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People and Permaculture – Designing Effective Collaboration 

Denmark: 9th April to 14th April at Fejø LAND centre and retreat.
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Skills and tools for productive organisations and individuals

Humans are social animals, we live, work and play in relationship with each other. These relationships can be hugely nourishing and productive, or challenging and frustrating, or both…

On this innovative course we will explore how permaculture design tools and other techniques can be used to help us come together and collaborate more easily and effectively in groups, businesses, relationships and organisations.

This course brings wisdom and tools from the People and Permaculture movement, Sociocracy, Nonviolent Communication, Dragon Dreaming and the 8 Shields. Participants will learn about themselves and about how groups work, and find new ways to bring regenerative design to their co-creativity.

The 3 day weekend (Friday to Sunday) introduces tools and frameworks to grow better organisations, and the optional 2 day deepening (Monday and Tuesday) provides mentored design time to help participants explore and bring these ideas into their own lives and work more fully.

Lead trainer – Peter Cow

Peter is an experienced Permaculture trainer and facilitator from Britain, leading People and Permaculture courses and Permaculture Design Courses around Europe.

A founding member of the Thriving Ways social permaculture teaching and coaching collective, Peter co-designed and co-taught the first ever People and Permaculture Facilitator Training in 2013 with Looby Macnamara. He also co-founded a British permaculture eco-community in 2000 where he lived for 7 years, in deep collaboration with the land and the community of people. Peter is passionate about using Permaculture to support insightful personal growth, regenerative relationships and effective organisations.

Formidlingsworkshop på Samsø

Tidspunkt: 29.januar – 1. februar 2015
Sted: Cecil Rye-Olsen, Inspiratoriet, Sildeballe 17, 8305 Samsø

Tilmelding her

IMG_4999Vi arbejder med god formidling omkring permakultur. Hvordan kan vi få flere til at forstå, hvad permakultur er? Vi arbejder specielt med demonstration og læring i forbindelse med permakultur og LAND centre. Hvis du er interesseret i formidling af permakultur i praksis eller er et LAND center, så er det lige noget for dig.

Medlemmer: 350 kr. Ikke medlemmer: 550 kr.

Tilmelding her!

Workshoppen er støttet af Puljen til Grønne Ildsjæle under Miljøministeriet.

Workshoppen faciliteres af Cathrine Dolleris m.fl.

Program (for det detaljerede program, se nederst):
29. januar

  • Ankomst. Vi anbefaler, at de der kommer fra Jylland, at tage færgen 16.05 fra Hou, eller fra Sjælland (Kalundborg) 17.45. Mulighed for afhentning ved færgen. Se samkørselsmuligheder på registreringsskemaet.
  • Aftensmad og præsentationer

30. januar

  • Arbejde med kommunikation, forskellige medier

31. januar

  • Arbejde med formidling og undervisingsmaterialer

1. februar

  • Open Space – deltagernes egne emner
  • Afgang. Der er mulighed for transport til Sjælland kl. 16.00 med ankomst i Kalundborg kl 17.30 søndag den 1. februar og fra Jylland 14.30. eller 17.40.


  • To store undervisningslokaler på cirka 80 kvadratmeter – med masser af udstyr, værktøjer og rekvisitter til kreative workshops.
  • Lounge/bibliotek med oversize sofaer og brændeovn
  • 10 værelser (heraf 5 dobbeltværelser) med 4 toiletter/4 badeværelser på gangen.
  • Smuk gammel have, køkkenhave og skovhave.
  • Mulighed for gå- eller køreture ud i Samsøs smukke natur, strandture etc.
  • Bæredygtighed: Inspiratoriet er selvforsynende med elektricitet fra solceller og opvarmningen foregår CO2 neutralt med træpiller.
  • Maden er 99% økologisk og vi bruger i så høj grad som muligt friske produkter fra egen køkkenhave og spise-/skovhave, der bygger på økologi og permakultur, og fra øens økologiske producenter.
  • Der serveres ikke alkohol.
19.30 Aftensmad
20.30 Præsentation af hinanden, programmet, ultrakort præsentation af LAND centre.
8.00 Morgenmad
9.00 Kommunikation: Erfaringer med kommunikation i gruppen
9.30 Hvordan skriver du en journalistisk tekst – øvelser
11.00 Pause
11.30 Hvordan tager du et godt foto – øvelser
13.00 Frokost
14.30 Gåtur med tema
15.30 Andre medier – video, sociale medier
16.30 Kommunikationsstrategi – hvordan hjælper vi LAND og hinanden?
17.30 Reflektion – hvad har jeg lært i dag?
18.00 Madlavning
19.30 Aftensmad
20.30 Storytelling
8.00 Morgenmad
9.00 Formidling og undervisning – hvad vil vi gerne arbejde med?
9.30 Arbejde i grupper omkring valgte temaer i formidling og undervisning
11.00 Pause
11.30 Fortsat arbejde i grupper
12.30 Præsentation af arbejde og brug for input
13.00 Frokost
14.30 Rundvisning hos Cecil Rye
16.30 Pause
17.00 Videre arbejde i grupper og plan for færdiggørelse
17.30 Præsentation af arbejdet og plan for færdiggørelse
18.00 Madlavning
19.30 Aftensmad
20.30 Fri aften
8.00 Morgenmad
9.00 Open Space introduktion
9.30 Open Space 1 + 2
11.00 Pause
11.30 Open Space 3 + Plenum
12.30 Evaluering af weekenden
13.00 Frokost
14.30 Afgang


