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Some people prepare their compost at the back of their garden , Some people in their building courtyard , but we do our compost in our balcony or in our circular corridor and do it indoors during winter. Our Balcony worms live their lives peacefully in some of the paint buckets and break down the green trash like Potato skins , dried up leaves and egg skins.
You could also make your own compost very easily. We have given below our recipe very briefly.
1. Acquire 2-3 large paint tins or buckets.
2. Leave the bucket at the bottom untouched andthe buckets above , please make 2 cm Square shaped holes.
3. Make small holes at the top of the buckets too.
4. Please place some Yoghurt cups or something bigger in the bucket without holes and place on it the buckets with holes.The extra fluid from the compost and it is called would be trickling down to this bucket through the holes and this is named earthworm tea which is totally liked by all the plants. You can sprinkle all your balcony plants and indoors plants with this liquid which is full of rich minerals.The support is given to avoid the top bucket not submersed in the fluid for a long time.
5. Please put some house hold greem trash like potato skins and dried leaves to the top bucket.
6. After 2 weeks when the process of composting starts happening, you could put the earth worm into the top bucket.We had put about half a kilo of earth worms for a big paint bucket.Please be carfeul about the choice of earth worms as it would not be helpful to use any type of earth worm.
We are inviting you all for a new training program at Mersin in Turkey.
This traing focuses on effective cooperation , collaboration , partnership and coordination between organisations where we would talk about confidence building , Work flow restructuring, the insturments that could be used and many other matters that you feel is important for efffective working together. And after the day's hard work , you would have time to watch the baby turtles coming out of the sea.
Training dates/b>: 2013/07/21-2013/07/26.
Request you to fill in the application form here .
Last date for appplying 17th of June
Our organisation has decided that during the months of summer , we would rest partly , travel and do some audit, account and plan the future.. heece the Green home academy prgrams like soap, cheese or cosmetics making would be held only form Septemeber.During sumer , we might have a couple of seasonal events or functions which you could see (we are indeed planning a couple of surprises ;) ) ) in our web page or in our Facebookpage andfrom our newsletter.
We would come up with a new event calendar from september and we request your patience till then and wish you all a wonderful summer holidays.
Till then a small refresher videó about our events:
Where are we going? The route would be: Pilisszentlászló - Visegrád
Should you like to join us , please write to Marianne at marianne (at) messzelato(dot) hu e-mail címre, so that we could exactly prepare for the number of participants.!
Date: 9th of June , Sunday
Meeting Point : Uj pest varoskapu (Blue Metro line towards Ujpest City centre ) . We would get on to the bus at 09:35 am and hence request the meeting to be at 09:15 am at Ujpest varos train station.( When you get down from Matro , please look for meszelato signboard. )
The duration of the tour wooul dbe about 3-4 hours.
Distance covered : 15 Kms
Az Youth in Momentum Program (EVS, Youth Exchange stb.) and Hunggarian International organisation responsible for coordination (NCSSZI), chose during the EVS live program in december 2012 Our last year EVS project by Magda , Fafa and lauren's Green home academy Project as a role model project and were very much appreciated. This year also we had our EVS project "Sustainable Urban Lifestye” was chosen to represent Hungary in the European Youth Week, 2013.05.30-31.), like the other best 34 projects from Europe.
It is advisable to read through the contents of our role model project publication (at the direct web link of the project), and photos of magda and Katiand also to look into the interview that was done during the function. (soon).
This program came into being with the support from Youth in momentum program.
You would find here three things which the girls from Messzelato did at the Ciprus beach! Cheese making or bread making event could be difficult to handle so far away from home , but doing handicraft work from garbage could be done anywhere in the world , definitely possible on a beach where a lot of tourists leave their garbage behind knowingly or unknowingly! Mario (a Cipriot) Nautilos szervezettől) and Kati (Messzelátó) had an idea during their previous training program to do something with the garabage that gets collected from the sea. The people who have the profesision of diving are really disturbed by the scenes of plastic bags floating amidst corals and the beautiful living world under the sea, and Messzelato could deifnitely use their creative juice to their advantage to make useful stuff from the garbage and hence devised a mutual training program creating beautiful and useful objects from trash and aptly named as " Trash for cash” , where in the invited 40 young participants can develop their creativity as well as their environmental consciousness in a wek time that they spend together.
The participants came form 14 different countries within Europe , most of them did not have much to do with Environmental protection and the main reason for their participation was the sunshine and sand of the beautiful Ciprus beaches between 4th - 13th of April , 2013.The final result of this program was ver surprising for us as initially many of them had the question as to what is the use of re-cycling , but towrds the end of the week , every participant was going through the trash dedicatedly to look for raw materials.
We have another international exchange program opportunity in Germany thorugh our Volunteer Dori!!
Youth exchange program of the East West East youth network in the youth hostel Berchum with the topic „Social media - Blessing or Curse? “22nd – 30th Jul. 2013
They are sending a Hungarian group this year too to their trusted long term partner in Berchum , Germany.
Our 2011 common Project -Visions of a Common Europe- was appreciated as the best project in cultural and edcuational sphere by the Eurpean commission. You could expect the same quality program this year too.
Should you have already taken part in Youth in momentum programs , then you would understand the good feel of these events and if not then this is the right time to experience it by applying for this project.
Current year theme: Social Media Marketing - Blessing or Curse?
The project dates 2013. július 22-30.
We are looking for volunteers for a period of six months at Messzelato organisation.On mutual agreement , the volunteer would be required to work at the organisation"s office approximately 3 times a week ( 11am - 6pm ), during which would get a taste of different office functions and could gain invaluable experience in Project Management, Project Coordination and Office administration.
- Newsleaflet editing
- Facebook Page Editing,
- Constant touch with Domestic and foreign partners
Every year more and more Hungarians are traveling to Turkey with a goal to save Turtles who lay eggs in the sandy beaches. They clean up the beaches the whole year , the Turtle's living place and try and make the locals to understand the tragic effects of trashing has on these Turtles.
Please have a look at these kinda shocking photo series, which was created by Palkovics Pamela and 10 of her Foreign partners, please share this photos with others if you also are shocked by the amount of garbage being thrown around.
More details about this project Could be read here.