To all Students, Farmers and fellow Agroecologists!
On the 1st of June we gather to learn more about Agroecology, share past experiences from the Farm Experience Intership (FEI) and celebrate the coming FEI, which takes place from 24th of July till 18th August 2017! The agroecology experience night will start at 19:00h at the local organic farm ‘De Hoge Born’. Coffee, tea and vegateble pie and sweet pie will be provided! At 9 pm we will move to the Creative Garden for pizza from the wooden stove. Come and join this lovely evening on the FEI and Agroecology!
Thursday 1st June: Agroecology Experience Evening 19:00 Opening at organic farm ‘De Hoge Born‘ (Wageningen) 21:00 Pizza party at the Creative Garden Continue reading →
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John Betz and Taggart Siegel made a revolutionary documentary about the current state of the world’s seed market. It’s now screened in Australia, New Zealand and the UK. Boerengroep managed to have it screened on the 12th of June at MovieW Wageningen!
Within the world of seeds, discussions on patenting, genetic modification and protection of biodiversity are still going strong. Monsanto, Syngenta and Bayer seem the only important names on the world market. But not far from Wageningen, a relatively small Dutch family company specialised in organic seeds has made fame of its own. Join Boerengroep to De Bolster this June and see for yourself how seeds are grown.
We are happy and excited to have Felipe Simas back in Wageningen for another round of Dragon Dreaming! Last year’s introduction course was a big success, and personally we felt the impact of it long after Felipe went back to Brazil. But he is back again, and this time we want to take it a step further! Curious? Join us for the lunch lecture in Impulseon Tuesday May 16th. If you’re hooked, then make sure to reserve a space on the two day introduction course here. It will be in the building with the clock, Wageningen, on Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 May. Still wondering what Dragon Dreaming is? Read on below.Continue reading →
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El Beir Arts and Seeds, Beit Sahour, Bethlehem, Palestine. A report by Boerengroep, 2017.
As part of a permaculture design course in the hills surrounding Ramallah, hosted by the Mostadam Eco-Design from Palestine, the organisation Byspokes from Britain and the UK Permaculture Association, we went on a field trip to Beit Sahour, a village connected to Bethlehem. The area of Beit Sahour is home to many artists, activists, and foreigners which creates a lively atmosphere. We visited a seed library and arts centre El Beir, which Continue reading →
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Op Zaterdag 4 maart 2017 was het weer zover: de jaarlijkse Reclaim the Seeds markt – deze keer gehouden in Nijmegen. De belangstelling voor de landelijke zadenmarkt en zadenruilbeurs Reclaim the Seeds groeit elk jaar, net als de aandacht voor voedsel, klimaat, duurzaamheid en de negatieve effecten van industriële landbouw. Continue reading →
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Between 1950 and 2016, the Netherlands has lost six out of seven farms. Meanwhile, the amount of land and animals per farm is increasing. Join Boerengroep for three wonderful trips to the Dutch countryside, discovering striking stories from the field..
How does soil management affect the quality of the soil? What could be the indirect effects on the quality of our food? What if good soil management one day could eliminate the need for medicins? On the 9th of February, the symposium ‘Sustainable soil management & healthy food’, organised by Down2Earth and the Centre for Soil Ecology NIOO/WUR, took place at Wageningen UR to discuss such questions. BY: SANNE VAN LEEUWEN.