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!
Attention! Are you suffering from fashion fetish or desire some new pieces to refresh your wardrobe?
Do you have some clothes resting for a while in your wardrobe without being worn?
Would you like to get new and exciting pieces?
You have never been at a Messzelátó exchange yet?
Then you must come!
In cooperation with Lost in Budapest Bar we organize the prettiest clothes exchange party this summer.
You are welcome to bring clothes, shoes, bags, jewelleries, accessories.
The schedule of the exchange/ fair:
- For each pieces you bring, you receive a coupon that can be used for purchasing (1 coupon for 1 piece).
- You can use the coupons for buying as well, pay with them (1 coupon = 500 HUF) and try the dresses on.
In the meanwhile you may have a refreshing lemonade or coctail, after the shopping tour music and dance presented by dj Zöld.
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!
In Grundkert Sun-drying tool will be prepared with enthusiastic people from beer cans. If you feel like participating, come and help to build the tool, whilst you can learn how to realize this project in your own garden.
Those of you, who might have missed the opportunity or the info and feel interested, you are welcome to visit the garden and check the outcome.)
Place: 42-44 Bókay János Street, ie. Grundkert
Time: 8th August 2014., Friday 17:30 pm
Participation is free.
If you do not bear passivity and monotonic summer fun activities, then this selection is made for you! Last week we gathered some health-conscious and green active relax possibilities for August.
We trust that you will find the most appropriate ones for you, we look forward to your feedback.
Let’s start browsing!
With questions please approach the organizers, who can give you the detailed answers.
Have you got any plans for the last summer month? Not yet?
It is still not late for the active relax in August. We are convinced that for children it is a great adventure to be in the nature in summer, to learn about the environment together and build up a community.
Please look around yourself, it is more likely that your input is needed somewhere!
We have collected some recommendations from friends. May you have any questions, please ask the organisers of the certain camp, they are the people who can inform you about details.
Come and join us in the „Devil caldron”!
Indeed we are not inviting you to a frightful, hot place, but to a gorgeous art festival in Villány wine region.
But what exactly looks for Messzelátó in the „caldron”?
Forming part of the Ördögkatlan festival, there is a place, Esélykikötő where various civil organisations will have the possibility to introduce themselves to the audience. Therefore you can hear interesting news and facts about us, can meet one of our EVS volunteers, try our games related to ecology awareness, last but not least we will present some artesany programs to you.
What exactly Ördögkatlan fesztivál is for?
There are some beuatiful spots around Villány, that become the real cultural center in the closer and wider environment during a week. The festival traditionally is one of the most important cultural events of the region with such patrons, as Tamás Cseh and Mari Törőcsik.
Jávor Sára, a lovely gardener of Grundkert, has once already given a crash course for beginner gardeners on planting and other important practical stuff - thank you again for that! Another talk is going to be held 31st of July from 18:30 for those who couldn't participate the first time - and for those hearing about this the first time. Sára is ready to answer any questions, and participants will be welcome to share their experiences and tricks.
Current topics (which, of course, can be extended if needed):
- Natural pest control through companion plants
- Tasks of a gardener in the height of summer
- Edible wild plants in your garden
- Providing ground cover
New creatures in the garden are usually a joy for the biogardener - not if they can be identified as pests. Lice chew on tomato sprouts, butterflies love cabbage leaves, and we don't even mention those insects we can't recognize.
Would you like to learn how to recognize pests in your garden and how to arm yourself with effective natural methods against them?
You can hear about all this on Thursday, 17th of July in Grundkert. Sojnóczki Annamari is going to introduce the most dangerous pests, such as whiteflies, blackflies and fleas, and teach us how to protect our plants. If we have time, we'll try some of the methods on the spot.
Bring a notebook, a pencil, a hand sprayer and some baked goods for Annamari!
A 5.5 meter tall Baobab tree needs 5 people to surround the tree at once placing their hands over the slits of the trunk in order to revive the wilted branches. The slits of the trunk signify the wounds, similarly our wounded environment. This installation of Baobab conveys a significant message to us by showing the importance of personal responsibility and the strength of a join effort to revive a tree, moreover, to solve the climate crisis. 350 is the safe upper limit in PPM for carbon dioxide emission in order to avoid the worst effects of the climate change. This number is used as symbol, coordinating and connecting local events all over the world.
The 350 Baobab climate tour project was a road show in Central Europe. The main purpose was to raise awareness on climate change in Central Europe and to highlight the importance of personal responsibility. The tour project started in Poland at the UN Climate Change Conference in December, 2008. The journey continued in the Czech Republic, Poland, Hungary, and Slovakia in 2009. Messzelátó Association has been one of the partner organizations of the 350 Baobab climate tour. Now, you can always contact us if you wish to restart this campaign or to have the Baobab tree for your events!
What's more, you can be an organizer in your city/village to raise awareness on climate change through www.350.org.
"Take Charge of your Life" - youth meeting 19/07/2014
We strongly recommend this awesome initiative, which hosts Messzelátó Egyesület as one of its lecturers, thus giving us an opportunity to introduce ourselves and share our views with the participants. So pack your bag and head to Fadd-Dombori where YODA* is awaiting you.:D
YODA Youth Association introduces "Take Charge of your Life" - a youth meeting
Aim in general: Organizing a meeting for local youth communities which creates value with the active participation of young people and provides basis for their planning of their future, a responsible use of free time and the emergence of local youth initiatives.
Concrete aim: Organizing a 2-day youth meeting (camp), which creates a platform for youth associations and volunteers to inrtoduce their work and responsibility in order for young people to have a possibility to obtain "good practice".