Join the Open Session 16th May 2021 – International Forum of Permaculture Educators

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Join our open session on the second day of the International Forum of Permaculture Educators. On 16 May, the Forum will be open to wide audiences from Poland and abroad on Biennale Warszawa social channels.

The public programme of the Forum will be divided into three topical blocks, build around values: COMMUNITY, SENSIBILITY, IMAGINATION which we deemed crucial in thinking about education and permaculture. Speakers presenting their ideas will include experienced educators from Poland and pedagogues  from an international collective involved in the project “The Supermarket Museum” carried out by the Agro-Perma Lab foundation. We will be also joined by world-renowned teachers with many years of experience: Rosemary Morrow (co-founder of The Blue Mountains Permaculture Institute, leader in informal permaculture education, author of numerous publications, including Training Permaculture Teachers handbook), Alfred Decker (founder of 12 Principles Permaculture Design and Permaculture Barcelona, experienced teacher and designer) and Tomas Remiarz (teacher with over 20 years of experience; he built permaculture initiatives and communities in the UK, developed research in Permaculture Association UK and conducted training across Europe).

The Forum will be held in English and it will be transmitted on Biennale social media channels. We are planning to use tools that enable viewers commenting and asking questions in real time, so that all participants have the chance to join the broader international discussions.





Block 1.

10:10 – 10:25 – keynote: The Social Microclimate Alfred Decker (12 Principles Permaculture Design)

10:25 – 10:35 Symbiotic design. A philosophy for creating bountiful ecosystems in urban space Michał Augustyn (Bujna Warszawa)

10:35 – 10:45 “Since feeling is first”: Ecosystemic Intelligence and Permaculture Education Joanna Bojczewska (Agro-Perma-Lab Foundation)

10:45 – 10:55 Attitude analysis & (Eight)finity lessons on learning of growing food Iryna Kazakova (Permaculture in Ukraine)

10:55 11:05 Pattern recognition as a universal teaching tool Krystian Stempek (Permakultura Chocianów)

11:05 – 11:20 discussion

11:20 – 11:30 coffee break

Block 2.

11:30 – 11:45 keynote Tomas Remiarz (Permaculture Association UK) [tbc]

11:45 – 11:55 Positive garden psychology for beginners Marcelina Haremza (Ogrodowa Alternatywa)

11:55 – 12:05 Experiential learning cycles in joint learning on farms Susanne Hofmann-Souki (Agrecol)

12:05 – 12:15 Collectivity and empowered migrations: a proposal for changing the food system paradigm Habiba Youseff (Asociación La Bolina)

12:15-12:25 Intergenerational collaboration and activisation of seniors as part of urban community garden Klaudia Kryńska (Służewski Dom Kultury)

12:25 – 12:40 discussion

12:40-13:10 break

Block 3.

13:10 – 13:25 keynote: Imagination and Creativity in Permaculture Teaching for a Shared Future Rosemary Morrow (Permaculture Blue Mountains Institute)

13:25 – 13:35 Small permaculture farm as a place for reconnection Daniel Pacek (“Pacówka” Farm)

13:35 – 13:45 School gardens for food loop education of whole communities Jana Kožnarová (Asociace místních potravinových iniciativ)

13:45 – 13:55 Developing urban permaculture landscape Maciej Łepkowski (Community Garden “Motyka i Słońce”) 

13:55 – 14:05 Permaculture immersion – immerse yourself in a real world of potential and opportunities Łukasz Nowacki (Polski Instytut Badawczy Permakultury)

14:05-14:30 final discussion 

14:30 – closing of the Forum


The Forum is organised by Warsaw Biennale in collaboration with Agro-Perma-Lab FoundationNational centre for Climate Change as well as Nyéléni Polska – Food Sovereignty Network in Poland. 
4 European permaculture organisations collaborate as part of The Supermarket Museum project financed by the Culture of Solidarity Fund:
Asociación La Bolina from Spain,
Permakultura na Ukrainie, from Ukraine
Lebende Samen, Living Seeds from Germany,
Asociace místních potravinových iniciativ from Czech Republic

International partner: European Cultural Foundation (Fb / Twitter)
Forum financed by the Capital City Warsaw ( Warszawa).

If you have any questions about the project or you are interested in taking part, write to us.

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