Field trip

The Hanging Gardens of Babylon were one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World as listed by Hellenic culture. Described as a remarkable feat of engineering with an ascending series of tiered gardens. Containing a wide variety of trees, shrubs, and vines, resembling a large green mountain constructed of mud bricks, and said to have been built in the ancient city of Babylon, near present-day Hillah, Babil province, in Iraq.

Monday I went on a field trip, or on location you might say. With a number of volunteers we went to an organization with the name “the academy of entrepeneurship“. There is this project done by Nicolas from Serbia to give new live to an abandoned former school building.

The building stands empty for 30 years, and won’t get an other destination other than a school building. There is also no money to renovate the property and premises except perhaps for the funding by organization earth. Nicolas is currently developing a rooftop garden. And he do so in a sustainable way. We are going to help.

We’d like to see how he performs. Perhaps we can apply something in camp Eleonas. I also look at whether there are opportunities here with refugees to get started. A kind of learning work area. For the refugees it would be like a getaway from that frustrating camp site and out of this long waiting on what’s going to happen situation.

How Nicolas is financially supported is unknown to me. He works mainly with volunteers to get the work done. It tends to be a project that never gets finished. He has shared his vision with us and how it is going to look like. He has this master plan, but the planning needed is not there. He is, after all, entirely depending on volunteers. Anyway, it seems that today we gonna have a perfect sunny and easy workday.

There was not very much to do due to the fact we ran out off building material. So we have actually a number of pots being build a few lids and cleaned up the place. We finished around half past 2.

Nicolas sure knows how to keep his workers happy. He came with some bottles of beer. We settled against a or in the Sun, and celebrate all the wonderful projects that would come our way.

After finishing 3 bottles of Greek beer we went to a small restaurant for some nutritious food. The calories the beer gave won’t cut it.

It was a good day, and very different from a working day on the camp