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Masterclass i Regenerativt Landbrug med Richard Perkins

af Sarah McLoughlin

Jeg har brugt vintermånederne på at deltage i Richard Perkins intensive 8 ugers online Masterclass i Regenerativt landbrug.

Richard Perkins går i dybden med nedenstående principper, der ligger til grund for regenerativt landbrug.

Hvad er det regenerative landbrug kan?

Ved hjælpe af de 5 principper ovenfor, så opbygger det regenerative landbrug livet og organisk materiale i jorden, som alt sammen skaber mere resilient jord, som bedre kan klare klimaforandringer, som tørke el. oversvømmelser. En sund jord giver et stort udbytte og næringsrige afgrøder. Samtidig minimeres erosion og runoff, så også vandet får en bedre kvalitet på og fra det regenerative landbrug. Sidst men ikke mindst  – så hiver regenerativt landbrug kulstof ud af atmosfæren og lagrer det i jorden.

Mega Intensivt og lærerigt kursus

Det har været 8 ugers intensiv undervisning. Udover grundprincipperne, har vi også arbejdet med Allan Savorys ”Holistisk Management”. Holistic Management omhandler også beslutningstagning og planlægningsprocesser til naturens kompleksitet.

Richard Perkins viste desuden utallige videooptagelser fra sit eget 8,5 ha. store regenerative landbrug Ridgedale i Sverige. Her blev vi undervist i Keyline design, agroforestry, no dig gardening, produktion af æglægning/ fjerkræ og dyr i agroforestry etc.

Rigdedale er et imponerende læringscenter. Richard viser alle aspekter af, hvordan man designer et regenerativt landbrug og samtidig hvordan man kan drive en fornuftig forretning.  Jeg har været dybt imponeret af mængden af materiale og forskellige emner i kurset. Det har været et fuldtidsstudie i de 8 uger og bedst af alt, der er masser af materiale til at gå endnu mere i dybden med de emner, der fanger ens interesse allermest. Min horisont udvider sig fra dag til dag.

For grønning af verden

I forbindelse med kurset er jeg blevet opmærksom på, at der rundt om i verden er masser af ildsjæle, der arbejder med at regenerere enorme landområder, der ellers ville være under ørkendannelse. Det begejstrer mig at se, at de regenerative principper og værktøjer fungerer. Et fremragende eksempel, der har vakt min interesse, er verdensbankens for grønning af Loess plateauet i Kina- et område på størrelse med Frankrig. På Youtube kan man finde filmskaberen og økologen John. D. Liu´s dokumentar om området.

Kort fortalt. For omkring 3000 år siden bosatte bønder sig i det frodige Loess plateau i vest Kina. I år 700 dyrkede man afgrøder i plateauets frodige jord til ¼ af Kinas befolkning.  Inden verdensbankens indgriben havde det massive pres på jorden ført til et total kollaps af økosystemet. Plateauets frodige jord var blevet til ørken og havde efterladt den resterende befolkning i dyb fattigdom. På 15 år har man nu regenereret plateauet med regenerative landbrugs principper og træplantning. Det giver håb!!

Kig forbi på Køge Fælles Jord: Min familie og jeg holder til på LAND Centeret – Køge Fælles Jord. Her er vi med i forskellige fantastiske projekter, Tiny-Varigheden, havedyrkning, Regenerativt landbrug etc. Her vil jeg arbejde videre med det jeg har lært på kurset.  I kan læse meget mere på vores hjemmeside om projekterne: www.køgefællesjord.dk    Jeg glæder mig til at dele min nye viden med alle, der lægger vejen forbi.

Til sidst vil jeg sige tak til Permakultur Danmark og Cathrine Dolleris, for at have givet mig muligheden for at følge kurset. Jeg er meget taknemmelig for at have modtaget støtte fra Eramus + Fonden.

Erasmus+ kursus i Grækenland

Building Regenerative Habitats

The Southern Lights arrangerer kurset- Building Regenerative Habitats som afholdes d.6 – 20 maj, igennem Erasmus+.
 
“The Southern Lights” er et permakultur projekt i Skala, Lakonia (Grækenland).
Der er 5 pladser til medlemmer af Permakultur Danmark og der er ingen aldersgrænse for tilmelding- såsom der plejer at være med ESC ansøgninger. Så alle kan være med!
 
