Have a look at brief overview of events in 2011
The Civic Association “The Upper Mill“ has been organising various public events since 2002. Our mission is to promote sustainable lifestyle. We aim to teach people how to protect the environment in their daily lives and to promote democracy and citizen participation in public decision making. We have been rebuilding former flour mill using traditional and less traditional technologies. We invite distinguished experts to teach us how to use traditional and natural materials to use in reconstruction. There have been workshops on straw bale insulation, traditional clay plastering, sheep fleece insulation. The main focus of our activity is on organizing events like seminars, we also hold many weekend relaxing doing crafts etc. We plant trees regularly in the surroundings of our village and in the nearby forest. The Upper Mill has revived old municipal cherry tree orchard in nerby village of Habrůvka in past few years. The most multifarious events are weekend events at the Mill. These range from craft workshops to interesting lectures and dancing. Every summer we hold a summer camp for families with little children and one one-week residential seminar focused on the sustainable lifestyle, nature protection or environmental aspects of various branches of science.
One of the most succesful events was The Summer School of Alternatives in Economics, held in July 2004. This one-week event was a substantial contribution to the iniciation of The Economy and Society Trust (www.testrast.org) – think tank that aims to challenge neoliberal concepts in current economy and policy making. More about The Summer School can be learned from website http://letniskola.hornimlyn.cz.
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