The best way to understand permaculture is to see it in practice. It is exactly for this reason the Danish LAND project has been developed. It aims to create a publicly accessible learning and demonstration network of permaculture in Denmark.
Learning , Activity, Network and Demonstration.
The Danish LAND project is an adaptation of a corresponding English project, which has had great success. LAND is an acronym for “Learning And Network Demonstration” and the project puts focus on learning about sustainable solutions for everyday life.
The LAND centers are typically ordinary households in urban and rural areas. Through thoughtful design, these have been transformed from having high consumption of energy, water and time and big production of waste to become increasingly self-sufficient and to support a sustainable lifestyle. The LAND centers can also be local projects, which involve the residents of the area. Here, the emphasis is on the local network and the social aspects. Typically, the LAND centers offer guided tours, exchange skills and offer courses in sustainable adaption to lower energy consumption.
The Danish LAND centers works to make permaculture appreciated and understood by more people. We want show to a broader range of people that permaculture works!
The LAND centers demonstrate permaculture in practice and share knowledge through local networks. Through these networks, the LAND project will support development of skills within the local production as well as design of land use. The Danish LAND project helps to support the local LAND centers in order for them to develop learning and demonstration activities.
In order to become a LAND center, there are certain criteria you have to live up to. You can apply to become a “LAND starter” and as soon as you comply to all the criteria, you’ll get accredited as LAND center.
If you want to apply to become a “LAND starter”, see more information here.
You can find more information and a guideline for the LAND network in “Documents and meeting reports” (Danish).
Here, you can find a link to the map including the location of LAND centers and LAND starters: Map