We are a women’s organization that works for agroecology, permaculture and the transformation of the foWe are a women’s organization that works for agroecology, permaculture and changing the food system to be organic and ethical. We work with non-governmental organizations, public institutions, schools and nurseries, so that our cities are edible, consumers more aware, and farmers more focused on regenerating the soil and producing healthy food.od system into an ecological and ethical one. We work with non-governmental organizations, public institutions, schools and kindergartens to make our cities edible, consumers more aware, and farmers and farmers to focus on regenerating the soil and producing healthy food.
How can we help you?
Contact us if you care about any of the following issues:
Creating sustainable food policies – consultations, workshops, debates.
Designing community gardens, including educational gardens in schools and nurseries, as well as common gardens in companies and public institutions.
Conducting workshops and training programs in the fields of:
• food communities
• seed preservation
• urban gardening
Development of guides and educational materials (podcasts, videos, webinars, guides, brochures)
Conducting webinars and discussion panels
Conducting social research (Action Research)
How do we work?
We create an original curriculum of classes and workshops tailored to your needs; in our classes theory is intertwined with matter. We place great emphasis on the participation of participants in the workshops; we believe that each of us can act in a dual role – as both a teacher and a student.
In our projects, we follow a three-step rule:
1. Research on needs and good practices (we start by examining the existing reality, we create a bank of case studies, tailored to the topic. On this basis, we prepare a short publication or presentation and a program for the next stage. We involve the local community in the research, taking into account the voice of citizens)
2. Expert workshop (in the next step, we conduct a series of training sessions and courses, most often in the heart of organic farms and gardens. Our classes are maintained in the spirit of peer exchange, in which experts supplement knowledge and stimulate a dialogue of various perspectives, with an emphasis on mobilizing imagination and activity. Training sessions can take into account the dimension of site design and combine gardening education with deepening cooperation in your group or organization.
3. Pilot studies/Innovation (the last stage of the project is the implementation of a pilot solution developed together with experts and workshop participants, which can be scalable and repeated in other places).
Our approach, during the Ruralisation project, has been recognized as an example of good practice in the European Union,.
Who to get in touch with?
We know that food systems are a complex issue, which is why we try to look at them from various perspectives: anthropological, ecological and political. Depending on your needs and interests, your questions will eagerly be answered by:
Permaculture (garden design, substantive consultations) – Joanna Bojczewska
Agroecology, Food Communities and Seed Preservation – Joanna Bojczewska, Wioletta Olejarczyk
Food communities (food cooperatives, CSAs) – Wioletta Olejarczyk, Barbara Kurek
Food policy and edible city – Klaudia Kryńska, Paulina Jeziorek, Aleksandra Mielczarek
Community and educational gardens – Klaudia Kryńska, Paulina Jeziorek
Global education – Joanna Humka
Green roofs – Aleksandra Mielczarek
We also regularly cooperate with a network of educators and leaders of other community organizations, as well as thematic experts and trainers