Volunteering in 2017

23 Jan

The Peace Factory is now the name of the training centre for Nonviolent Communication. For volunteering we are now using the name The Old Tannery and we have a separate website and a new look. (Please see photos on website of volunteers in action.)


Without the help of all our friends from across the world we would not have progressed so far in renovating the old factory buildings and gardens. So we would like to thank you all. We hope we have not missed anyone and hope that our translations are correct. Of course we include in the English our friends from America, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, England, Ireland, Wales and Scotland. (I apologise that my keyboard cannot type the Cyrillic languages.) Please tell me if you cannot see your language or there are any spelling mistakes.

We have made some mistakes which we have learnt from and hope to be able to provide an even more enjoyable experience  here in Montolieu in the future.

Happy new year and thank you

Bonne année et Mercia

Šťastný Nový Rok a děkuji

Godt Nytår og tak

Gelukkig Nieuwjaar en dank u

head uut aastat ja aitäh

hyvää uutta vuotta ja kiitos

Guten Rutsch ins neue Jahr und danke

bold of új évet, és köszönöm

Hamingjusamur Nýtt Ár og þakka þér

felice anno nuovo e vi ringrazio

Godt Nyttår og takk

an nou fericit și vă mulțumesc

Feliz año nuevo y gracias

gott nytt år och tack

З Новим роком і спасибі

And thank you to Google translate.

We still need help for the next phase which requires a little more experienced specialist skills such as helping to get the water turbine operational, tree work, roof repairs, clearing 3rd floor of factory  in preparation for building a conference or training room and general work like clearing a route through the woods and clearing the track to the factory, painting walls and window frames, cleaning and replacing broken windows.

We are currently preparing for the installation of a reed bed system sewage treatment in the big garden and to do this we have had to move the compost heap.

Here are statistics about this area of France showing the amount of rain which has fallen during the last 20 years and over how many days.  But the Aude is known as the sunniest and windiest part of France.


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