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SEEDS 21. Meet us - don't eat us! (2)
SEEDS 21. Meet us - don't eat us! (2)
29.06.2011
Seeing a whale in its natural habitat is a breathtaking experience. We had the chance to see these great sea mammals up close during our workcamp in cooperation with the IFAW. You can say we approached the topic “whales” from many different angles during this workcamp. We gained a...
SEEDS 27. Stykkishólmur in the Snæfellsnes peninsula
SEEDS 27. Stykkishólmur in the Snæfellsnes peninsula
25.06.2011
WHEELBARROW TEAM! We are building walking paths around the golf course today, carrying wheelbarrows of gravel, and we are nearly finished. It’s been funny sometimes as golf balls have been flying past us at some speed! We are playing a game that keeps us occupied, where you have to think...
SEEDS 20. Sustainability in Action
SEEDS 20. Sustainability in Action
24.06.2011
We were welcomed in this farm the first day by young Icelandic puppies! Adorable! It is the first project of Seeds at this organic farm. Our host has many projects around the farm like breeding Icelandic dogs, raising horses, and developing her project of a peace center. Our host is an eclectic...
SEEDS 24. Skriðuklaustur -  making history
SEEDS 24. Skriðuklaustur - making history
21.06.2011
“Skriðuklaustur, stop a while Skriðuklaustur, eat a while Skriðuklaustur give your cakes to meeee. ´Cause I need you, how to survive Without the breaks with apple pie?„ Please imagine the "Pretty woman" song in the background as you read...
SEEDS 38. Remote Fjords - where the Road Ends!
SEEDS 38. Remote Fjords - where the Road Ends!
12.06.2011
Twelve Days in the Life of a First Time Work-Camp Leader When I applied to become a work-camp leader I did not really understand what a work-camp was. Although volunteering is common in the UK, these kinds of work exchanges are not called “work-camps.” It does not seem an apt label....
SEEDS 04. Nature & Culture in the South of Iceland (1)
SEEDS 04. Nature & Culture in the South of Iceland (1)
12.06.2011
This workcamp took place on a farm in the South of Iceland. A place that is far from the (only) major road and lost between fields as far as the eye can see on one side, and the sea on the other side. But in every sincerity this farm is a magnificent place and the family that lives there are very...
SEEDS 31. Lighthouse at the end of the world!
SEEDS 31. Lighthouse at the end of the world!
10.06.2011
Yesterday was a tiring day, cutting diamond shapes out of dry turf. The wall we are building is definitely taking shape and we are feeling quite proud of it! The wind yesterday was whipping soil into our eyes and there was a silly moment where we were all in our goggles/sunglasses/plastic bags/ jacket...
SEEDS 07. Skriðdalur - Crawling Valley
SEEDS 07. Skriðdalur - Crawling Valley
08.06.2011
This was the first Icelandic workcamp experience for me as well as for my volunteers. The first time when I saw the place where I was going to live for two weeks I was astonished by the beauty of West Iceland. A valley, one house and mountains on both sides, majestic, tall and full of snow. I...
SEEDS 17. Nature in the far East and a week in Reykjavik
SEEDS 17. Nature in the far East and a week in Reykjavik
05.06.2011
In May, Reykjavik hosted a great street theatre group from Spain - La Fura Dels Baus. The SEEDS group of six volunteers from Romania, France, Slovakia, USA and UK helped them with their amazing performance. After a few days in the capital city, we headed to a completely different place - a small...
SEEDS 09. Ísafjarðardjúp: Nature & Fun in the Westfjords (2)
SEEDS 09. Ísafjarðardjúp: Nature & Fun in the Westfjords (2)
03.06.2011
We were welcomed in a magnificent place at the end of the Westfjords. There is a restaurant, guest houses, a campsite, and two small summer houses and they also have horses to make excursions. Our hosts were a mother and her son, very warm people. Our cook was the owner of the place, a real big-hearted,...
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