Cesnet: Terra Fest 2018

Dear Friends and Members,

As you are aware, we are in the eighth year of Terrafest, which, with your support has progressed step by step and making a very special impact in uniting several bioregions and organizations to get their voices heard on the necessity of a transformation in our relations with each other, our land and all its species.

So, its your chance to act during our this year’s manifestation in finding local solutions, with the help of this life cycle analysis from Seed to Climate change which can lead us all to a better understanding of how to decouple economic growth from environmental degradation. Development is going in the right direction but we are still far from a compatible path to reaching it, so join us taking the right steps towards a sustainable future starting with seeds as our health and our democracies are the related to our social, economic and ecological patterns that will need to change.

  • Join our crowd funding campaign on https://www.ulule.com/terrafest/, to help us in proceeding with our project, you are one of the co-creators of this initiative, thanks!
  • Vote for our event on the “Best Climate Solutions” award on https://www.bestclimatesolutions.eu/sign-up-login/ by logging in and choosing Terrafest. During the online polls, registered users on the Best Climate Solutions website can vote for the admitted candidates and share them on the social networks, increasing their chances to win. The online polls are open from September 24 to October 15, 2018 (5.00 pm CEST).

The walk will begin on 27th July, 2018 from Karlovac, Croatia, entering into Slovenia, Nuovo Mesto and conclude at Zalec, Slovenia near the border to Austria. Hosting is provided by local organizations on the way who are joining as members in the network.

Thank you for your interest in our dreams. We hope to see you going on this path into the green countryside of Croatian rivers and Slovenian hills to enjoy this moment of sharing,

Terrafest working Team

www.cesnet.it

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EuPC Ireland: Two-for-One Tickets

The European Permaculture Convergence will take place 8 – 13 August 2018 in County Wicklow in the Republic of Ireland. Just an hour by public transport from Dublin.

The site is in a beautiful valley in the Wicklow Mountains which gives a unique opportunity for a restorative 5 days total immersion in nature. There is a specially designed and professionally led Children’s Programme centred around the theme Children in Nature, based on nature mentoring and the ethos of Forest Schools.

Attendance tickets are €100 for the 5 days of the programme. Children under 15 can attend for free.  With a range of accommodation options from €25 camping to €80 for a hostel bed for the duration. Catering will be a choice of wood fire cooked whole food vegan menu plans and exciting local food trucks.

We are excited to release a limited number of 2-for-1 tickets to this year’s convergence whereby you purchase one ticket and Abundant Earth Foundation will sponsor the other for you! There are only 10 available and they are sure to be popular so do be quick! More details on this here.

There’s much more info about the programme, tickets, fringe events and volunteering on our website at eupc2018.ie

EuPC 2018 :: Ireland

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New Partners for Permaculture: Reaching Beyond Our Edges

We are reaching out to you as a Permaculture Association, Organisation or key person within your country’s Permaculture network, from the organisers of this years European Permaculture Convergence to ask if you would be so kind as to share details of our event with your members, contacts and network of Permaculturalists?

This year the EUPC is coming to the beautiful mountains of County Wicklow just an hour from Dublin in the Republic of Ireland, where we will be extending a thousand welcomes to Permaculturalists from right across Europe. Continue reading “EuPC 2018 :: Ireland”

Compas d’Humour: Compagnon Camp Project July 2019

Call for partners

We are a scout team based in France (4 members of 18 years old), belonging to the Rovers’ branch of the Scouts et Guides de France. We would like to build a project based on sustainable agriculture with a partner in Eastern Europe. We want to provide assistance to a small village, or a farmer. Through agriculture and work, we would like to discover a new way of life, new habits, new European culture and to exchange with other people about their way of life, as well as promoting sustainable agriculture.

The project takes place in July of 2019. Continue reading “Compas d’Humour: Compagnon Camp Project July 2019”

Social Media & Permaculture

Given the strong ethical image that permaculture design philosophy aims to project, the so called Social Media present a fascinating conundrum that we need to address at some point.

Internet: the good news

The roll-out of Internet has transformed our society and empowered anybody with the means to do so to connect with anybody else on the Internet. It’s enabled communities of interest to stay in touch over global geographical and cultural distances. It’s enabled almost instant mobilisation of activist people on any geographical scale to respond to any kind of challenge and gather critical mass to influence government and corporate agencies. Continue reading “Social Media & Permaculture”

New Nordic LAND cooperation

Permaculture is best experienced hands-on, we believe. Demonstration sites and inspiring teachers are one of the keys to adopting permaculture in the general consciousness of societies. Therefore, the Learning, Activity, Network and Demonstration (LAND) project is starting this year in Sweden and Finland, while Estonia will have its first permaculture LAND demonstration site next year. Denmark is helping with training of LAND counselors and assessors. The Nordic LAND network is funded by NordPlus.

22 delegates from five countries met at Koster Islands in Sweden on the border to Norway in August to start the cooperation and assess Kosters Trädgårdar as the first LAND centre in Sweden. It was an enjoyable long weekend with Helena von Bothmer as the very knowledgeable and deep rooted hostess and gardener.

The second meeting in early October at the community centre Koroinen in Turku/Åbo in Finland proved to be encouraging to further the network and cooperation between partners. Dedicated hosts encouraged presentation of designs from around Finland, Sweden, Estonia and Denmark.

A tour around the community centre of Koroinen on protected land next to the river Aura was welcome and took us to a large area of allotments, bicycle repair shop, ceramic workshop, organic shop, a collective of 5 people, the Koroinen café, the sculpture park, bee hives, compost toilets and plant guild systems adapted to the Finnish climate.