Insect Hotel Workshop


In the LAND center Byhaven2200, we want to expand the knowledge about diversity and how to achieve it and bring it to the garden. Biodiversity is a key element of sustainable gardening, as it is a passive defense against pests and diseases and a source of beauty.

Building insect hotels is an easy and fun way to provide shelter for invertebrates that might be beneficial for the health of the garden. In addition, they help the survival of species affected by loss of habitat, like for example wild bees.

We developed this project to promote biodiversity and bring the opportunity to preserve unusual species in the city and make people aware of the subject.

The workshop took place in the garden, on the 2nd of August of 2014, from 12:00 to 17:00. It was advertised through a Facebook open event and promoted by Byhaven2200’s profile page in Facebook and mouth to mouth. The whole activity was held in english.

The insect hotel workshop was divided in two parts, theoretical and practical, and was held by Jaime P. Molina, biologist and agronomist with extensive knowledge on insects, and Candela Vargas, biologist as well and experienced in Permaculture practices.

There where 10 participants, 8 of the which were active through both parts of the workshop, while the other 2 participated in the practical but not in the theoretical.

For the construction of the insects hotels we avoided totally the use of manufactured products and used only natural and discarded materials, such as twigs, branches, old pallets, etc., that were upcycled from the garden and brought by the participants.

Theoretical part

For the theoretical part, the participants sat at the table and with the help of some graphic cards made by Candela, Jaime and herself explained the basics about beneficial insects in a garden. Focusing on diets and behaviour.

insect cards

 Cards used for the theoretical exercise showing the beneficial microfauna and habitats.

After these explanations, the participants were asked to match the different groups of beneficial invertebrates with their preferred habitats showed in the cards, and justify their answers. Then they were given more detailed information about it.

The ultimate goal of this part was to make the participants feel empathy with those organisms and understand where will they live and thrive.

The explanation consisted of the following steps:

The way to attract microfauna to a garden is by providing them with a food source and a habitat.

A garden needs invertebrates to cover the functions of pollination which ensures the formation of fruits and berries; and as pest control conducted by predators that will balance out the excess of any harmful invertebrates.

Some organisms of our interests are:


– Bees. Are generalist pollinators, wild bees are endangered, they need flowers.

They are most often lonely burrowers.

– Bumblebees. More specific for some plants. Live in small colonies inside tree trunks.

– Butterflies. Are flower specific, depending of the length of their proboscis and the nectar tubes in the flowers.

– Parasitoid wasps. The adult form of many species feed on pollen and help the pollination of some flowers.

We made special focus on learning how to differentiate between bees and wasps, as well as the different behaviors they have and ecological functions they cover. Common wasps are scavengers while wild bees are pollinators.

Pest control:

– Lady bugs. Very specific predators of aphids. The lady bug larvae eats much more voraciously than the adults.

– Parasitoid wasps. Lay their eggs inside the body of other insects. Many types of wasp, and all are very prey specific. It can be larvae of cabbage fly, aphids and so on.

– Tiger beetles. Very active ground predators, will eat any pest that falls from above.

– Earwig. Omnivores and good ecological regulators, as they can adapt their diet according to most available food source.

– Spiders. Generalist predators will either catch flying pests on their net or hunt them on the ground, depending on the species.

– Amphibians. Generalist predators that can take care of bigger problems like slugs.

Insect workshop copy

Jaime and Anders finishing the last details on the big insect hotel.

Practical part

When people felt comfortable with the knowledge and with most of their questions answered we moved on to the practical part. At this point the participants were excited about the project and willing to get hands on.

We showed some pictures about how insect hotels could look like but still allowing total freedom in the design of the actual ones. Then we sketched the structures we wanted to build for everyone to have a common picture of the building process.

All materials were gathered on and around the working table. It was decided that we had enough material for building three insect hotels, one big and two small. Then we divided into two working teams: one for the major insect hotel and another one for the two small ones.

