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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Vacature Penningmeester (m/v)

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Onze penningmeesteres Linda, gaat haar werk bij de Boerengroep binnenkort neerleggen om zich te kunnen richten op haar studie bij de Warmonderhof. We zijn haar heel dankbaar voor al het werk dat ze voor Boerengroep heeft gedaan. Als penningmeester werk je immers op de achtergrond, maar je bent een onmisbare schakel in de stichting. Lijkt het iets voor jou om meer ervaring op te doen als bestuur van een stichting? Heb je affiniteit met landbouw? Overweeg dan penningmeester te worden bij Boerengroep!
Zie alle informatie op http://www.boerengroep.nl/bg/vacancies-boerengroep/ 

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7nd of December final event on Ghanaian Agriculture!

 

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On the 7th of December Boerengroep organises the final event of the series on Ghanaian agriculture. During this event there will be presentations about the state of agriculture in Ghana, the recent implementation of Agroecological policies, and the Challenges of Women in Agriculture in Ghana. Both the presenters have been working for local governments of Ghana for many years and are therefore very much aware of challenges and options for Ghanaian agriculture.

Furthermore, we will facilitate lively discussions amongst the audience and our three experts: Ivy Jones, Daniel Nyarko and Kees van Veluw!

To celebrate this succesful series, we will end the evening with a Ghanaian snacks bar and Ghanaian dancing music

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Beginning Farmers – let your voice be heard!

Are you:

  • A beginning farmer, with approximately 10 years or less of farm management experience,
  • A first generation farmer who didn’t take over an existing family farm?

Then, please consider taking a 20-minute, confidential online survey (available in Dutch or English). In addition, all survey respondents can elect to enter a drawing for a €50 Bol.com gift card.  More information about the research can be found here.

This survey is part of masters thesis research conducted by Laura Genello at Wageningen University. The aim of this research is to better understand the values and practices of an emerging population of farmers. It is Laura’s hope that this understanding will aid the creation of better programs and policies to support newcomers to agriculture. Contact: laura.genello@wur.nl for more info.

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A succesfull first Alternative Thesis Fair!

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This year during Seriously Sustainable, the first Alternative Thesis Fair took place at Wageningen University! The goal of this event, organised by Green Office, Otherwise and Boerengroep, was to help organisations with thesis questions and students looking for a thesis find each other – and so they did.

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October 22: Open day Veld & Beek

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Did you miss our bike excursion last month? No problem, there is a new opportunity to visit organic farm Veld & Beek Sunday the 22nd ! Continue reading

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October 12: Alternative Thesis Fair

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Do you need to write you thesis, but no idea what to do? Do you like subjects that are out-of-the-box? Come to our alternative thesis fair during Seriously Sustainable!

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