Name of the Organization:

‘De Ommuurde Tuin’ & Toekomstboeren (La Via Campesina Nld)

 

Country:

The Netherlands

 

Organization description:

De Ommuurde Tuin is a one hectare agroecological peasant garden with more than 400 varieties of vegetables, herbs and fruits – including some old varieties from the seed bank in Wageningen. It is a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) garden with 80 families who are shareholder and collect their share of the harvest, every week in a veggy bag.

 

Training description:

Masterclass Agroecology in practice (English) Masterclass for people who want to learn about agroecology in practice. Whether you actually want to start a garden/farm yourself or if you want to start projects with peasants in the Netherlands or abroad – this course will provide you with the practical knowledge you need. “Taught by people with hands-on-experience, this course provides learners with a unique opportunity to put theory into practice. It gives learners the tools they need to move forward with agroecological food production, touching on agroecology as a practice, a science and a movement. If you want to start growing food, or if you want to develop a stronger, more sustainable and resilient food system, then this is the course for you.” – Jessica Duncan, Wageningen University Teacher of the Year.

Topics will be :

·        How to design a garden with different varieties of vegetables, herbs and fruits, considering crop rotation?

·        How do you generate an income, as a peasant, from small scale agriculture?

·        How to start a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) step by step?

·        How do you get access to land and build up a healthy soil life?

·        What is our experience with different kinds of tools and machinery for a small scale garden?

·        How to make compost or bokashi?

·        Where do you get seeds and seedlings and what is important to take into account?

·        How do you get ‘natural enemies’ into your garden, which can attack pests?

 

 

Duration of the training:

Masterclass Agroecology in Practice (English) : 5 days (18th – 22 nd March 2019)

Course Agro-ecologie in Praktijk (Dutch) : 10 days (8 lesson days + 2 excusion days + internship at the garden workshop of your choice)

 

Registration:

English course : Send a motivation letter of max A4 – before the 18th of February 2019 – to educatie@ommuurdetuin.nl Please note: people who want to take this course, because they want to start their own farm/garden will be given priority during the selection process.

Dutch Course : Send your motivation letter of max. A4 before Monday 17th of December 2018 to: educatie@ommuurdetuin.nl Please note: there are a limited number of places available and people who want to start their own farm/garden will be given priority during the selection process.

 

Skills which can be acquired:

English Course :

·        How to start a CSA garden step by step

·        Practical knowledge about the soil, how to make bokashi compost, diseases and pest control, design of the garden, crop rotation, seeds and seedlings, how to get an income from a small scale organic agroecological garden.

Dutch Course :

·        Hoe start je stap voor stap een CSA tuinderij

·       Practical knowledge about the soil, how to make bokashi compost, tools and machines, cultivation plan, seeds and planting stock, diseases and pests control, how to get an income from a small-scale CSA garden

 

Contacts:

Elske Hageraats

0648663589

Educatie@ommuurdetuin.nl

 

Website:

http://www.ommuurdetuin.nl/cursus