Aims and Objectives:
Strengths, Weaknesses and Opportunities (PDF)
Questionnaire on Structures of Permaculture Education 2012 (PDF)
Courses & Diploma Pathways
Teachers & Trainees
Permakultur Akademie Tutors List
Jan “Kipper” Fischer
Jan Fischer, Permakultur Akademie Deutschland interviewed by Monika Frank 28th – 30th of June 2014.
The interest into permaculture has largely increased in Germany over the last two years, the Akademie has responded to this by organising more PDCs (in 2014 8 instead of 4-5 in the previous years) and has lifted the restricition on the number of PDCs, established in the past to avoid competition. Also the number of students enrolled in the Akademie has doubled which led to more persons working as tutors and on the online-structures with these students.
The idea of regionalisation takes place with more regionally based introduction courses. This development would have been taken place maybe also without the european partnership, but the regular contacts with collegues from other countries has helped the awareness to be part of a bigger network which supports each member of it. The sessions about pedagogy and teaching methods have inspired some german permaculture teachers to organise the first teacher trainings in their country which have taken place only in other european countries so far.
Continue reading Update – How Have the Permaculture Educational Structures Changed in Germany in the Years 2012 – 2014?
PROJECT NAME: gASTWERKe e.V.
LOCATION: Escherode, Staufenberg; Germany
SIZE: 10 ha
DATE DESIGNED/PLANNED: Project Start 2008
DESIGNER: All community members
CLIENT/DEVELOPER: Intentional community gASTWERKe e.V.
MANAGED BY: All community members
CONTACT AND FURTHER INFORMATION: www.gastwerke.de
Continue reading Case study for the gASTWERKe Community in Escherode (Germany)
By Sandra Campe
For about 6 years now, we are having 4 main networking and action learning meetings a year: one in each season. The first in the year happens in February, the “winter meeting”. This is really a networking meeting with project presentations, open space time, discussions, games,… In spring, the meeting happens around Ascension Day (I guess the reason for that is because that is a holiday in Germany and this creates a prolonged weekend), this is long-standing.
In summer, we meet for the “summer academy”, which is often 10 – 14 days of camping, hands-on activities, project & diploma presentations, peer learning, bonfires and joy.
And last but not least in the year, usually on the 3rd weekend in September we meet for the “Annual Convention”, at which the annual assembly of the german PC association takes place.
Continue reading What is going on in the Permaculture Network in Germany!?
The Partnership’s kick-off meeting was held in August 2012 in Escherode near Kassel in Germany.
Helder Valente shares this video of impressions of that first meeting.