"Can we still call it food?" - Answering the problems of the Food System originating in USA 2015.03.052015. March 24., admin
Last summer Kati took part in 4 month scholarship in USA. During that time she worked at the Victory Garden Initiative civil society organisation and learned a lot from them. On this occasion Kati talks about the initiatives that give answers to the problem of the Food System in Miilwaukee, Wisconsin.
Date 2015.03.05 7 pm
Detailed program itt!
Few days ago I watched a video about some Canadians who moved to a self-sufficient island. Can you imagine yourself living in such place? What is it that you could give up and what is it that you could not live without? On this Canadian (!) island many people use outdoor showers all year round. At the same time they do not have to live without the Internet, also the electricity question is solved with solar energy-even in this cold country. That may make us wonder what is it that we have to give up for more sustainable world, and what can be solved by modern technology? What do you think about this?
Did you grow out or got bored with it, want to pass it on? Come and exchange!
In addition to usual stuff you can also exchange home grown seeds, plants and other useful garden tools.
Date: 1st of March 2015 3.00-6.00 pm
Location: Gólya Presszó és Közösségi Ház
Eco-friendly cleaning supplies with Messzelátó Egyesület 02.03.2015
Do you still remember our "Cheap and eco-conscious”! project from last year?
We arrived at the projekt last stage, that will take place in Hellóanyu! at the Community center.
Our program is ment especially for mothers disadvantaged at the labor market for whom the environment and health of their families is very important.
At the workshop we will prepare detergents and washing powder, that you can later take home with you!
We have good news: after a long time has passed you are able to transfer 1% of your tax to us!
By having your support we will have the chance to organize various fantastic programs for you this year, you will see.
In case you would like to help us in the 1% campaign, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org!
Thank you for supporting us!
Közös Lábos (Common Cauldron) is a community cooking event that takes place each Sunday at Szimpla Háztáji Piac (Szimpla Farmers' Market). In exchange for some donation, you can taste meals cooked by a different NGO each week at Szimpla Kert. This Sunday, it's Messzelátó's turn, and we'll prove that we're not only able to make soap but a delicious lunch as well.
Lunch is going to be ready around noon, but you may want to come earlier to buy fresh fruit, vegetables, flavoured cheese and other yummy stuff from primary producers.
Expect live music, children's activities and many delicious things!
Where: Szimpla kert, Budapest VII., Kazinczy utca 14.
When: 28/12/2014, from around noon
Facebook event here.
You can meet us on 16th December on a special occasion in Gólya Community House. We have prepared a number of programs for you, we will be happy to welcome all our volunteers and friends this evening.
Don't miss the chance, come and feel good!
What will happen:
- Summary of what we have achieved this year and what is planned for the next, informal chat.
- Christmas gift preaparation for the children of Bokréta Home Association. Before we go for the Christmas relax, we make presents for the children in need.
- Vegetable playground corner: everyone can try out the vegetable cards, memory game and vegetable twister and our scent riddle as well.
- We would like to thank you for the help of our volunteers with a small surprise:)
- Kati has returned from the United States, you can meet her there!
- Our EVS volunteer, Maria will leave for home at the end of the year, you can say goodbye to her.(
FB event can be found here.
On 18th December, Thursday a fabolous Slovakian evening will be organized in Gólya by our Slovakian volunteer, Sanyi.
You will have the chance to listen to the music of Makambo band, taste "bryndzové halušky" and talk about the current situation of the Hungarian minority in Slovakia.
Location: Gólya (Bókay János Street 40.)
The event is donation-based, we thank you for anything you can give.
Messzelátó Association with Gólya
Graphics were designed by the volunteers of Messzelátó and by Reciklista for the real eco-nomads. The motives are focusing on the topics of green household, selective waste collection and clothes-recycling.
If you are following the eco-conscious lifestyle (or would like to do that), come and print with us and show your T-shirt to the world!
This product is a special present for Christmas.
During the workshop you can learn all the tricks of the printing, in addition we will show you the simple techniques that can be done with just a few tools at home as well.
Spot: Gólya (Bókay János Street 40.)
There will be an exchange in Gólya on 7th December where you can swap T-shirt material suitable for pressing.
