About the local hosting organizationThe Farm of Insertion “Froidmont” is a nonprofit association of social economy and socio-professional integration.Since its creation in 2010, it addresses three challenges our society is facing: the lack of jobs, social exclusion and separation, destruction of our natural environment. The project trains and accompanies adults in a precarious situation to find a job and works for social inclusion and protection of the environment.Its pedagogy is companionship and training through work. Thanks to its training courses, they train adults to become apprentice cook / waiter or gardener in organic farming. In addition to acquiring new skills, trainees are accompanied in their job search or in the launch of future professional projects. These trainings allow them to find a place in the society.
About the volunteer workMainly organic gardening. Volunteers will participate to various tasks related to agroecology. They will work in a team with the trainees of the farm. Activities will be diverse: soil and plant work, ergonomic and maintenance of tools, composting, mulching, green manure, sowing, transplanting, planting, fruit, red fruit, ponds, forestry, rotations and associations, plan of culture, fence, irrigation, greenhouses. Volunteers will also learn permaculture- organic methods and how to transform vegetable products (in the kitchen). Volunteers will also see the pedagogic restaurant La Table de Froidmont where the vegetables are transformed in dishes cooked by the trainees. They propose a French cuisine, everything is fresh, homemade and fair.
Local accommodationThe volunteers will be accommodated in rooms of the farm (room of two). Mattresses and bedsheet will be available for the volunteers.
About the project locationRixensart is a charming little town located approximately 20 km from Brussels.
RequirementsHave an interest in gardening activities and enjoy manual labor.
Extra info about the projectVolunteers will eat everyday with the team and the trainees in the pedagogical restaurant La table de Froidmont. To work in team with the trainees, the farm proposes to work with the same working hours (8 am-16 pm). A discussion will be organized with the group to see if it's ok or if the group need to take extra free time to compensate. Not accessible to wheelchairs.