Let’s revive the orchards of an ancient monastery in South Moravia

22. - 24.2.2019

Have you ever spent the night in a monastery, whose history dates back to the 13th century? Would you like to take a walk in the former fruit orchards and gardens, discover the history of one magical place and spend the weekend in the beautiful surroundings of the Předklášteří village? All these wishes can be fulfilled during the last weekend of February in Porta Coeli!

The local NGO ‘Hojnost‘, which operates in Tišnov, tries to restore the old fruit orchards and gardens in the Porta Coeli monastery. As a result of the overgrowth of self-seeded trees, orchards ceased to be accessible. In addition, they aim to help with the reconstruction of the monastery as well as to provide additional accommodation for volunteers. In order to transform this vision to reality, they need volunteers, because such courageous projects usually depend on enthusiastic people willing to help.

WHAT ARE THE PLANS FOR THE WEEKEND?

We will mainly cut the branches, pull them out of the orchards and burn them afterwards. We will also make landscaping in the garden, create game and educational elements, and decompose the old greenhouse. If the weather gets too cold, there is still loads of work inside the monastery. On Sunday, it is not allowed to work at the monastery, so accompanied by Tomáš – the local administrator, we will get to explore the nature and the surroundings of Tišnov city.

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TERMS:

The attendance fee is 300 CZK. What will this price cover?

  • food (except for the Friday dinner)
  • simple accommodation
  • ticket for traveling there with the whole group (from Prague)– We buy the tickets from the meeting point to the Weekend location, the rest of them will be reimbursed, you just need to keep your tickets
  • health and liability insurance
  • event organizing and other related costs
  • lots of fun, new friends and amazing experiences, which are priceless : )

Everybody pays his/her ticket for the way back. We advise you to always try to come to the group departure meeting and inform when the group returns, or at least try to travel with some of the people that will participate.

Check out all the terms and conditions for attending the meeting.

THE PARTICIPATION FEE OF 300 CZK:

The basic fee for the Weekend is 300, – which covers the minimum cost of organizing the event. In case you want to support our activity and contribute more, you can increase your fee by any amount. Thank you.

  • must be sent to our transparent bank account 2600956785/2010
  • the variable symbol for the payment is 012019
  • write your full name in the message for the recipient
  • we have to receive the payment within 3 working days starting with the day  we received your application
  • please read the cancellation policy carefully

PRACTICAL INFORMATION

MEETING POINT & TRANSPORT:  We meet at the Main train station in Prague, in front of ZOOT on Friday February 22nd, at 17:45. Please be on time, the train leaves at 18:03 directly to Tišnov, where we’ll arrive at around 21:12. It takes 20 more minutes on foot to get to the final destination – Předklášteří.

RETURN: On Sunday, February 24th, by train from Tišnov at 15:28, arriving to Prague train station at 18:42.

ADDRESS OF THE PROJECT: Porta Coeli 1001, 666 02 Předklášteří, Tišnov.

ACCOMMODATION: We will be accommodated in rooms of the former monastic school – we will sleep on our own sleeping mats (rooms are heated). There are toilets and showers with hot water on site.

FOOD: On Friday evening we will have our own dinner, so do not forget to bring some tasty food, that we will share. The organization will arrange the food for the rest of the project, but volunteers will cook the food themselves.

WHAT TO BRING: Take your own towel, cosmetics, slippers, good WARM working clothes that can get dirty (depends on weather) and WORK shoes (ideally waterproof – in case of snow). Do not forget to take your own sleeping mat+sleeping bag. Also pack good mood, games (if you enjoy playing), musical instrument (if you play) and a dinner for Friday.

It is necessary to note that in the monastery we have to respect the night quiet hours and alcohol to enjoy to a reasonable degree (not strong alcohol). Thank you!

CONTACT: In case you have a question please contact the Weekends coordinator Barbora at vikendy(at)tamjdem.cz, 604 370 797.

HERE you can take a look at photos from previous volunteer event in Porta Coeli organized by the NGO Hojnost in January.

We are looking forward to meeting you!