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9 Opportunities for area : Landscaping & gardening

Daily tasks: Undertake the whole development of gardens and landscape products. First stage of conceptual design : study ideas, develop design briefs ; In a technical development stage: develop prototypes, evaluation of costs, source materials. In a final presentation stage : develop visuals for discussion with the team, followed by a formal visual presentation of the final product to include in a catalogue.
Daily tasks: Although more closely associated with the work in the kitchen garden, the volunteer will, like everyone else who lives in Buddha Garden, participate in the morning work sessions 6.15 – 9.00am every morning Monday to Friday. Work takes place in the kitchen garden at this time only if there are enough volunteers for the other farm work. For the kitchen garden there are two or three extra sessions either 10.00 – 12.30pm or 4.00 – 5.30pm according to need. Volunteers sign up for two extra sessions in addition to the morning work sessions.
Daily tasks: Maintain 16 acres of land (cutting the bushes, organizing and beautifying the garden, maintaining the kitchen garden); Painting & maintaining the buildings; work on the collective organization of the community and the accommodation of guests.
Daily tasks: Follow-up and development of existing gardens of the Matrimandir. Develop technical drawings of the gardens and plantations, plan out the planting. and planning for the plantation.
Daily tasks: The landscape design work will be mostly making use of Autocad and Landscaping 3D softwares . The volunteer will interact with a team of experts to bring together various landscaping projects.
Daily tasks: Drawing plans by hand or by computer; going on site to study local plants and to analyse the local environment configurations; present the final development plan to an audience of Aurovillians; researching the most beautiful thematics parks in the world (on Internet mostly).
Daily tasks: All aspects of food growing : cleaning, composting, mulching, planting, weeding, harvesting. Once the volunteer has gained some experience in these activities, she/he might move on to more elaborate work like seed saving or nursery.
Daily tasks: Helping in the preparation of organic inputs, for pest and disease control, and in nutrient management. Care and maintenance of the existing plants and green spaces. Continous beautification and harmonizing of the Matrimandir area in a 100 % chemical free environment.
Daily tasks: Basic gardening such as planting, harvesting, mulching, trimming and weeding, and at times installing irrigation infrastructure. Depending on the day other tasks such as digging holes/beds for hosting fruit trees and veggies, as well as taking care of our central nursery. The task depends on the season.