Permaculture tour


WHAT:

We are happy to invite you to the 1st Permaculture tour in Denmark.
Along this trip, we will visit permaculture projects; having introductions, guided-tours and helping them in the gardens.
Along the way, you will have the opportunity to meet beautiful people, buy local products, books about permaculture, establish new friendships and have loads of fun. And of course, you will gain knowledge in permaculture and a lot of inspiration.
During our trip, we will visit LAND centers. You can read about them in this link: http://permakultur-danmark.dk/en/land/

WHEN:

Between the 22nd and 26th of June 2017.

WHERE:

Meeting point: Byhaven2200, Copenhagen

The following links are some of the places which will be visited:

Ananda Gaorii (http://www.anandagaorii.dk/)

Byhaven2200 (http://www.byhaven2200.dk/)

Farendløse Mosteri (http://www.farendloesemosteri.dk/)

Fejø Retreat Center (https://fejoeretreat.wordpress.com/)

Kattekærhus Land center (http://www.geoliv.dk/demonstration-centre)

Myrrhis Permakulturhaven (http://permakulturhaven.dk/)

Skolen for Livet (http://skolenforlivet.nu/)

HOW:
We drive in private vans and take ferries to get to different islands. Moreover, we will be eating rescued food and sleeping in tents. We will also help for a few hours in different tasks in most of the places.

We will be sleeping in tents in the different farms.

If you play an instrument, you are more than welcome to bring it along. And if you like taking pictures, bring your camera!! If you have a car/van and would like to join us, it can be possible. There could be room for up to 14 people.  Contact us for more details.

FOOD:

We will rescue food to prepare vegan meals. 

WHAT DO YOU NEED:

Sleeping bag, sleeping mat, towel, headlamp, own set to eat (plate, cutlery,  cup), working clothes, swimsuit. You don’t need to bring your own tent.

SIGN UP:
In order to sign up, fill in the form attached to this post and send it to the email below . *Signing up available between 2nd and 16th of june. Send the form to rubenbiolec@gmail.com.

Permaculture tour_form_PKDK

Make sure you don’t miss it !!
Only 2 spots left available.

PAYMENT:

Price: 850dkk members of PKDK / 1100dkk non-members of PKDK

Bank account details: 8401 1047697

When you send the transfer, remember to write “permabus + your full name”

If you have any questions about this trip, you can contact Ruben (rubenbiolec@gmail.com).

SCHEDULE:
Thursday 22nd (Byhaven2200, Kattekærhus, Ananda Gaorii)
10.30h Tour in Byhave2200 (Copenhagen)
13h Leave by car towards Holbæk
14.30h Ferry to Orø (only by walk; short distances/ 30 min ferry + 25 min walk)
15.30h Tour to Kattekærhus Land center
18h Back to Holbæk and drive to Ananda Gaorii
19.30h Dinner in Ananda Gaorii
20.30h Introduction to Ananda Gaorii Ecovillage and Permaculture project
22h Open space (games, fire, music jam and stories)

Friday 23rd (Ananda Gaorii, Friland)
6.30am Yoga and Kiirtan
8am Breakfkast
9-12.30h Permablitz in Ananda Gaorii
13h Lunch
15h Ferry from Odde to Ebeltoft (it takes 55 min)
16.30h Arrive to Friland
17h Guided tour and introduction to Myrrhis Land center/ Friland ecovillage
19.30h Dinner
21h Set up tents + open space

Saturday 24rd (Friland, Fejø Retreat Center)
6.30am yoga and Kiirtan
8am Breakfast
9-12am Permablitz
13h Ferry from Ebeltoft to Odde
14h Drives towards Fejø
17h Ferry (it takes 15 min.)
17.30h Introduction to Fejø Retreat Land Center
19.30h Dinner
21h Set up tents + open space

