We left behind another excellent month in Ökograf Egyesület co-art center Letra. Our last month is full of creative experiences and kowledge about eco friendly life style. As volunteers we made presentations on environmental pollution and alternative solutions in our countries. Because reducing carbon foot print is our major priority and our responsibility against nature.
With the arrival of spring we started to spend time together. We are picking – the herald of the advent of spring Allium ursinum (known as ramsons, buckrams, wild garlic, broad-leaved garlic, wood garlic, bear leek, or bear’s garlic – is a wild relative of chives native to Europe and Asia. The Latin name is due to the brown bear‘s taste for the bulbs and its habit of digging up the ground to get at them). After we collected plenty of bear garlic we used to make homemade pesto. Which we can consume even during the all winter. Ingredients inside are bear garlic, olive oil, nuts, kaju and salt.
Second week of april we had the opportunity to participate in a five-day so-called ” EVS on-arrival training organized by national agency at the CEU conference center. During the training, three trainers have been working with us continuously. One of the interesting things to me was that, since volunteering was a project of Erasmus +, there were French, Turkish, Macedonian, German, Finnish, Portuguese, Spanish and Serbian young volunteers. Thus it is self-evident that the occupations and communication processes were conducted in English as well. This is also an essential aspect of volunteering. To be open to alien culture, as you will be part of a foreign culture during volunteering. This does not mean that your own culture should be put aside. Rather, we must learn to keep our cultures on one plane, to know each other, to understand and to accept one another.
At the end of April, we started to tune up our bicycle for spring activities. By this way we learnt how to repair our bikes wheels, general cleaning, drivetrain maintenance, etc. Nothing makes you feel free as riding a bicycle.