Friday, June 06, 2008

I Got This Email This Morning...

ΖΗΤΟΥΝΤΑΙ ΕΘΕΛΟΝΤΕΣ

Πέρυσι τέτοιον καιρό διαφήμιζα έναν μαγικό χώρο στην ορεινή Ηλεία, έναν χώρο για σεμινάρια και εναλλακτικές διακοπές. Ύστερα από τις φωτιές του Αυγούστου 2007, αυτός ο χώρος και το πανέμορφο δάσος που τον περιτριγύριζε μεταμορφώθηκαν σε μια αναπαράσταση της Χιροσίμα.

Η καταστροφή του περιβάλλοντος είναι ολοκληρωτική κι έτσι αποφάσισα να σας προσκαλέσω κατά τη διάρκεια των διακοπών του καλοκαιριού, αν θέλετε, να έρθετε να μας βοηθήσετε να στηρίξουμε το δάσος, έναν ελαιώνα και ένα μικρό αμπέλι στην αναζωογόνησή τους.

Aye...exactly...!

Well, let me show off my Greek.. cos, if you've got it, you've got to flaunt it!

This is from some friends of a friend in Thessaloniki and it's about a 'magical little village' in the Peloponnese and the beautiful forest around it which was all burned to a cinder in the fires last year. The mail is an appeal for volunteers to go there in the summer and help to replant the forest - a few olive trees here and some vines there.

What a great idea, camping up on the hills above Olympia and doing some honest work in the fresh air... with the prospect of wonderful sandy beaches down on the coast in the evening...

Hmmm... worth a ponder...

3 comments:

Anji said...

It's all Greek to me
(I couldn't resist it)

It's hard work planting trees in the hot sun. Don't forget to send us a postcard!

Jay said...

VERY hard work planting trees in the hot sun! But ... if you're able-bodied, it'd be very tempting! Are you going?

Neutron said...

Anji!!!

Hmm...so adding those together, it means VERY VERY hard work planting trees etc etc...

Able-bodied, huh??

Perhaps I'll go and help with the first olive harvest...