Agroecology Experience Evening 1st of June at De Hoge born

FEI

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

debolster

— 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

Knipsel

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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Reclaiming New Peasantries’ Rights – a report from the Global Peasant Rights Congress

From March 7-11, 2017 the Global Peasants Rights Congress took place in Schwäbisch Hall, Germany. Federico Andreotti, MSc-student Organic Agriculture of Wageningen University, participated in the event. Federico made the video report and wrote the blog below about the event with support from the ‘Boerengroep‘ (Peasant Foundation). Continue reading

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Lang leve de Biodiversiteit

Reclaim the Seeds Action

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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March: Spring excursions to Dairy farms

milk cows

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..

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Reclaim the Seeds 2017

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It’s time again for the biggest seed swap of the Netherlands! This year, Reclaim the Seeds will take place on the 4th of March in De Vasim in Nijmegen.  Continue reading

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Sustainable soil management & healthy food

carrots growing in the soil, shalow DOF

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.

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In conversation with Jan Douwe van der Ploeg #2: Peasant agriculture and a message to students and social movements

Jan Douwe van der Ploeg has a message to the students and to the social movements: Continue reading

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