Regreening Days Wageningen 27 – 30 Augustus

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When other student organisations offer ‘ontgroeningsweken’, the Green Active Network of Wageningen offers students in the week after the Annual Introducation Days (AID) the REGREENING. During the REGREENING students get to know all the ins and outs about living green and sustainable minded in Wageningen.

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Farm Experience Internship 2017 has started!

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The Farming Experience Internship edition 2017 has begun! The following weeks 19 Wageningen students will get lectures from Wageningen professors and guestspeakers, go on excursions to local farms and projects, and work for 2 weeks on local farms to share knowledge and to gain practical experience. Stay tuned for more pictures and updates, here, on the FEI 2017 website, or on the FEI Facebook page!

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5th edition of the FEI is coming up!

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From the 24th of July until the 18th of August, the 5th edition of the FEI will take place. The FEI is a growing movement, that is being co-created by peasants, farmers, gardeners, scientists, students, activists, NGOs and agroecological companies – working together towards a sustainable, healthy, viable food system that is fair Continue reading

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May 2017: the discussion on renewal of the CAP has started

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After 2020, a new version of the European Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) will come into practice. This spring, the discussion on how this new version of the CAP should look like has started. Boerengroep is following the progress closely, as the CAP impacts the life of farmers all over Europe. The 6th of April, Boerengroep was present at an open consultation by the ministry of Economic Affairs in Kamerik. The 11th of May, we travelled to Brussel for an international symposium. Two interesting days, promising a complicated but important discussion on the renewal of the CAP in the coming years.
BY: SANNE VAN LEEUWEN

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15th of June: Young farmers & WUR students meeting

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How do young farmers see the future?
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12th of June: Screening of the documentary Seed: The untold story

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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!

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Agroecology Experience Evening 1st of June at De Hoge born

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To all Students, Farmers and fellow Agroecologists!

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!

Start at 19:00 at the local organic farm ‘De Hoge Born’ with VEGAN KEBAB (€2,-)  At 9 pm we will move to the Creative Garden for Pizza Party. 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
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10th of June: excursion De Bolster

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— EXCURSION IS FULL —

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.

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Dragon Dreaming Introduction Course

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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 Impulse on 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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Sowing Seeds of Freedom in Palestine

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The seed library of Vivian Sansour

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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