Community bonding

The following days we spent lots of time with Vigram. 

 

He showed us his various gardens that were scattered around Brno and of which he didn't pay for a single one, he takes care of them after telling the owners about his ideas. 

He is a networker (one time we walked through Brno bars to invite people to a reggae gig that he would dj at, instead of just leaving flyers at the counter he/we talked to every single person in the bar and invite them, needless to say that we spent more then half an hour just in the first small bar), not afraid to talk to people, not afraid to say what most people would just think. That's how he creates opportunities for everyone to help and for him to do what he loves, to live a life full of joy by growing plants that will sustain a healthy lifestyle.

Preparing plants in the grow room in his flat, they soon will be moved outside.

He wants to build highly insulated grow houses that make it possible to grow vegetables all year around. This great initiative needs support, fundraising video and ways to get involved will be up soon. 

Right now Vigram has three plots, is about to build his first two grow houses, lives partly in a trailer on his farm and does most of the work himself. Sometimes he does have friends who help out. 

Any help welcome, no dress code. 

Any help welcome, no dress code. 

One of his future goals is to host volunteers who can learn how to grow organically and spread the idea of community based food production. We wish you all the best!

Hello Vigram

Catching up, from the 10.04.2018.

After exploring the Adrspach rock-formations we stayed a night in Pardubice, known for its chemical industry where Synthesia used to produce Semtex, at a young woman's place who we met on Couchsurfing. Was nice having a warm shower again and hearing stories from our host who used to live in Australia for 6years. We were both wondering why she had left Aussie to go back into "the city of industry" till we found out that she used to have cancer and only back in Slovakia did she receive the treatment she needed without going in debt for the rest of her life.

Morning in Pardubice

Morning in Pardubice

The next day we were happy to see our car still where we left it after having heard the night before that the grandma of our host had her car stolen many times in this area. In the morning we had a look around the city but since we both aren't such city dwellers we spent most of our time in the library doing research and editing. Same day we made our way to Brno since Julia had to catch a flight to London for a few days doing work. 

Brno locals

Brno locals

While reading up about the cultures of Czech Republic we stumbled upon the Romani people. Not knowing too much about them we went into the the museum of Romani cultures in Brno, fascinated and shocked about the history and current affairs of this ethic group we knew that we wanted to find out more and get to know some of them. Full of thoughts and energy we came out of the museum and while getting ready to drive Julia to the airport, knock knock, someone looked through the driver window.

"Hello, I'm Virgram. Do you need help".  

Vigram 

Vigram