While some were developing the structure of the different insect hotels others were preparing different habitats, like stuffing straw inside clay tubes, rolling rugs or drilling holes on wood pieces. Afterwards these elements were added into the main structure.

The materials used according to the habitats that we intentionally wanted to create are shown in the following table.

Material Habitat Animals
Canes Holes parasitoid wasps, solitary bees
Cardboard Holes and small cavities Earwigs, others
Clay pipes Humid cavity Amphibians and diverse invertebrates
Clay pots Protected big cavity Bumblebees
Clay shards Cracks and crevices Amphibians and tiger beetles
Flower bed Grassland Solitary bees and tiger beetles
Furniture (rope and metal) Cracks and crevices diverse invertebrates
Pine cones Multitude of cavities diverse invertebrates
Plastic container Pond Amphibians and common water source
Rags Cozy cracks Earwigs, others
Rope Air, climbing structures Spider (web)
Stones Humid soil and dry solid surface Amphibians
Straw and sticks Cracks and insulated cavities Ladybugs hibernation shelter
Wood (lumps and pallets) Holes parasitoid wasps, solitary bees

Table showing the different materials used in the construction to form the different habitats and the animals we expect to host.

The construction was toped up with the placement of signs with the words “insect hotel” on them

to make sure that visitors understood the purpose of the unusual structures.

Outcomes of the activity

The garden features now three insect hotels. That are starting to host a significant amount of inhabitants at the current date (23 Oct. 2014).

The participants expressed their satisfaction about being part of such a project and the knowledge gained. Some of them even mention their interest in installing insect hotels on their own gardens.

insect work

Lotta finalizing one of the small insect hotels

LAND netværket repræsenteret på ”Mere liv i Haven” festival

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Festivalen ”Mere Liv i Haven”, som fandt sted i Fredericia lørdag d. 25. oktober, var en stor success.  Festivalen var organiseret af Praktisk Økologi, som gjorde en stor indsats for at samle 230 have- entusiaster og blandt dem var 47 workshop-holdere.

Land_logo_rentegnetLAND var godt repræsenteret til festivalen med medlemmer fra alle LAND centrene og medlemmer fra de fleste kommende LAND centre. 3 LAND ansvarlige holdt workshops under festivalen: Karoline Nolsø Aaen holdt et værksted om etableringen og design af skovhaver i Danmark. Med afsæt i sin egen skovhave i Permakulturhaven Myrrhis og LAND center på Friland viste Karoline billeder og fortalte om skovhavens mange funktioner, der foruden at være et produktivt økosystem, også er kulstoflagrende, modstandsdygtige og regenererende. Værkstedet var godt besøgt med 51 deltagere, hvoraf flere overvejede at skabe skovhaver derhjemme.

Candela Vargas fortalte generelt om LAND centre til 10 nysgerrige sjæle og gav dem en god liste af steder, som de kunne besøge og lære mere om permakultur.

Den tredje workshop blev holdt af LAND aspirant Aiah Noack. Det handlede om ”perma-grøntsager”. Deltagerne lærte med alle deres sanser om ca. 30 forskellige flerårige spiselig planter som Aiah Noack sælger på Naturplanteskolen ved Hedehusene.

Familie- og fællesskabsstemningen var synlig og mærkbar dagen igennem og alle folk, der var involveret i LAND, havde gode omstændigheder for at skabe et stærkere netværk.

Aktiviteter i Byhaven2200

Land_logo_rentegnetI LAND centret Byhaven2200 fejrer vi lørdag d. 15. november slutning af vores
arbejdsdage i haven. Vi vil lave pizza ovnen færdig og gøre haven klar til vinteren.
Næste gang vi ser hinanden vil være til vores månedlige studiegruppe i Miljøpunkt Nørrebro hver første torsdag om måned kl. 5 med start i december. Der vil være mange forskellige workshops for at udvikle i Byhavens permakultur design og lære hinanden at passe haven, som vi bedst kan. Det er en fantastisk måde at lære haven og hinanden at kende. Planen for vinterens studie grupper er:
– 4/12: Udvikling af Byhavens struktur og organisationen med specielt fokus på Sociokrati.
– 8/1: Natur Bihold. Lad os sammen passe godt på Byhavens bier.
– 5/2: Permakultur Design Introduktion og catch up med Byhavens design.
– 5/3: Udvikle på Byhavens design og sæsonplan.
– 2/4: Biodiversitet i haven og på bord. Nyttige insekter, hjemhørende spiselige arter, osv.

Hvis du er interesseret i disse emner er du meget velkommen til at være med i Byhaven2200. Kontakt os på: info@byhaven2200.dk og deltag i vores facebook gruppe Byhaven 2200.

studie gruppe
Billedet er fra sidste årets studiegruppe, hvor deltagerne diskuterer og planlægger permakultur design af haven.