Monthly Archives: May 2014

Coffee moments this Summer

Normally the coffee moments are set on Thursdays from 10.30-11.30. We will drink coffee and hot agricultural topics will be discussed.  Tomorrow  (May 22th) and next Thursday (May 29th) there will be no coffee moment. Instead we will drink coffee … Continue reading

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August 5-27: Farm Experience Internship

The Farm Experience Internship (FEI) is a course (3 ECTS) created to bring together practice of the farmer and theory of the student, aiming to create bridges between University and farmers. Many educational institutes, in Europe and around the world … Continue reading

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May 20: Suicide among farmers

Probably Dutch farmers commit suicide relatively often. ‘Probably’, because farmers are no separate category in Dutch suicide-statistics. Cultural anthropologist and writer Lizzy van Leeuwen recently published a study on ‘suicide in the countryside’, called ‘De hanenbalken’ (‘The Collar Beams’). In … Continue reading

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May 9: Innovators in Agriculture and food systems: Closing Cycles

The debate can be seen back here A report is written (in Dutch) And an online discussion is going on Joel Salatin presentation in Zeewolde   This event is part of Grassroots Science, Debat serie: ‘It’s the Food, my friend’ and Salatin … Continue reading

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May 6: Europees verkiezingsdebat: landbouw- en handelsbeleid: TTIP en ATM

  Voor een uitgebreid verslag van de avond lees:  Verslag-EU-verkiezingsdebat-Wageningen   Het EU verkiezingsdebat staat in de Boerderij Vandaag! (zie plaatje hiernaast) Het debat is terug te kijken via you tube Deze avond zullen we samen met kandidaten voor het … Continue reading

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May 12: Movie: The little war of farmer Kok

We start with the movie The Little War of Farmer Kok (73 min., English subtitles). Farmer Kok and his two sons run a biological farm, close to the town of Amersfoort. They have to fight the town, which wants their … Continue reading

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17-18 May: Permaculture & agroecology introduction course (English!)

During the course the basics of permaculture & agroecology will be discussed and though several exercises you will discover how to apply this knowledge in your own life.   When: 17-18 May (10.00-16.00) Where: ClockHouse Building& forest garden ‘Pomonal’ More … Continue reading

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