Date: 7th December on Sunday, 14:00–17:00. (During this time period you can arrive anytime. Printing of 2-3 T-shirts will take approx. 1 hour. One person can print a maximum of five T-shirts.)
Important! Printing can be done only on natural surface (cotton, viscose) on synthetic or mixed material you cannot. (2-5 % elasthan or other is still o.k.)
Financial contribution to the workshop is 2.500 Ft
Registration is needed, application to be done by filling out the application form.
Reopening our winter ice-cream store on 15th November with the occasion of
You might have thought that winter ice cream is the weird thing - a cheap scone filled with strange cocoa cream covered with some chocolate imitation, same we had on the "Kojak lollypop"- used to be sold next to the supermarket cashier? Well, yes, it was in our old, happy childhood...
But now we renewed the old-fashioned receipt and changed all the ingredients to healthy, seasonal flavours, like real chocolate:)
If you would like to sweaten that foggy, gloomy November day, come and join us! And how it becomes "Messzelátó-style"? By leaving out the hydrogenated vegetable fat, milk powder, flavour intensing stuff, and other additives. It is important that we purchase all ingredients from reliable, economic manufacturer resources.
Attention! We are continously testing the product in the office and it is incredibly delicious! It makes you addicitive! Don't miss it at all!
We are going to sell the ice cream in the street, possibly from bycle and we plan to carry some games for the non-consumers.
Date: 2014.11.15. 13:00–17:00 pm (as long as the supply lasts.)
Location: St. Gellért square
We have very good news and we are glad to share them with you! We successfully got into the best 12 applicants out of 100, so you can take a bid to us on 12th November at Civil Licit!
Civil Licit is an initiative when civil organizations offer their programs including environmental protection, equal opportunity in employment, health care, supporting handicaped, disabled people with and others CSR related fields for bid. These services "for sale" can be easily implemented into the corporate sustainable strategies and consider the operation process of the companies.
Those who are participating in Civil Licit do not give a sinlgle donation for the civil associations, but agree in a long-term, mutual beneficial cooperation.
The Messzelátó Team is offering Eco-Lunchbreak, a chain of practical workshops and a series of programs for bid. In this program employees of the partner company will aquire the knowledge in our Eco-Beauty Salon how to prepare natural lip balm, bath balls and eco-deodorant, also they will learn how to use the office paper waste and diverse seeds to make seed paper and how to paint it with natural colours, and last, but not least they can participate in a plant exchange in their office organized by us.
In this time we are gonna have a workshop with Laci from the Grundkert community at the Grundkert.
Why you should be there?
You will have a broad view about what are those tasks what you should happen at the garden in this time, in autumn. Furthermore we will talking about how the take care about the soil and about the crop rotation and the common parcels.
You should come even if you are a beginner though Laci will show you how can you prepare your parcel to the winter-time even thought we will help you how to do it.
Meeting place: Bókay János street 42-44 (Grundkert
Idő: 2014. október 11., szombat 11:00-17:00)
Date: 11-10-2014, on Saturday between 11:00 to 17:00
You can find this event among are facebook events also here.
We are looking forward to your participation on Sunday, hopefully we are gonna meet all of you there.
This workshop it is free of charge.
This event have been supported by program of the Földművelésügyi Minisztérium Zöld Forrás
They are supporting us:
In September on 26 to 30 the Messzelato association is organizing the next Grundtvig learning partnership meeting event.
The aim of the Grundtvig partnership is to have a common concept of the new, rich and more healthy idea of the sustainable urban lifestyle meanwhile we are supporting the importance of the citizenship. Before we already had participeted with some of the delegates from Finnland, Lativa, Litvania and also from Turkey.
Now we are the next to welcome the members of this project.
Beyond of the memoir of the participants and the organization of the forthcoming meeting in this time the participants will know everything about what is real Messzalato:)
For the Restaurant Day
We are glad to share these three recipes with you now.
Gluten-free rolls with seeds:
The day's favourite was made by Andris' hands: gluten-free cookies prepared based on the receipt of My New Roots blog containing delicious nuts and keshu.
By the way, Kati and Andris are enjoying these cookies at home every morning when having breakfast at home.
