Balmeggberg
Balmeggberg
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Commenced:
01/12/2004
Submitted:
15/03/2011
Last updated:
07/10/2015
Location:
Balmeggberg, Trub, Bern, CH
Phone:
+41 34 495 50 88
Website:
www.balmeggberg.ch
Climate zone:
Cool Temperate





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Anna Czekaj Camille Messer Christoph Holthuysen David Flores Elisabeth Leitner Hubert de Kalbermatten Jan Zuppinger João Gonçalves Luca Sichel Turco Marcus Pan Mariana Björklund michal kolasa Nayeli Paulin Nicola Marcacci Rossi Nina Baumgartner Pedro Portela Philippe Arbellay Ruben Lopez Samuel Lauwers Simha Bode Thomas Schoene Tobias Messmer Viktor gruber
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Balmeggberg

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Rural, Residential, Intentional Communities, Demonstration

Project Summary

Community of 3 families in the Swiss Emmental running a small farm for self-supply and a yurt guest-house with seminars in Permacultre, Yoga, etc.

Project Description

We are a sunny community of 3 families (6 adults, 4 children) living on 1000 m asl in the beautiful landscape of the Emmental. We cultivate 3ha land and 3ha forest, situated on a steep slope. We work to establish a self-sustaining system on our land in accordance to the principles of permaculture.

So far, we have developed some structures such as our community house, a water purification system, an extensive composting system, cultivation of edible mushrooms, a large vegetable and fruit garden and a flock of grazers our graslands along with some other animals (chicken and rabbits).

We are looking for interns interested in learning more about the everyday practice of permaculture and the techniques related to the cultivation of a place like ours. We look for hard-working, skilful and dedicated interns. Minimum stay is one month from March to November. We are interested in passing on and exchanging knowledge and practical experience in Permaculture.

Everyday jobs include any kind of garden work, preparation of firewood in the forest, hay making, tending to the animals, cooking and cleaning in the house, bread baking and making preserves from the harvested products. Our goal is to produce enough to self-supply our community with food and energy and to build up and spread the necessary know-how.

In summer we run a small guest-house with yurts. We offer seminars in Permaculture, Yoga, Meditation, Arts and Handcraft, among others a complete PDC in July and a workshop for self-supplying techniques in September.

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Permaculture Trainees Wanted

For our permaculture community in Switzerland we are looking for permaculture interns willing to help out for a month or more...

Posted over 6 years ago (0 comments)

Helpers needed for permaculture construction

Building up a permaculture-farm in the Swiss pre-Alps

Posted over 8 years ago (4 comments)
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