Sunday 25th (Fejø, Langeland)
6.30am yoga and Kiirtan
8am Breakfast
9-12h Permablitz in Lene’s Garden, Fejø
12.30 Lunch
13.40 Ferry from Fejø to Kragenæs
14h Drive from Kragenæs to Tårs (25 min)
15.15h Ferry from Tårs to Langeland (45 min)
16.30h Tour on Langeland
19.30h Dinner
21h Open space

Monday 26th (Skolen for Livet, Farendløse Mosteri)
6.30am Yoga and Kiirtan
8am Breakfast
10.15h Ferry to Tårs (45 min)
12.30h Stop in Skolen for Livet project (Stege)
13.15h Help wwoofers in the garden
15h Introduction to the project
16h Drive to Farendløse Mosteri (Ringsted)
17-19h Tour in Farendløse Mosteri
19-19.30 Closing Circle and evaluation
19.30h Drive back to Copenhagen
21h Arrival in Copenhagen

Permakulturhaven : Book release!

PERMAKULTURHAVEN
(PermacultureGarden)

om flerårige grøntsager, skovhaver & gravefri dyrkning til selvforsyning & en levende fremtid
(about perennial vegetables, forestgardens and
no-dig methods for self-suffiency and a living future.)

Publishes. 12. april 2017
Language: Danish

Permakulturhaven is a book for those of you who would like to influence the world from your own garden. It’s for those of you, for whom permaculture, gardening and self-sufficiency is new, and also for you who know about permaculture design, are experienced gardeners and have grown food for most of your lives. And then the book is also for all of you in between. You, who are neither novices nor experienced gardeners, but who want to grow and enjoy healthy food, from a living garden that is buzzing with life.

The book gives you practical knowledge about permaculture gardening via:

• Plant Portraits of more than 50 perennial vegetables
• Cultivation Techniques in no-dig gardening
• Step-by-step guides to establishment
• Description of annual vegetables for self-sufficiency
• Design of forest garden trees, shrubs and vegetables
• Insight into Earth’s cycles and organisms
• Integration of the gardens animals and insects
• Informative illustrations and photos
…and much more!

Authors: Karoline Nolsø Aaen & Tycho Holcomb
Release: 2017
Number of pages: 284
ISBN 978-87-999781-0-6


 

The Board’s Inaugural Meeting

By Charlotte Langdon

This weekend we were able to meet together in the bestyrelse. It took place on the lovely island of Orø in the home of Cathrine Dolleris, which is also a LAND centre (permaculture learning and demonstrations centre) we warmed ourselves by the mass-oven to drink her special blend of fossil-fuel-free tea collected from the local area. We were just missing Dan Fisker but the three new members of the board were present and could be welcomed into the board’s activities and tasks.

Saturday we awoke to a nourishing breakfast, met in a morning-circle where we could check-in and set our intentions for the day. Though we had many points to discuss, we managed what we could and took it step-by-step, prioritising points. We introduced the facilitator role in order to effectivise the meeting. This helped us to focus on the task at hand.

In the board we use sociocratic governance- this is an inclusive and effective method of governance which means we try not to get into discussions but instead, work in a focused manner, towards our common aim. The structure is flat instead of hierarchical. You can read more about sociocratic governance here

We used this facilitation to move forward with our roll-sharing. Which tasks are we interested in? What do we already do in our private projects and how can this support our role in the board? This brings in the principle of least effort for greatest effect, meaning that we can work towards the associations aims without getting extra workload than necessary

It was time to elect a treasurer and a spokesperson. So in order to exercise and practise our work with sociocracy, we tried out the sociocratic election process. This process was very effective and ended in a unanimous vote for Mette Brodersen in the role of treasurer! This was definitely worth celebrating! The last part of the evening was used to look at the most pressing issues- decisions that should be taken, tasks to be dealt out and we climbed into bed a little more tired than when we started the day.

Sunday there was just time to eat breakfast, sing birthday songs and say goodbye for now to each other!

Join GROW

A citizens’ observatory for growers, researchers and
decision makers.

Do you grow your own food? Have an allotment? Own a small farm? Are you involved in a community or school garden?

