Farm Experience Internship 2018

Since 2013 Boerengroep is organising the summer course ‘Farm Experience Internship’, or “The FEI”. The FEI origins from Brazil where students felt the need to bridge the gap between the university and the farmers, and decided to set up a course about agroecology, both in theory (2 weeks at the university) as well as in practice (2 weeks at the farm). The Farm Experience Internship is one little step forward in the fight against agribusiness, by connecting students with the reality and needs of farmers.

As we feel the same need, we are organising this course in Wageningen now for the sixth year in a row!

Do you want to know more about the FEI or be part of the organisational crew? Join our information lunch on the 23th april 12:30 @ ForumC211

And check out the FEI website!

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Eurijn, Wageningens local currency

eurijnkleinWe are proud to announce that Boerengroep just opened an account at Eurijn, Wageningens local Currency! We encourage all of our friends in Wageningen and surroundings to do the same and to support the local economy.

Look at their website for more information, or come to one of the local farmers markets that Boerengroep together with Otherwise will organise on campus this season!

It is also possible to pay us with Eurijn, for example if you are joining our first springexcursion next week!

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SPring Excursions 2018

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Spring officially started and the first flowers are popping up, excellent start thinking about going outside again and joining our spring excursions.

In April we’ll have 3 Spring excursions: the first will be on the 7th of April and will be to the Brandrood cattle farm in Ede, the second will be on the 14th of April and will go to ‘t Klaverbrook, dairy farm of a Wageningen student who loves to show you his place and the third will be on the 21st of April to the goat farm de Groote Stroe in Stroe.

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March 27: Wageningen Dialogue – Cutting across the silos

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With your fellow students you share the canteen for lunch, practise sports, and enjoy the vibrant student life of Wageningen. But do you know what these other students are up to the majority of their time? What do they learn during all those hours of studying? What is their perspective on global developmental issues? How do they face development challenges for sustainable food systems?

To help you find out, we from Boerengroep organize a world-cafe event: the Wageningen Dialogue ‘’Cutting across the silos’’.

27th of March
19:15 – 22:00
The Pavilion – 100 years location (Wageningen campus)
Organised by Boerengroep, in cooperation with Wageningen Dialogues

At every table you are encouraged to reflect upon real-life food systems challenges together with others.  Only together we can give shape to sustainable food systems!

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24th of February: Excursion to “Reclaim the Seeds” festival in Rotterdam

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This seed fair is all about celebration of crop diversity and food sovereignty, in defiance of the monopolies that big companies hold on these precious sources of life. You can buy seeds, bring your own seeds and swap them, or just come to explore the many stands from small scale organic companies, NGO’s and organizations. Continue reading

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Febr 22: the 15th Garden project, Syria

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On Thursday, 22nd of February, Boerengroep is honored to introduce Ansar Hevi. She will share her remarkable story about ‘the 15th Garden’ project in Syria. Continue reading

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MINI SERIES ON SHADOW THEATRE 5 THURSDAYS IN January / February

 

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 Stichting Het Inspringtheater and Shadow Liberation join forces to present a mini-series of community Shadow Theatre workshops exploring the theme of sustainability. You may come for all the sessions, or just drop in for one. No prior theatre experience is required. Sessions will be conducted in English, though shadows speak louder than words.
You can sign in, mail to st.inspringtheater@wur.nl
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17th of January: Biobeurs 2018

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Every January, the Dutch national organic fair takes place in Zwolle! Everyone who has something to do with organic agriculture will be there: you can visit stands, there are workshops and lectures to visit. If you have any interest in organic agriculture, this is an event that you can’t miss!
Important note: most activites will be in Dutch. Please check the website https://www.bio-beurs.nl/ for all information and possibilities for non-Dutch speakers.

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New data shows: we are losing 22 farms a day in the Netherlands.

We live in a world where 1 out of 9 people suffer from hunger – some 815 million people in total. Eighty percent of them live in rural areas and are directly dependent on agricultural practices: small scale farmers (“peasants”), landless rural workers, fishers, shepherds, pastoralists, hunters and gatherers etc. (FAO 2017 ; Tittonell, 2015). While ‘we’ need to feed the growing population, the food producers themselves are under enormous pressure – also in a modern country like the Netherlands.
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17th of December: Midwinter excursion to Ommuurde Tuin

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For thousands of years, people have been coming together at this moment of year to celebrate MidWinter, or Winter Solstice – the time of year when we pass the shortest day and the longest night. Join Boerengroep and WSF on the 17th of December to this ancient celebration of MidWinter in the historical garden “De Ommuurde Tuin”, a CSA organic garden in Renkum (close to Wageningen).

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