Pozývame Vás na ďalší ročník zaježovskej Letnej slávnosti na sekierskych lúkach. Bude v podobnom duchu ako predchádzajúce roky, takže tí, ktorí tu už boli, vedia, na čo sa môžu tešiť. Podrobný program nájdete v prílohe
New inhabitants of Zajezova valley and places in its close neighbourhood have brought new life into dying out small village. People join efforts to improve quality of life here, to prevent problems, which caused depolpulation in second half of 20th century. They organize common work on public projects (bus stop reparation, waste collection, tree planting, playground making etc.), informal parties and bigger seasonal celebrations, common holidays and weekend trips of families, local activism (nature protection, waste issues,...) and so on.
The course will be an 80-hour Permaculture Design Certificate Coursespread out over 14 days. This ample time allows students to digest the material, get hands-on experience and work thoroughly on the final design project and presentation. The course will be certified through TreeYo Permaculture as we are guided by Bill Mollison’s curriculum that comprises the 14 chapters of his book “Permaculture: A Designer’s Manual”. Course lecturer: Doug Crouch and Arvid Bohlin.
The meadow around the Sekier farm was created by our ancestors with a lot of hard work - they had to cut bushes and trees, pull out rocks and stones by hand, plow and level the terrain, in order to create a piece of land that can serve as a field to grow crops and fodder on. Nowadays the meadow mainly serves as pasture for our horses, goats and sheep, and also it's venue to our summer festival.
Are you interested in Zaježka? Strawbale houses? Permaculture? A school managed by parents? Life in biggest Slovak alternative community? During one day excursion you can get answers to all your questions. You will see various interesting places, enter houses, meet local people. Only once a year we offer a public excursion in english, so use this opportunity to get inspiration and information if you are nearby. The tour is guided by Mirec Kašiak, who lives and works on various projects in Zaježova since 1996.
Active people from Zajezova (especially Igor Chyra) had been managing a project of the collection of separated waste in Pliesovce and its surrounding villages for almost 15 years. When in 2009 the project ceased the question what to do with the waste in Zajezova remained. Thanks to the initiative of the local inhabitant Rado Planicka and the civic association Community for Life in Harmony Zajezova received support for the establishment of collection units for separated waste. The project was financially supported by the Tesco Foundation and the municipality of Pliesovce.
The recycling centre was established in 1994 as a project of the Community for Life in Harmony under the leadership of Igor Chyra. In 2003 it became independent and was from then being managed by Igor Chyra within the newly founded civic association Jezko. The recycling center’s mission was not only to „save“ as many comodities and resources from being dumped on a land fill, but also the cleanup of the landscape from illegal land fills.
In 2006 locals and participants of a camp organized by the Community for Life in Harmony repaired three of Zajezova’s bus stops – one was built new from wood, the others were painted. Volunteers from Sekier and parents of future pupils of the Zajezova school also built a children playground in front of the school. During another „brigada“, ornamental trees and shrubs were planted in the centre of Zajezova. In 2012 the local inhabitant Lenka Andova initiated another project in which a sign post on Zajezova’s crossroad was installed.
Zaježová’s consists of wide-spread settlements, small hamlets, situated at about 650-860 m above sea level. It is mainly sheep and cattle raised here, however, on smaller strips of less sloped land basic agricultural crops such as grains, potatos and corn can be grown. Nowadays the landscape feels somewhat more deserted than in the past when the were 600 people living here and every single piece of land was in use. The fields are turning into meadows, the meadows are gradually overgrown by forest.
This page was created and is maintained thanks to support from local NGOs and part of local inhabitants who belong to Zaježka Community. Zaježka Community is informal group of local active people, who cooperate and participate on social life in Zaježová.
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