(1 cup = 250 ml)
1 cup (135 g) sunflower seed
1/2 cup (90 g) linseed
1/2 cup (65 g) nut or keshu or other seed
1 and 1/2 cup (145 g) oatflakes
2 spoon of chia aztec sage seed (can be left out)
4 spoon of psyllium "útifű" seedcoat
1 tea spoon of salt
1 spoon of maple-syrup or honey
Sustainability Day: a one-day festival/conference on sustainability, the best of its kind, featuring fascinating talks, interactive lectures and a wide range of other exciting activities, including evening concerts.
At Messzelátó's stall, you can get to know the very best of our games and products!
Where: Budapest, Millenáris
When: 27/09/2014, starts at 10 AM
Entrance is free, but registration is required!
You are more than welcome to attend our autumn plant and seeds exchange fair, if you feel its's high time to adopt a new plant or you don't find a room for yours in your flat/ garden and you would be glad to give away some sprouts.
Also, we are inviting you if you feel like receiving some exotic seeds for next spring in your garden or if you are lucky to have especially beautiful flora at your home and you would share some seeds with the visitors.
Another motivation to come is to meet other plant-friend people:)
Bring your overwhelming plants or those that you don't find interesting any more or bring your favourite seeds.
You are free to take home as many plants as you wish! You can get plants/ seeds even if you have not brought any. The important purpose is to refresh your home, your garden or balcony green ornaments.
It is useful to bring small pots, dairy boxes or plastic bags to carry your things and also a newspaper to wrap to protect your plants from the chilly weather.
We suggest you to prepare a small summary of your plants: name, likes & dislikes..etc. one for each plant.
In the meanwhile you can get to know the most colourful jungle of the 8th district, our Gundkert, where all are welcome who love "small greens".
Today is our fifteenth birthday!
So many things happened during the years: we were constantly organizing, brainstorming, implementing and having a great time doing all this. And it's far from being finished!
Our only wish is to have many more future years like this! ;)
Thank you all for always being there for us!
Messzelátó Egyesület would like to host two long-term volunteers from February 2015, for a period of one year. One is already selected and now we are hiring the other one :)
We would prefer to hire volunteers who can speak proficient English and/or Hungarian.
- Please fill out our application form. We don’t want you to write a motivation letter separately – please write down all your motivation in this form!
- Instead of a regular CV (Curriculum Vitae) we would prefer a video or a Prezi about yourself. We ask you to send your links on the application form which was mentioned above. (We have created some guides for our favorite online tools: Prezi and PicMonkey. You can find the attachments on this page.)
***THE WORKSHOP IS FULL***
Some time back, in smaller villages, it was common to have a community oven usually in the middle of the area, free to use for everyone to bake their own bread. We would like to bring this tradition back to life by building an oven for the Grundkert community.
Are you interested in learning how to build an oven?
Come and help us to build the oven and get to know how could you make your own in your backyard. Nothing can be more delicious than your own home-made bread and rolls!
Szűcs-Winkler Róbert (of Felelős Gasztrohős) and Feldmár Nóra, industrial ecologist are going to introduce you to the secrets of the making and show you each step.
Bókay János utca 42-44., aka Grundkert
Saturday, 30th of August, 2014, 11:00 - building of the base
Sunday, 31st of August, 2014, 15:00 - kneading of the clay (kids-friendly activity!)
Finally, we'll meet again in September to decorate the oven and bake something all together.
Participation is free but registration is required. Please fill the registration form here!
Grundkert 2.0 and Messzelátó Association
are happy to invite you to a dinner with sunset background in our small green oasis between the panel blocks, the community garden, Grund Kert 2.0.
Menu will be:
- watermelon gazpacho with green spices
- vegetable „bogrács”
- spiy lemonade or barley tea with mint
- crab-pear dessert
The event will work with donation payment.
We will thank you for:
- the whole meal (2 dishes, selected drink, dessert) 1.800 HUF donation
- 1 dish (or dessert) + drink 1.000 HUF donation
- 1 drink 300 HUF donation
- 1 dish 450 HUF donation
- 2 dishes 650 HUF donation
- 1 dessert 500 HUF donation
This income will support our work.
Date: 2014.08.17. 18:00–22:00 pm.
Location: Bókay János Street 42-44., i.e. Grundkert
Come and join, you are more than welcome! Thank you for briging your friends too!