PROJECT NAME: Friland Eco Village
LOCATION: Denmark, Friland
SIZE: 10 hectares, 105 people (75 adults, 30 children),
DATE DESIGNED/PLANNED: 2002
DESIGNER: Steen Moeller and others
CLIENT/DEVELOPER: Friland community
MANAGED BY: Community of Friland
CONTACT AND FURTHER INFORMATION: www.friland.org (Catherine, Tove, Tycho, Karoline)
Like every morning, we formed the opening circle to start off the day, where everyone shared something learned the day before.
The morning was dedicated to working on widening participation when designing permaculture courses. The aim is to reach different audiences that are not usually represented in permaculture courses. The topics were chosen from a survey that had been passed among the members of the partnership. The topics covered in the session were: Continue reading Third Day at Friland Meeting→
We started with a morning circle where we shared in pairs, how we felt about the day before, and we were also asked to pop-corn inspiring moments about yesterday’s events. The rest of the morning was dedicated to working on the primary activities, where progress has been made in the production of materials for the COMPOST (this website).
After lunch, a visit to Tycho and Karoline’s home (and LAND project) was repeated on behalf of those who didn’t do it yesterday. The first activity right after lunch was a World Café to envisage the future of the European Teacher’s network, with an objective to determine the next achievable steps. The rest of the afternoon continued with work on the primary activities.
After dinner we enjoyed learning traditional Danish folks dances accompanied by violin, thanks to two incredibly patient teachers, circular dances from Israel and Romania, an impromptu, improvised, interpretive music and dance experience accompanied by piano, guitar, drum and violin, and typical food and drinks from several countries, celebrating our diversity.
The sixth of the EPT meetings has started today at Friland ecovillage, in Denmark with some 35 participants from Germany, Bulgaria, Ireland, Britain, Spain, Czech Republic, Latvia, France, Slovakia, Finland, Holland, Sweden and Denmark.
After the welcoming and presentations we did a group dynamic where we explored
what happened in the previous meetings through an Appreciative Inquiry, reflections on the I, the We, the world pattern and reconnecting with the primary activities (PAs), with a brief presentation of each one.
The next EPT meeting will be in Denmark, at the intentional community Friland, on 26th of May to 1st of June 2014.
We look forward to welcoming you all here! The focus of the meeting will be around finalising the Teachers’ Handbook and the other primary activities, outreach beyond the permateachers’ group, as well as looking ahead to the time after the partnership ends. Already plans are being discussed and opportunities are being checked out.
The venue for the 6th meeting in the partnership is located in Denmark at the intentional community Friland.
To view a very short presentation of the site and some keywords about our focus, click here on this link to open a pdf: EPT Denmark Friland presentation