Amongst its many undertakings for sustainable development and the rediscovery of useful traditional occupations, the Sporades Center, also offers the program "Learn to work with stone". In this comprehensive program, renowned island craftsmen, from the old stone masons, will convey how to work with stone and enthusiastically express the centuries old knowledge received from their fathers. The Sporades Center gives you the opportunity to train as a master stone mason or to learn to work with stone for your pleasure.
The program’s objective, in addition to the dissemination of traditional knowledge to locals and visitors, is the repair and restoration of as many as possible island stone structures.Our bridges, fountains and xerolithies (dry-stone structures), which now lie in ruins, give beauty to our landscape, reminiscent of our civilization and are worth restoring to their original beauty.
MEET and enjoy your communication with other people of similar interest, exchange ideas, share experiences.
ENTERTAIN, participate in our fun song & dance nights
7 nights, 8 days.
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Our plan is to connect the power we generate into the electrical grid, set up an electric car charging stations and encourage the use of electric cars.
The SICSL’s renewable energy will reduce our dependence on other resources.
We will institute a program for anyone who needs help to maintain and preserve any sustainable agricultural, trade, craft or aquatic operation, particularly for the elderly, placing our resources where they will do the most good while maintaining the local color in the area.
We will work with local experts to teach and pass on basic navigation and local fishing skills.
Our Horta project passes on the traditional activity of identifying and collecting edible plants from the local environment. These plants grow naturally throughout the Greek countryside and this activity helps to preserve this knowledge and introduces participants to healthy and sustainable food sources.
Partnering with the Cultural Association of Glossa, Skopelos and other like-minded organizations, the Sporades Islands Preservation Center will provide a backdrop and stage for cultural celebrations.
Loizia, a six day summer festival, and the May Day nature outing are two of many uniquely celebrated island customs. Other festive programs will be planned around our agricultural harvests of almonds, grapes, olives, plums, etc.
In collaboration with the local communities of the island chain, the SISLC will work together to identify the maritime, agricultural, vocational, environmental and cultural aspects worth preserving.
We will create exhibits, as well as educational and hands-on programs that demonstrate and support the preservation efforts we undertake. These exhibits will display the effects of preserving this disappearing way of life.