Below you can find the full schedule for all the activities happening at the FAF #5 in Wageningen on the 13th and 14th of June. We are really happy to be able to make this happen and we also want to make sure to keep everyone safe which is why we ask you to keep the following in mind: Please register for each activity that you want to join beforehand online with the links provided below as capacity is limited. Make sure that you read our Covid-19 Protocol carefully when you register for an activity, this includes all the guidelines we will follow in order to keep each other safe during the event.
We are super excited for you to join us and can’t wait to explore all of the activities together, see you then!
Sunday 13th June
Biking from Utrecht
If you joined Utrecht program and you are interested in joining Wageningen program too, you can bike with us to the location in Wageningen. Please come prepared with your own water and food as well as an appropriate bike and attire.
We will depart form (Utrecht location) at 9.30 so be on time.
10:30-12:00 Local consumption game
Have you always been curious to know which local products are produced in Wageningen and where you can buy them? Then this activity is for you! We will give you some hints that will guide you through Droevendaal in order to find all its hidden treasures!
The treasure hunt will be mixed with parts of the game ludi soli, developed by Corentin Bisot and Morgane Van Dam, which will help you understand the different cause and effect relationships in the soil system and how collective choices can influence them.
Starting Location: Dreovendaal community, (Droevendaalsesteeg 87, 6708 PS Wageningen, https://goo.gl/maps/sM7g732dH9MH98kb9)
Max Amount of people: 5 per group, 5 groups (25 people)
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12:00-14:00 Lunch at Creative Garden
Two groups will be made, one will lunch from 12- 13h and the second from 13 – 14h. While people are having lunch, the other half can attend a tour of the Creative Community Garden Wageningen.
The Creative Community Garden Wageningen is an organic garden run by a group of volunteers. We work together to create a shared experimental garden where we can explore different growing techniques and learn from each other. Our focus is on creating an inclusive teaching and learning space with a focus on agriculture, building community networks and capacity building among members.
Location: Bornsesteeg 87, 6708 PD Wageningen; https://goo.gl/maps/6cpsa4ys2orr5bmd9
14:00-16:00 Workshop about Food Forest design – with Pablo Van Neste
Come and learn about the ways of designing a food forest with Pablo!
Pablo Van Neste is an alumnus of Wageningen University and Research with a master in Organic Agriculture and wrote his thesis on ‘Children’s Ideas for Designing Educational Forest Gardens in the Netherlands’. He is an active member of Droevendaal Food Forest together with Jordy van Eijk, Louise van der Stok, Arnold van der Leij and Kees van Veluw. For the last few years, he has spent his time nurturing the link between agroforestry and outdoor learning through the Ecoliteracy Program. His passion for music, ecology, children, and playing games all contribute to the success the program. Pablo hopes to contribute to building a generation of forest garden educators and outdoor classrooms based on the principles of permaculture, ecoliteracy and deep ecology. He plans to co-create a forest garden with his best friends.
Location: Kielekampsteeg 34, 6708 PC Wageningen, https://goo.gl/maps/vVuykrsoH2LdPqpF6
Maximoum Amount of people: 20
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14:00 -16:00 Braiding the History of African Rice – Storytelling by Maimouna
Together, we will explore the challenges of using interdisciplinary methods when retelling history. African rice (Oryza glaberrima) was first domesticated in the flood plains of the Niger River, present-day Mali. We will unravel the gender dynamics and technology that was present in West Africa to establish African rice cultivation during pre-colonial times and how that rice was was braided into the hair of enslaved women when they crossed the Atlantic to Suriname and North America.
About the speaker: I’m Maïmouna Kanté and I have a keen interest in the intersections between science, cultures, religions, artistic expressions, and identities related African affairs through agroecology.
Location: Creative Garden (Bornsesteeg 87, 6708 PD Wageningen; https://goo.gl/maps/6cpsa4ys2orr5bmd9)
Maximum Amount of People: 7 per session
Session 1 (14:00-14:45) [already full]
Session 2 (15:00-15:45) [already full]
14:00 -16:00 Land occupation workshop in Ppauw– by Erik and Astrid
Ppauw is a mobile ecotown on an old hospital terrain where parts of the future society are being created. It is a place where everyone can learn and experiment with ecological, grassroots solutions to big problems. The community lives off-grid, sourcing electricity from the sun, food from the soil and putting humanure where it belongs. But how did this place come to be? Erik Groen squatted the land 7 years ago as it was a neglected piece of Wageningen. How does this work? What are the reasons for occupying land and how can it be a powerful tool of resistance? Join us for a tour of the place, followed by an interactive circle talk with Erik and Astrid.
Location: Ppauw (Wildgraaf, 6704 PA Wageningen, https://goo.gl/maps/EKPA54arxydBhPyUA)
Maximum Amount of People: unlimited
14:00 -16:00 Visit to Wageningen Student Farm (WSF) and Composting & Clayball Workshops – by Rens and Bob
Wageningen Student Farm is a self-organized association where students bring their knowledge of organic farming and biobased-production into practice. All to be discovered during our visit!
Next to this, two workshops will take place that you can join!
You can eather learn how to make compost and the different types and technics to create it. You will be able to see the different types they have on farm (“conventional’ composting, Bokashi composting & worm compost). But that’s not all, you can get your hands dirty! We are going to make a compost pile and start the process, then there will be no excuse anymore to not reuse your kitchen waste!
Another option will be to make your own seedballs. Seeds protected by clayballs are a good solution for no till or no dig agriculture. Because the seeds are protected from birds or insects, that could otherwise eat the seeds, they can be sown directly onto the land by just throwing the clayballs on the field. It is a great technique useful in natural farming that makes sowing without disturbing the soil so much easier. You will prepare your own clayballs from scratch so you will learn this fun and useful activity. Bring your own seeds!
