Case study for the gASTWERKe Community in Escherode (Germany)

DATE: 25.03.2013IMG_0528_3
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
Forstamtstraße 6
34355 Staufenberg

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Escherode (GE)

During the kick-off gathering in Escherode, Germany, the partners met for the first time. The days were spent with intense discussions about how to come to the results that the Partnership wants to achieve.

The decision was taken to use the “Viable Systems Model” as a working structure throughout the EPT-Partnership. A description of this model can be found here. The following graphic displays very simply what the different parts of the VSM are: Map of our Viable Systems Model

Some posts that include a video of impressions and the original invitation follow below.

Kick-off gathering: European PC Teacher’s Partnership

The European Permaculture Teacher’s Partnership “Teaching Permaculture in Europe: Sustainable Ways of Sharing Knowledge” is being launched right after EuPC!


Date: Sun 5th – Tue 7th of August, 2012 

(right after the European Permaculture

Time: Sunday, 18:00 o’clock – Tuesday, 19:00 o’clock

(departure: wednesday morning)

Location: gASTWERKe community (, Escherode/Kassel, Germany

Accomodation: your OWN tent!

(unless you organized something else for the whole EuPC!!!)

Costs: 90 €

(including organic food and accomodation)

Register now at the Permakultur Akademie.

Please note:

If you want to participate in both the EuPC and in the Partnership Gathering, please add this amount to the fee of the EuPC registration fee to save extra money transfer costs! You can register HERE for the EuPC, which happens from August 1st-5th, 2012!

As this is a partnership for permaculture teachers,participation is only possible if you…

  • … have at least completed a Permaculture Design Course (72-hour-course) before the meeting and
  • … plan to pass on knowledge about Permaculture in courses or with an educational organisation!