Kurset handler om byggeri med permakultur principper. Der vil være fokus på de tre etiker: Omsorg for mennesker, omsorg for jorden og fair fordeling af ressourcer. Det vil sige at kurset vil inkluderer flere dage med workshops omkring alt fra Tai Chi, sundt plantekost og regenerativt landbrug
 
Hvis du er interesseret i at være med, så kan du skrive en ansøgning på engelsk til ungdom@permakultur-danmark.dk. Man skal være medlem af Permakultur Danmark for at tage på den her kursus.
 
Du behøver blot at skrive, hvorfor du vil gerne deltage og hvordan vil du bruge de nye færdigheder når er du er tilbage i Danmark. Særligt – hvordan vil du bruge dine nye færdigheder til at gavne foreningen og dens medlemmer. En måde at gøre det på er at skrive en artikel til deling på vores hjemmeside – men du kan måske også tænke på andre måder?
 
Ansøgningfrist er: Den 20. Marts 2021
Pris: 70€
 
Læs mere om The Southern Lights her: 
 

ESC-Volontør i spanien

Dyrkning af grøntsager i Mas Les Vinyes, Anna Gundersen fra Danmark.

Mas Les Vinyes er et permakultur kooperativt 1 timers væk fra Barcelona. Sergi holder et diplom i permakultur og underviser folk omkring skovhaver og regenerativt landbrug. 

Mas Les Vinyes har lige en plads til en dansk unge for at hjælpe med at plante frugt trær, dyrkning af grøntsager, hjælp til at passe på dyrene og andre tinge. 

Mas Les Vinyes er et bofælleskab i et tradionelt gård i Spanien med flere end 20 hektar.  Vil du gerne være med til at lære omkring permakultur og give en hånd til at udvikle en inspirations center? 

Så kan ansøge til at arbejde som frivilligt mellem April og Oktober (7 måneder).

Se en kort video om Mas Les Vinyes her:

I gang til at udvikle en frugt plantage, november 2020. Mas Les Vinyes

Hvis du har flere spørgsmål, kan du skrive til Permakultur Danmark (post@permakultur-danmark.dk) eller til Mas Les Vinyes (incoming@scicat.org). 

Vil du gerne ansøge, så skal du udfylde formularen her:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1Th0BCQ00YBv1UWrMMcS5GmYF5vrJIBMz3AvCAs3rEDE/viewform?edit_requested=true

Læs videre om Mas Les Vinyes i den her pdf.

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Training course in leadership for sustainability

Author: Rubén Hernández Romero

Torri Superiore, a rebuilt village from the medievo era.

It has been already a month since I came back from Torri Superiore. However, it feels like it happened yesterday. The reason why I went there is because I had the chance to be involved in an Erasmus+ Training Course organized by  “Yes to Sustainability” and I wanted to learn skills and tools to better deal with challenges in my community in Ananda Gaorii.  

The Training “Young Leaders for Sustainability” took place in a restored ecovillage from thirteen century, located in the region of Ventimiglia, very close to France and the Mediterranean sea. Torri Superiore is nowadays a rural hostel and a hosting organization for courses. It is actually a beautiful piece of art composed of many stones and labyrinths with over 160 rooms.

A great place for a morning swimming.

As this was training for sustainability, for me it was very important to travel by land, as I usually do, in order to keep my footprint low. Despites all the restrictions and regulations due to Covid19, over 20 people from 10 different nationalities managed to come to the village. And the landscape was astonishing. I could not believe it!! From my terrace, there was a view of the valley, the town, olive orchards in terraces and the river. Yes, exactly, a river!! I was just arrived, met my roomie and after a few words exchanged, we looked at each other and decided to go for swimming! Man, why don´t we swim in the river? And yeah, we did so every morning until the end. Very refreshing!

Let´s come back to the topic!! I did not come just to swim. During the seven days, there were workshops, many tools presented, evening activities, walk & talks in nature, discussions with the local villagers, celebrations, lot of fun and gained new friends. Sometimes I am wondering why there are no such activities for youth happening in Denmark. One day, we will make it happen!

Lucilla facilitating a workshop.

I was particularly excited to listen to Lucilla, one of the local women that lived in the community since the very beginning. She was facilitating meetings teaching as skills on communication, leadership, conflict resolution and entrepreneurship.

