EU Youth Exchange Project – Get Growing Your Community

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Are you enthusiastic about organic growing, community gardens and food projects?

Please see attached for an amazing opportunity for a funded trip to Europe to meet with like minded individuals from four other countries for an interactive and immersive learning and networking experience.

If you have any questions or would like to apply please contact Lauren Kendrick:


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EU Youth Exchange Project  – Get Growing Your Community


In Serbia from September 5th to 12th 2017


Are you between 18 and 30 years old? You may be from any country but resident in the UK, and you may be unemployed or a student. Anyone of this age can apply.

Do you want to learn more about working with others to grow your own food and organic gardening? Enthusiasm for learning with and from young people from other cultures and countries is essential.

If so you may want to be selected as one of four young people to attend a 6-day youth exchange project in Belgrade, Serbia flying out from Luton on September 5th and returning on September 12th. All your travel, accommodation, meals and participation fee will be free to you.

Aimed at young people who want to grow plants and food with others as part of community building by volunteering, managing or setting up a community garden, or similar food or farming project.

With four young people from each of the four partner countries, together with four coordinators/ trainers from each country.

Organised by Amma (Serbia-Katarina), Susted (UK-Adam), Bugday (Turkey Mehmet), Ekosense (Croatia-Robert)

With accommodation in the Trip and Sleep Hostel: Hostel

Working Place: InCentar

In the first and only community garden in Belgrade: Bastaliste

Baštalište (Serbian word play: Bašta + igralište (garden + playground)) – Teaching through example, Baštalište is based on the sustainable use of resources, including neglected urban spaces, organic gardening and sustainability. It now has about 100 members on 22 allotments, about 75 volunteers, and 500 visitors, including school kids and university students.

If you are interested in participating, let us know a bit about yourself, your experience of community gardening (if any), and why it would help you to join this project.

We plan to confirm the four participants by the end of July, so let us know by Thursday 20th July at the latest.

For further info. and to apply to join the project please contact

Lauren Kendrick

or Adam Cade

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