Date(s) - 13/07/2020 - 07/08/2020
Wageningen University and Research
We are happy to announce that we are busy organizing the Farm Experience Internship 2020, which will take place from the 13th of July until the 7th of August.
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 and just for the earth, the consumer and the producer.
Together, we co-organize a 3 ECTS international summer course at the Wageningen University (Netherlands) every year, which intends to bring together theoretical knowledge from students with practical skills and knowledge from farmers. Are you interested in growing your own food, discovering local knowledge and practices on organic farms in the Netherlands? Do you want to learn about agroecology, food sovereignty and sustainable food systems? Then join the FEI 2020!
You can find more information + the link to the registration form here.
- A word from the organizers regarding the Corona crisis – April 7th, 2020:
The corona virus is having a big impact worldwide. We, as organisers of the FEI 2020, are taking care that we are up to date and hope that the FEI summer course can happen in July and August.
As many of us are facing insecurities in these times, so do we. Our position as organisers is challenging at the moment since we have to deal with a lot of questions. Are we going to have to cancel? Will the situation be safe again in July? What can and what can’t we do right now? And how can we gain funding in these times?
One thing is clear – we are keeping up the faith that the FEI will happen, and we will do so if the situation is declared safe enough. Hopefully it will be a time of celebration in which we can internationally reunite and together find ways to nurture and continue the agro-ecological movement.
So, we are planning the FEI as if it continues, and at the same time we are open minded and flexible for finding alternative ways to continue. Therefore, we are warmly welcoming you to still apply and stay as tuned in as we do. If, in the end we have to cancel, or the fee will change, we will take the responsibility to either reimburse part of or the total costs that you paid.
In the meantime, keep your farmers hearts alive, put your hands in the earth, eat healthy food and stay safe and happy.
Hope and warm greetings from the FEI team 2020,
Louise, Yanina, Shumi, Capucine and Simone