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A Stranger in a Strange Land: Working Successfully Abroad

With Rico Zook, International  Permaculture Teacher OCTOBER 23rd – 25th,  2015 (only opportunity in Europe in 2015) Today many people want to help others to live on our planet in a better way. All over the globe people of the majority world are starting to realize that the industrial model has serious flaws. They’re looking […]

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Widening Participation

Weeds or Wisdom? Latvian Eco-Health Farmers on the Road to Resilience

by Guntra A. Aistara, Central European University July 4, 2014 Condensed summary of chapter published in Environmental Anthropology Engaging Ecotopian Imaginaries: Bioregionalism, Permaculture, and Ecovillages for a Sustainable Future, Berghahn Books, 2013. On a tour of organic farms in Austria in 2006, one farmer proudly showed off her raised garden beds brimming with a diversity […]

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Partnership Widening Participation

Strategies to Widen Participation : Survey Results

For this small survey, responses were given by only eight EPT partner countries (ES, GE, FR, BG, SLO, CZ, NL), whose educational activities are conducted in more than 17 countries in Europe and other parts of the world. Spain is exceptional in this case with reaching people in 4 continents through on-line teaching. Educational activities […]

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Widening Participation

Widening Participation – Course Formats

When designing a Permaculture course we have to consider many aspects, one of the most crucial being “Widening Participation”. The main consideration is our target market. Different target groups will require a differently formatted course. Mentally and physically challenged students may need different approaches and the use of different pedagogies. People also learn in different […]

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EPT Partner News Friland Meetings

Third Day at Friland Meeting

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 […]