Are you taking practical steps to regenerate the soil for future generations? GROW provides an opportunity to develop and share your knowledge and skills.

I am currently putting together a database of permaculture farms and smallholders as part of GROW, an EU funded soils project: http://growobservatory.org/. This database will be used to recruit famers for the GROW project and to map permaculture farms in Europe. So far I have identified over 200 farms, mainly in northern Europe. I am now trying to find contacts in every European country.

 

Many thanks for your help and all best wishes,

Chris Warburton-Brown – Research coordinator

The Permaculture Association Britain

Thank you for a fantastic yearly meeting!!

Thank you all for a fantastic yearly meeting and general assembly!

Last week over 60 permaculturists from Denmark and abroad, took to the roads, railways and seaways , to meet up at Gammel Skærmøllegård near Fredensborg, Nord-sjælland for our annual meeting and general assembly

So what did we get up to?

The first workshops: Social Permaculture, and Sociocracy, kick-started the weekend by offering us a focus on the human element of permaculture. That is, how we organise ourselves and processes for working together and making decisions effectively

There were practical workshops where you could get hands-on experience with grafting and soap-making and we had the opportunity to get a look into projects that are happening all around Denmark. There were heartily inspiring and informational workshops about compost, fungi , herbal medicine, carbon farming and CO2 neutral farming with an introduction to an exciting transition project taking place on Langeland.
If you weren’t at the meeting and even if you were, I recommend visiting Andelstanken.dk/langeland to find out about the exciting advances they are making in transitioning their food network through respectful communication and carbon neutral farming. (Especially if you are looking for a livelihood in permaculture or to become educated in carbon-neutral systems on a farm sized scale)

We were also nourished with news from the association and many participants found the answers to how the can expand their work in permaculture, from their own homes and projects- out into the wider network! Inspiration came from workshops about:  visiting or becoming a LAND centre through the LAND network, starting on the course to a diploma, teaching permaculture and getting involved in researching with PIRN.

And don’t worry if you weren’t at the meeting, there are plenty of these opportunities for everyone and you can find a lot of the information here on our website!

With all this going on you’d think we were rushed off our feet, but there was plenty of time for inspirational conversations, morning-exercises, being a part of the cooking and cleaning teams and just pitching in with the things we individually like to do, whether it was voluntary tasks or a performance on the open stage. There was even time for a fantastically fun and energetic evening of folk-dancing and we could join our lovely hosts for a guided tour.

The general assembly took place on Saturday and we voted on, amongst other things- membership in Permaculture-Denmark (The price of membership will stay the same this year!) and we expanded the board to 9members in total so there are a few extra hands to pitch in with the associations local and international work. (You can read the minutes and meet the new board here on our website)

 

SO what will we be taking forwards from the meeting?

Such an overwhelming wealth of inspiration and knowledge was shared not just in the workshops but also in all the passing conversations about practical, personalized and global solutions!

The meeting meant for many of us that we met people from our local areas and got some ideas for how we could start to see each other more, work together and share our experiences and resources with each other. We talked a lot about networking and feeling like a community while we work with our individual projects. Many people even expressed that they would be happy to hear from other permaculturists if they needed help with anything. We have so many resources, so now it’s just about making beneficial connections!
I’m sure this meeting sowed many seeds for the future and just like in nature the plants that grow from these will spread their own seeds out into the wider world.

So what will the ripple effects of the meeting be? We have many possible ways forwards from here and even if you weren’t at the meeting it’s possible to harvest some of these yields. You can strengthen your local network by finding other permaculturists in your area with our LAND map. You could also organise a permablitz and get help with your project. What about visiting or becoming a LAND centre, working with a diploma in applied permaculture design, or volunteering for the association  (Help out using the skills and interests you have! There’s a space for everyone)

The Nordic Permaculture Festival is on the way again and many participants expressed the wish to find a group to travel with so don’t miss out on that opportunity! And I will see you all at next year’s meeting- I already can’t wait!!

Welcome to the Permaculture Association of Denmark!