The edible park

The edible park


“Hvozd“ permaculture farm, Merboltice (Czech Republic).


1. Restoration of the traditional household;

2. Increasing food self-sufficiency;

3. Local rural development.


The aim is to create an edible park of 900 m², fenced by a woven branches fence

that shall protect it against wild animals, such as deer and wild boars. That will enable us to

plant about 150 edible bushes, such as black and red current, honeysuckles, gooseberries and

many others.

The park will be designed to provide a cosy and relaxing environment for all visitors and

especially for children that will be able to benefit of special entertainments, like swings, bush

mazes, secret tunnels, etc.

The main idea is to obtain maximal benefit from a limited area by providing a beautiful

environment for the farm residents and, at the same time, by harvesting rich amounts of fruit

that will increase our grocery self-sufficiency.

Realization period:

20 th April 2018 - Digging machines;

3 rd - 9 th of June - Volunteers work-camp (under

Tasks you can expect: Weaving of land-art fence by local branches, final shaping and

reinforcement of the terraces, paths creation, hand-crafting of wood benches, realization of a

little water pond, creation of funny structures for children.

Social Environment you can expect: We are a permaculture farm and non-profit organisation

set in the beautiful village of Merboltice, which is located in an environmentally protected

area in the Czech central Highlands. We host two long-term EVS volunteers from Italy and

Spain who will be partly supervising the guests and bring their own contribution and

perspective to the project. We will provide vegetarian cuisine and the guests will be welcome

to take an active part on cooking.

We are very looking forward to host you here and to realize our vision together with you!

Lukáš Pilnaj and Hvozd team

Project co-founded by European Solidarity Corps and organized in cooperation with Tamjdem organisation.