The first day we set up the culture of the group and the space, took decisions together, taking in account everyone´s opinions, concerns and against. Further, we were introduced to a few tools like: Fishbowl, Deep Listening, Rank Privilege and World Café.

Social permaculture workshop

TRAINING COURSE “YOUNG LEADERS FOR SUSTAINABILITY” OCTOBER 13-20, 2020 – ECOVILLAGE ‘TORRI SUPERIORE’ IN ITALY

Author: Victoria Schou, landscape architect. Denmark

The medieval village of Torri Superiore is a small jewel of popular architecture located at the foothill of the Ligurian Alps, a few kilometres from the Mediterranean Sea and the French border, close to the coastal town of Ventimiglia. Originating in the thirteen century, the village is structured in three main bodies with more than 160 rooms, all connected by an intricate fabric of stairways.

Its complex structure has often been compared to a fortress or a labyrinth, perched on the mountainside. The village has been entirely restored and is now open to ecotourism, for courses, meetings and programs of environmental education, and offers an accommodation for stays and vacations. It is perfect for people interested in getting to know Ecovillage Life and looking for a holiday in a natural environment full of suggestions. This was the place, where the training for ‘Young Leaders for Sustainability’ took place.

 

Youth leaders

This training course was made for current and aspirant youth workers to learn tools to work with young people in ecovillages and sustainable projects. Participants from Italy, Spain, Denmark, Germany, Portugal, Slovenia, France, Finland, Sweden, Greece and the Netherlands came with the motivation to become young leaders and developing their leadership skills.

The first days we had an introduction to group facilitation and we explored ourselves in relation to the group and different leadership styles. We have been introduced to different tools to work with groups of young people, especially related to life in ecovillages. After having had these theoretical lessons we got to put our new skills into practice during sessions of groupwork, where the goal was to facilitate a workshop ourselves. The participants had many fun and interesting inputs on what to facilitate a workshop on and how to structure it. We split in five groups with , and the topics of the workshops ended up being: ‘The Jounrey from Fear to Love’, ‘Finding your Personal Gift’, ‘Shadow Work’, ‘Menstruation’ and ‘Lunch’. These topics were prepared as workshops for sharing knowledge and experience from one participant to the other. During one and a half day of groupwork, the workshops were discussed, prepared and refined, so that we were able to hold space for each other.

Tools for holding space

Sociocratic methods of decision making were used to create a safe room for everybody to be in. The first day measures for Covid19 was discussed in the group, where everyone could share their thoughts and feelings on the topic. Some of us were so touched in their heart by restrictions and the urgency, that we were crying and shouting. This is the truth we live in and we see it better to express our feelings, than to suppress.

Together we are going through the process of accept, holding space, letting everyone be heard. While we wear a mask, when we speak, sanitize our hands after touching and keep distance of each other. We are living together, sharing our inner thoughts and feelings, when there is no room for touching or embracing.

We have learned skills in communication, facilitation, leadership and entrepeneurship during this training for sustainability. Lucilla is the local Italian woman living in Torri Superiore, taking part of the training as a co-facilitator. She is experienced in facilitating meetings in a positive and efficient manner to serve the association or organization to the best.

 

Personal experience

Jasper Keus from Finland has expressed himself about what the training has helped him to understand:

“For me the experience was very eye-opening. I found people with willpower and knowledge for solutions to the world crisis and ways to make them more possible. I found hope. Now I can connect with people who I know have made an effort to understand each other and themselves. People who are capable of facing conflicts and accepting our differences. It’s making us capable to work together.

We lived together for a whole week. It was special to share our backgrounds and experiences while using the tools we were gaining from the training.

I’ve learned a lot with leading and facilitating a group and I will definitely put these things into practice. I’m willing to learn more and go deeper into the art of leadership.”

 

Conflict management and communication

One of the main components of the teaching was how to handle conflict and communicate in a group, but also with your peer people. Communication at the basis is about how we exchange information with each other. Our values and our personality are recognized through communication, which can happen through three channels: verbal, para-verbal and non-verbal. If there is a duality in any of these three, there will be a miscommunication.

