 March 2017
This project involves the volunteer in a variety of different projects regarding nursery gardens.
GOB is a non-profit making organisation which works in the Balearic Islands. The section in Minorca was created in 1977 and has become established as an important part of Minorcan society (with more than 1,200 members on the island). Its basic objective is to help the conservation of environmental values while balancing human activity with nature.
The work in the nursery garden, “Es Viver”, is principally in the sphere of sustainable gardening, encouraging the use of indigenous plants. The daily tasks include watering the seedlings in the greenhouse, the plants for sale, the garden and the compost. The weekly tasks also include weeding the plants in pots and in the garden, and cleaning the pathways and the garden sheds. As well, the volunteer will work in plant production, in which the main tasks include seeding and transplanting, weeding and fertilizing plants. In addition, the volunteer will be able to help with landscaping and maintaining public and private spaces, and building and maintaining green filters for the purification of waste water. In Es Viver the different types of work vary depending on the time of the year.
Also once a week, it will be possible to help at the Recuperation Centre for Wild Animals. Here the main tasks include feeding animals (birds, turtles), as well as cleaning and maintaining the facilities of the centre. The volunteer must be flexible and be able to assume other activities proposed by the Group, as they are not always routine and can vary according to the time of the year. The volunteer will help with office work at the GOB headquarters.
Send CV and specific motivation letter before 30th of March at firstname.lastname@example.org