Location: Wageningen Student Farm (Akkermaalsbos 2, 6708 BW Wageningen, https://goo.gl/maps/itsqCfUu1H3Dwo1f6 )
Maximum Amount of People: 11 [Already full]
16:00-18:00 XR Landbouw: Activism in our agricultural system
Why is activism needed in the Dutch agricultural system? In this workshop, Roos and Ronald will address this question and talk about how XR landbouw acts. They will present you the Rabobank campaign as an example of what is possible. Afterwards you will have space to brainstorm, give input and share your thoughts about this topics and the multiple possibilities of action.
Roos Saat is a biodynamic farmer and activist.
Ronald van Marlen works in the organic sector and has a lot of knowledge about corporate roles and influence in Dutch agriculture.
Both are active in XR Landbouw and would love to share with you their passion and struggle!
16:00-18:00 Excursion to Nieuwe Ronde
The fields of De Nieuwe Ronde are located at 2 beautiful locations on the Wageningse Eng: on the Oude Diedenweg, against the forest edge of Wageningen-Hoog (run by horticulturist Klaas Nijhof) and on the Honingblokpad (run by horticulturist Pieter Lammerts). The fields are maintained by Klaas and Pieter, assisted by members and volunteers. They do this according to the guidelines of organic farming: no fertilizers, no pesticides (at all) and taking into account as much as possible what naturally grows and blooms.
From spring until well into winter, an abundance of vegetables, berries, strawberries and herbs grows on the fields of De Nieuwe Ronde. All subscribers to De Nieuwe Ronde can reap what they think they need on a daily basis. But De Nieuwe Ronde is much more than a field with vegetables. Away from the crowds and stress and yet close to the city, this is a place to enjoy. Harvesting vegetables yourself is an experience for children, young people and adult
Read more about it on Nieuwe Ronde’s website : www.denieuweronde.nl
Location: Nieuwe Ronde (Oude Diedenweg (next to nr. 108) Wageningen, https://www.google.nl/maps/place/Oude+Diedenweg,+Wageningen)
Maximum Amount of People: 15
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16:00-18:00 Excursion to Ommuurde Tuin
In this excursion we can observe how a small scale (peasant) garden can give rise to an enormous biodiversity (more than 400 varieties of vegetables, fruits, tubers and herbs, including old varieties). They work with nature inclusive agricultural practices, the agroecological principles and special methods to enrich the soil as a basis for growing healthy crops. They will share their knowledge about these topics and about how to earn a living form one hectare (via adding value to their product and via Community Supported Agriculture). They also organize a Yearly Master Class called: Agroecology in practice and welcome volunteers & interns into their farm.
Read more about it on The Ommuurde Tuin’s website : http://www.ommuurdetuin.nl/english
Location: De Ommuurde Tuin (Kortenburg 16, 6871 ND Renkum, https://goo.gl/maps/z3M2ZBp3YNMDPYGf9 )
Maximum Amount of People: 15 [Already full]
16:00-18:00 Oppressive education structures and how to overcome them – Panel Discussion (Offline and online)
In this panel discussion we would like to hear different ideas about the way western education and research is rooted within colonial and patriarchal structures and how this shape the framing of problems and solutions in our food systems. Next to this, we would also discuss possible pathways to overcome these issues.
We chose to have speakers who relate to education and research in different ways and have different methods to change it. The session will be also interactive with the audience online and offline in order to explore possibilities on how to make our education about food systems more inclusive, diverse and fair.
Speakers: David Ludwig (professor and researcher at WUR), Solina Dialo (student and activist), Louise Vercruysse (grassroot education/boerengroep), Pablo Van Neste (ecoliteracy), surprise speaker (to be announced soon).
18:00-22:00 EVENING PROGRAM [already full]
19:00 Poetry Night
After a day of wondrous workshops we wish to gather around to share poems, self-written or found somewhere, something that comes to you in the moment, or words that have been sitting on your lips all day. As you make your way through the ecovillage and gardens and communities of Wageningen you may find yourself inspired, enchanted, and endlessly creative – what better outlet than some poetry?
We will gather in the cozy mother-ship at Ppauw to take flight into ourselves and each other. Poetry about food, about soil, about butterflies and bees and all the in-betweens are welcome. Anything else is also welcome; prose, stories, rhymes! Much love !!!!
20:00-22:00 Music: Luuk Lenders
Luuk Lenders is known for his creative folk music with special flutes, accordion, foot percussion, mini harmonica, ping pong balls and homemade instruments. Sometimes he even plays three or four instruments at the same time! His concerts are adventurous and virtuoso, touching and funny and involuntarily put a smile on your face. As a collector of flutes, he has a lot to whistle and tell. The Arabian shepherd’s flute rustles like a desert wind, the Irish whistle sings like a nightingale and the Swedish overtone flute rocks like an Elvis.
Monday 14th June
09:00-11:00 Flag painting
Join us for a workshop to prepare some more flags for the planting of the revolution!
Location: Ppauw (Wildgraaf, 6704 PA Wageningen, https://goo.gl/maps/EKPA54arxydBhPyUA)
Maximum people: unlimited
12:00-14:00 Planting the Revolution
Take your flag, bike, music and voice and let’s go plant the revolution on the walk of shame of Wageningen University and research in a fun and colourful way!
Location: WUR (6708 PB Wageningen, https://goo.gl/maps/EKPA54arxydBhPyUA)