As part of the 'Vanishing Occupations’ project the ICPPC organised a series of workshops enabling the participants to learn 'vanishing occupations’ .
The Beauty of Country Folk Corsets
Delicious Traditional Dishes
Over 100 people took part in the workshops, the majority being young people. Working creatively in groups of 10-20 people, they learnt how to build clay-and-straw constructions, carve in wood and paint, sew and embroider corsets, cultivate the soil and process fruit and vegetables using traditional and organic methods, use herbs in cooking and healing, make pottery, make wicker and wooden baskets, cook traditional Polish dishes, make traditional Polish cakes, and make beeswax candles.
The workshops took place in the ECOCENTRE ICPPC in Stryszów, and on organic farms. They were run by local craftsmen, organic farmers, and ICPPC’s workers. The participants were accommodated on local ecotourist farms cooperating with ICPPC, which was an additional attraction. They had a chance to learn about these farms and to try delicious country food.
Many of the handicrafts made by the participants in the workshops are exhibited in the ECOCENTRE’s meeting room, and the publication entitled 'Protecting Our Roots’ („Chroni?c nasze korzenie”) contains mainly reflections and comments made by the participants in the above-mentioned workshops. The ICPPC Foundation will go on educating young people and reminding everyone about the fact that local folk craftsmanship and other 'ancient’ skills as well as country folk wisdom are an inseparable part of our beautiful culture and tradition. They need constant promotion and support.
As part of the 'Vanishing Occupations’ project ICPPC organised the following workshops:
Accommodation in Potoczek www.potoczek.pl (you are welcome to come earlier and stay longer). There is also the possibility of delicious meals.