Aardwerk Summer School 2015: Cancelled

Cancelled Except TuinHack Hacakthon
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Hackathon Urban Farming: TuinHack

In conjunction with the Eindhoven Mini Maker Faire, Aardwerk hosts an Urban Farming Hackathon. Challenges include: Make, Play, Sense & Quantify and Distribute.

You will participate in multi-diciplinairy teams to bring innovative concepts to a working prototype stage in under 32 hours. You will meet subject experts, creatives, makers and hackers.

FutureFoodHAck2015 Vs5 from Thomas Bouwman on Vimeo.

(Future Food Hack)


(Hack Food Waste)


(Flora Fauna Hack)

We will dive into real-world challenges in the urban food cycle, from soil to harvest to table to toilet and back to the soil. Challenges are opportunities for innovation and creative solutions. We will explore new applications of existing and appropriate technology, creating local human scale solution in an industrial world.

The aim is to produce a working prototype within the time frame of the Hackathon. The prototype may be serve as a starting point for further development with your team, a challenge owner or sponsor.

All projects will be showcased on the Mindhoven website, where it will get exposure and opportunities may develop to bring your design “to market”.

There will be prizes to win, either in cash or in-kind.

AUDIENCE

The Urban Farming Hacakthon is of interest to anyone in urban agriculture, design, art, hardware and software technology, business development and marketing.

Especially young professionals and seniors are invited to participate. We aim at a good balance between men and women, between locals/expats from the Eindhoven region and the wider Euro region, including Belgium, Luxemburg and Germany in particular.

BENEFITS

  • Great opportunity to meet and work with people you wouldn’t normally come across in your own network.
  • Be inspired and achieve something practical beyond your familiar comfort zone. The rush of discovery!
  • Great food and great company.
  • Go home with new friends and new business opportunities.

TEAM

leo1200Leo Bakx – a veteran of many hackathons, e.g. Flora Fauna Hack, Age Hack I & II, Hack Food Waste, permaculture designer and teacher at Aardwerk Academy. Involved in urban farming projects like High Tech Campus and Technical University Community Gardens.

He will be assisted by some surprise guests.

dscf6753Elin Olga Magndahl is our Swedish Chef serving delicious healthy meals. She is assisted by our volunteers. Elin Olga catered to the needs of Ridgedale Permaculture in Värmland, Sweden last year and is now touring Europa as freelance PDC chef. “This is my passion and my aspiration, to offer a culinary adventure into the world of health and flavour. I wish to grow within the practice as a chef and nurture people all over Europe.

LOCATION & DATES

Stadslab St. Josef, Bloemfonteinstraat 62, Eindhoven, The Netherlands

29/30 August 2015, 09:00 – late. Closing ceremony 30 August at 16:00h.

COST & REGISTRATION

Ticket price: FREE! including meals.

Register online. REGISTRATION STILL OPEN – till 1 August 2015.


Permaculture Boot Camp

An intensive hands-on experience that will empower you to transition your business or organisation from old-world linear industrial thinking to future-proof human scale spiral development. With internationally respected and experienced top teaching team John Button, Francesca Simonetti & friends. At Eindhoven’s City Lab St, Josef. With delicious food by Swedish Chef Elin Olga Magndahl. An opportunity to network informally with like-minded entrepreneurs and enterprising high-level government and NGO officials.

Participants that successfully complete the course receive an internationally recognised PDC certificate.

The programme will cover subjects like:

  • Permaculture ethics and principles,
  • Designing with nature rather then against,
  • Systems Thinking,
  • Location sensitive design,
  • Developing Natural and social capital,
  • Regenerative Business Systems,
  • Effective long-term ROI strategies in a chaotic world,
  • Thriving Learning Communities.

Audience

Business owners, government policy makers, professional creative innovators and developers. The course may also be of interest to students in the field of governance, education or business management.

Benefits

  • You will connect the dots between creative and sustainable solutions and the many challenges of today – and tomorrow. This course will change your life.
  • You will build and strengthen your network in permanent innovation.
  • You will discover the tools and skills to design and improve your systems – whether business, organisation or community.

Team

cropped-cropped-dscf709011Internationally renowned teachers John Button and Francesca Simonetti will lead the course, with surprise guests. John and Franci have more then 40 years of experience designing and teaching permaculture around the world.

John Button, is a Permaculture designer, educator and consultant, with over thirty years experience in Australia, South and South East Asia, Africa and Europe, through broadly diverse climatic, social and economic conditions, working with individuals, institutions and commercial enterprises.

Francesca Simonetti is agronomist and counsellor, with more than 15 years of professional experience. she has worked for public administrations, public and private clients, in various sectors, such as: landscape design, phytopathology and valuation of existing trees (VTA Visual Trees Assessment), environmental assessment, montoring of forest and agricultural plants, environmental education and creative workshops for children.

