Holistic Center Gard, France

5.0
(7 reviews)7

Gardening in beautiful Cévennes / French Vegan Cuisine

Expand your environmental consciousness
6 travelers felt they returned from this experience with a greater environmental consciousness
Learn about sustainability
6 travelers learned about sustainability working with this host
Accepts couples and pairs of volunteers
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What you offer

4h

Hours per day
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Building & Repairing
Help with a wide range of repairs or building.
Farming
Plant crops, sow seeds and help in outside tasks.
Gardening
Help grow plants and cultivate gardens
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What you get

2

Days off per week
Have some time off for yourself, go explore the city or rest for a while.
Shared Dorm
You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other travelers.
Tent
You will sleep in a tent at a camping site.
Breakfast
You are entitled to a free breakfast, every day of your stay.
Lunch
You are entitled to a free lunch, every day of your stay.
Dinner
You are entitled to a free dinner, every day of your stay.
Use our equipped kitchen
Feel free to use our kitchen and make your own delicious food.
Free Laundry
You can use our laundry room freely.
Get free drinks or beverages.
Drink up! Get free and tasty drinks for yourself.
Pick Up
We will pick you up when you arrive, and take you to our property.
Support
Get help from the Worldpackers support team in case you need it, at any point of your trip.
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Availability

Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
Stay at least
7 days
Stay up to
7 days

The Experience

The property is a big area rich in multiple resources within a preserved environment. Plant-based food / no alcool / no tabacco / no drugs stay Classic vegetable garden activities (planting, sowing, upkeep, landscaping, etc.), picking and transformation of wild products, vegetable gardens or orchards. Olivier, your main host, being a trainer in plant-based and wild plant cooking can give you a lot of foraging and cooking tips.

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Requirements

  • Intermediate English
  • Between 18 and 60 years old
  • Welcomes solo volunteers, couples, and partners of volunteers

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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7 Reviews

5.0

Host & Team

5.0

Hours & Tasks

4.5

Holistic Center

5.0

Learning & Fun

5.0

How this experience will transform you

  • 6 Developing environmental awareness
  • 6 Learning about sustainability
  • 6 Get in touch with nature
  • 5 Meeting locals
  • 4 Meeting international travelers
  • 3 Immersing in the local culture

Germany

5

Thanks to Olivier, Sylvain and my awesome teammatesI had a wonderful time in the Center, even with tough weather contitions. Active learning, open communication, great team spirit, reconnecting with nature and enjoying lovely food - all of this atributes made the week very valuable and memorable for me. À la prochaine!

3 months ago

Australia

5

Dylan and I's stay with Olivier and Sylvain was absolutely incredible! We had such a fun week so full of laughs and we've truly made memories and friendships with them and other Woofers. We did a great variety of work from harvesting, seeding, caring for the orchards, cooking, building flex yurts and preparing the garden beds for winter. Learnt lots about reducing waste and cooking. Felt like a family and was sad to leave. Olivier and Sylvain have great communication, leadership and flexibility. We appreciated joining in with the meditation as well. Thankyou for such a great opportunity!

10 months ago

Brazil

5

My experience at the Center was very nice. It was one intense and peaceful week of gardening, cooking, taking care of the place (which is so beautiful) and sharing life with a beautiful group. I could learn a bit about wild plants, food, eco-construction, composting, waterless toilets... The hosts Olivier and Sylvain are organized, flexible and sensible people. There is work to do but they are open to listen and to adapt. p.s. The cherry on the top for me was the meditation practice of the residents and the opportunity to take part of it. I'm grateful. Hope to go there again :)

about 1 year ago

United Kingdom

5

My week at the Center was very special. Olivier and Sylvan put a lot of effort into making us all feel welcome, and offered a variety of interesting tasks to complete. The days were well structured, instructions were clear and I learned so much about a more compassionate way of living. My advice to anyone considering a collaboration with the Center is to be ready to embrace the experience. Noone is going to force you to work, so you should be motivated to get stuck-in. Every bit of energy that you put into the place will come back to you ten-fold. I feel very privileged to have been here.

over 1 year ago

United States

5

Absolutely wonderful time! Great people, amazing environment, and fun work. Got a chance to immerse myself in French and meet some truly interesting people. Everyone was very welcoming and full of knowledge. The food was great and it was fun to use whatever we harvested from the gardens to eat. Solid place. Totally recommend it for anyone!

almost 2 years ago

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