When a conflict arises, it will cause an emotional reaction between the people involved in the conflict. These feelings will be disagreement and discomfort. The discontent is rooted in the fact that there are two arguments going against each other, which is what the conflict arises from. Two different expectations of what was needed and requested creates the disagreement. This situation can create discomfort and our feelings will be hurt, sad, angry or disappointed. As a facilitator it is important to be able to recognize and distinguish what disagreement evokes emotions and analyze the situation from a more objective point of view. In this way a resolution to the conflict can be found when both parts are heard and understood from the basis of this understanding.


Active learning

A big part of the learning was as Jasper expresses not only done in the formal training sessions, but also during lunch and at the jam after dinner. In this way we got to know each other and create new relations across Europe. I personally feel the courage and wonder of what we can do as a group. We have the common mindset that we want the change to happen through personal effort. If we all do a little in our place in the world, together we can change the world. I have learnt to step up in front of a crowd and tell the story I want to live.

Etik workshop på Diplom gathering

Af Aiah Noack

De tre etiske grundregler er enkle at huske, og kendt af alle permakulturister.

https://www.knoxvillepermaculture.net/permawhat

På Permaculture gathering i London marts 2020 blev etik drøftet i en workshop og det er tanker og indtryk herfra, som jeg kort vil belyse og trække op.

Kerry … der holdt workshoppen indledte med et taknemmelighedsritual der lagde stemningen og integriteten for hele workshoppen. Hun beskrev etikken således:

  • Jorden – Gaia – indbyggerne
  • Folket – det hjerte de bringer – forfædre der bringer livet videre
  • Fordelingen – de ressourcer vi tager vare på – den overflod som naturen øser af – før og efter

Vi refererer til David Holmgren for etik og principper, men Mollisons kunne også være fine.

Spørgsmålene der kommer op:

  • Er alle etikkerne lige vigtige?
  • Etik i permakultur designs?
  • Etik sammenlignet med andre discipliner, som buddhismens fem forskrifter, de ti bud, the do’es and the don’ts
  • Det regenerative landbrug i permakultur?

Helt centralt for os der gerne vil lave ti designs i et diplomarbejde – er etik noget der går dybere end at checke om det passer til designet som en eftertanke eller en checkmetode? Skal og kan der checkes op til sidst, eller kan og skal de etiske grundregler indtænkes ved designets første skitser og noter? Der var overvejende enighed blandt workshop deltagerne om at etikreglerne blev checket til sidst, ikke indtænkt fra start. Spørgsmålet er om det er noget vi skal arbejde med, udvikle på, gøre mere centralt i opgavearbejde. Er det ikke i virkeligheden etikreglerne i en nøddeskal?

Aiah Noack, PDC-holder, indehaver af LAND-centeret Naturplanteskolen

Deltagelse i diplomforsamlingen 7-8. marts var støttet af Erasmus+.

Der var godt liv i forsamlingen og netværket blev styrket på kryds og tværs.

Haven udenfor centeret i London, hvor diplom-forsamlingen blev holdt.

Midt i en fremlæggelse af design og metoder brugt.

Youth Exchange i Portugal

SUSTAINABILITY IN PRACTICE
PERMACULTURE: NATURAL BUILDING & GARDENING SKILLS

HVAD HANDLER DET OM?

Et Youth Exchange er en aktivitet der er finansieret af Erasmus+ Fonde. I denne aktivitet vil man lære om og hjælpe med at bygge en muldtoilet, undendørs bruserbad og udendørs køkken med pizzaovn samt deltage i vedligeholdelse af haven og fælles aktiviteter.

HVOR?

Denne Youth Exchange vil finde sted på et permakultur-sted der hedder Aldeia do Vale, i Portugal. Aldeia do Vale har ansøgt penge til et projekt med hjælp af andre organisationer i Europa. Projektet handler om at lære om permakultur og skabe noget sammen med hjælp af unge.

www.aldeiadovale.com

HVORNÅR?

I august eller september måned, i 2020. Der kommer flere oplysninger om nogle måneder

HVEM KAN ANSØGE?

Man skal sende en ansøgning + CV på engelsk til Permakultur Danmark (Ungdom@permakultur-danmark.dk) før den 31. Maj.
Det er vigtigt at du tænker over hvordan Permakultur Danmark kan drage nytte af at du tager på denne ungdomsudveksling og hvad du skal bruge dette kursus til, når du er tilbage i Danmark.
 
Der er 5 pladser til unge (18-30år).
Finansieret af EU Fonde