On Friday 18th, our EVS team made an excursion to Mount Ślęża, which is 718 meters high and is located close to Wrocław city. The main idea of the trip was to get acquainted with different kind of trees, history and to enjoy pure nature. It was a good challenge since we had to be both mentally as well as physically well prepared for it.
Do you know what is common between ecology and food? With this question we have started our meeting with Summer School at Fundacja EkoRozwoju. All together with Monika (instructor), EVS volunteers and volunteers of the UNESCO Initiatives Center we discussed how environment and ecosystem affect food and water we use.
On Sunday, 25th of June, EVS volunteers from Ekocentrum took part in the Father’s Day Event with their activities in Wyspa Slodowa. This event was part of Family Month in this park. The Wroclaw family holiday is an annual gathering of events and attractions aimed at all Wrocław residents, especially families with children. Wroclaw institutions, non-governmental organizations and commercial companies to cooperate and actively participated in the project.
“Children are the world's most valuable resource and its best hope for the future”. The quote made by the U.S. president John F. Kennedy so many decades ago perfectly embodied the event we took part in on the 11th of June 2017. On this meaningful day the city government organized in Wyspa Slodowa an event for the children of Wroclaw that was called Family Month. The Wroclaw family holiday is an annual gathering of events and attractions in May and June aimed at all Wrocław residents, especially families with children.
On Friday 21th of July we participated in a cultural initiative organized by Żółty Parasol. We deliberately chose a neglected neighbourhood in Barlickiego Street near Park Tołpy with one goal in mind; render it more attractive and allow children of the local community to enjoy summer vacations in their own backyard. So the works kicked off early in the morning and with the weather on our side, we knew a perfect day was ahead of us.
One of the best ways to meet a new culture is to become acquainted with its cuisine. For this purpose, we joined the traditional cooking event which was organized by Foundation of Zolty Parasol at Park Tolpy on 18.06.2017. Our Turkish and Croatian volunteers prepared their traditional meals and presented them in the park in order to introduce their culture and tasting new delights.
Turkish menu included lentil balls, potato salad, Turkish delight, saksuka (ingredients are aubergine, tomato sauce, onion, spices) and mixture of sesame oil and grape molasses (sweet) which are very typical of Turkish cuisine.
On Saturday 27th May 2017, north of Rynek, in the area surrounding Pomorska street, a joint ECO-ACTION took place. The Park Services staff was joined by Fundacja Ekorozwoju and its international team of EVS volunteers from Croatia, Turkey and Ukraine as well as by volunteers from UPS and local population residing nearby. That day we all had one goal in mind: give the entire neighborhood a new and more pleasant appearance by planting long rows of small mesmerizing bushes along the street.
On Friday, 12th of May 2017, a joint ECO-ACTION took place at Park Mamuta in Wroclaw. Situated in the southwestern part of the city, on the bank of Ślęza river, it is mainly known for the 1,7 m long mammoth tusk discovered in the area. As the winner of the Wrocław Civic Budget 2014, PROJECT 301, the Park represents an idea and a vision of a unique place in this part of the region.