John and Franci are based in Montescheno, Italy.

Website: naturedesignsjohnfranci.com

dscf6753Elin Olga Magndahl is our Swedish Chef serving delicious healthy meals. She is assisted by our expert volunteers. Elin Olga catered to the needs of Ridgedale Permaculture in Värmland, Sweden last year and is now touring Europa as freelance PDC chef. “This is my passion and my aspiration, to offer a culinary adventure into the world of health and flavour. I wish to grow within the practice as a chef and nurture people all over Europe.

Location & Dates

City Lab St. Josef, Bloemfonteintraat 62, Eindhoven, The Netherlands.

The course starts on 3 August 2015 and closes 24 August. There will be two “days off” and three field trip days.

Cost & Registration

Ticket price: €2700 including all meals and taxes; excluding accommodation.

Registration Cancelled.

Workshop working with Children & Permaculture

You have a business and are offering in-house day care for your employees’ children. Or you run a school with a school garden. Is it a gimmick, a drain or can it be a productive asset for your organisation?

Using permaculture design principles can create opportunities for income to offset your operating costs while achieving goals in corporate social responsibility or core curriculum goals. And of course an urban (school) garden is cool, fun and healthy… and may improve the value of your property too.

Lead by internationally renowned teacher Gaye Amus from Finland/Turkey, the workshop will introduce the permaculture design concepts associated with running a successful outdoor classroom suitable for a range of applications in corporate or public child day care, primary and secondary education.

“This two day workshop will give an insight on how children can be included in Permaculture. It will provide participants the opportunity to learn what permaculture has to offer to children and find ways of imbedding it in their learning environments. This workshop which includes presentations, group work and games is primarily held outdoors. It is aimed at kindergarten teachers, educators, policy makers and anyone who is interested in permaculture with children.” – Gaye Amus

AUDIENCE

Business owners, day care operators, school directors, teachers, education developers, government education policy makers, social innovators, parents and support staff. The workshop may also be of interest to students in the field of education and business management.

BENEFITS

  • You will be inspired to build your own outdoor classroom.
  • Kids will be healthier and happier, possibly lower medical costs and higher creativity & productivity later in life.
  • Your day care facility or school may turn a profit from the proceeds of the garden.
  • You will discover ways to achieve core curriculum goals by enjoying outdoors activities.
  • You will have a fun experience!

TEAM

Gaye Amus_bio_photoGaye Amus is an environmental educator specialized in early childhood education and certified permaculture designer with experience in warm and cold temperate climates. She has a special interest in alternative education and passion for early childhood education. Her experiences in this field came forth from her acquaintance with the Reggio Emilia approach and outdoor education as it is currently taking place in the Nordic countries. She is currently giving workshops and seminars on outdoor learning, forest kindergartens and sustainability in early childhood education. Her initial exploration in applying Permaculture had been in the kindergarten she worked in and her garden in Finland. She is part of the European Permaculture Teachers Network and participated in the two year EU funded project: “Teaching permaculture in Europe: sustainable ways of sharing knowledge” which was judged “very good” by the national agencies of the 12 partner countries.

Website: learninginnature.org

LOCATION & DATES

Stadslab St. Josef, Bloemfonteinstraat 62, Eindhoven, The Netherlands

25/26 August 2015, 09:00 – 17:00.

COST & REGISTRATION

Ticket price: €300 including meals and taxes.

Registration deadline: cancelled.

Workshop Living Soils

Change the soil – change the people. Food production, health, wellbeing and community are closely linked. And all start with the state of the soil, the living skin of our small blue planet. The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation declared 2015 the International Year of Soils. Our workshop Living Soils: Regeneration points the way to practical designs to regenerate our depleted soils. What can we do at multiple levels: consumer, producer, regulator, business operator etc.

AUDIENCE

Business owners, urban farm operators, government policy makers and social innovators. The workshop may also be of interest to students in the field of agriculture, food and business management.

BENEFITS

  • You will take home a toolkit to enliven your soil.
  • You will never see your soil in the same way again: gold mine rather then waste dump.
  • You will have a good understanding of the soil as a living system with suggestions of how to leverage this living community to serve human health, wellbeing and enterprise.

TEAM

IMG_0279Linder van den Heerik, trained with permaculture experts Patrick Whitefield, Rosemary Morrow and Tomas Remiarz. With Frans-Jan de Waard, author of “Tuinen van overvloed”, he teaches Permaculture Design Courses since 2011. Linder also supports many volunteer projects and does teaching apprenticeships.

Location & Date

Stadslab St. Josef, Bloemfonteinstraat 62, Eindhoven, The Netherlands

27/28 August 2015, 09:00 – 17:00.

COST & REGISTRATION

Ticket price: €200 including meals and taxes.

Registration Cancelled.