The Youth Exchange ‘ReActMe’ and a taste of what we have learned!

The youth Exchange ‘ReActMe’ dealing with the themes of permaculture and sustainability took place in the marvellous venue of the south-italian ecovillage “Giardino della Gioia” from the 2nd to the 10th of May 2014. Our project is now over and so we take the time to reflect on the abundance of learning and experience it has left in our hearts and minds!
Thanks to the testimonial of one the young participants, we can harvest some learnings from this precious time spent together experiencing how to become sustainable innerly and outerly. Here’s a taste of what we created together in this intense week…

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ReWild-Education! With Lynx Vilden (Reconnexion with our Primitive Nature)

Here’s a beautiful article the french participants Jerome. The original french version you can find on his very interesting blog: www.yourtes-ardeche.com 

Little diversion: I come back from a 8 days fascinating course in Italy (Ecovillage Giardino della Gioia, San nicandro Garganico) concerning the learning of “primitive skills” that one could define as fellow: how to live in, from and with nature? That means without a knife, a lighter, a blanket or other luxury objects from the more material world we live in. Quiet amazing no? These teaching happened in the niche of a group where individuals open up and bring a his/her contribution in the respect of oneself and others.

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BeeFriendly! Course to discover the importance of bees, Spring 2015

Ecovillage Giardino della Gioia,

San Nicandro Garganico, Apulia- Italy

Dates: 17-24 May 2015

Paradiso Ritrovato and the Beekeeper association B2Bees are happy to offer a EU funded training course for professionals who want to develop and empower theoretical and practical skills about honeybees (apis mellifera). The course will offer the opportunity to discover the extraordinary world of bees and the complexity of their organization showing how to implement this knowledge in education sessions (basic concepts of bees physiology, genetics, reproduction, biophysics and natural selection, comprehensive understanding of the function and importance of the bees and pollinator species).

Deadline for application 17 March 2014.

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Weaving the Wild

Soon maybe an english translation to this beautiful article!

Mikä Kestää? RY

Sain toukokuussa onnekkaana mahdollisuuden päästä osallistumaan Mikä Kestää?:n puolesta Italiassa järjestettävään permakulttuuritapaamiseen. Weaving the Wild-tapahtuman ideana oli tuoda yhteen erilaisia järjestöjä, jotka toimivat permakulttuurin parissa ja luoda kestäviä suhteita toimijoiden välille. Suuri paino oli myös sillä, miten voisimme hyödyntää mm. EU:n Youth in Action ohjelmaa rahoittaaksemme erilaisia tapahtumia, kursseja ja nuorisovaihtoja liittyen esimerkiksi kestävään elämäntapaan, ympäristötietoisuuteen, permakulttuurisuunnitteluun tai vaikkapa luonnon monimuotoisuuden säilyttämiseen.

Weaving the Wild järjestettiin Puglian maakunnassa sijaitsevassa Giardino della Gioia -ekokylässä, joka sijaitsee Adrianmeren rannalla. Ekokylän alue oli kokonaisuudessaan kahdeksan hehtaarin laajuinen ja osittain Garganon luonnonpuiston alueella. Paikka oli mielettömän kaunis oliviipuineen, jurttineen ja puutarhoineen. Matka Italiaan sujui junalla enemmän tai vähemmän mukavasti (ehdottomana kohokohtana oli, kun satuin junaan välillä Nizza-Monaco samana päivänä, kun Monacossa oli F1-kisat. Seinää vasten liiskaantuneena muutaman formulafanin välissä…Monacon aseman jälkeen olinkin taas ainut koko vaunussa :D). Foggian asemalle satuin puolivahingossa melkein samaan aikaan Lauran kanssa, joka oli mukana Juurielon puolesta ja jatkoimme loppumatkan…

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BeWilder in Education/Educostruzione… resoconto di un’intensa esperienza!

BeWilder in Education/Educostruzione 1-8 settembre. Monti Parmensi.

Racconto del percorso che ci ha insegnato ad educare costruendo, usando i materiali più vicini a noi, le nostre risorse, seguendo i tempi della natura e quelli di ognuno…fino alla realizzazione di una piccola STRUTTURA ESAGONALE CON TETTO RECIPROCO con muri che sperimentano varie tecniche tra cui: cannucciato intrecciato, polloni di castagno intrecciati, terra e paglia!

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Weaving the Wild a Patnership Building Experience!

Weaving the Wild, la tavola rotonda internazionale sui temi della Permacultura e della Transizione, si conclude con un bilancio decisamente positivo.

Nell’incantevole cornice del Parco Nazionale del Gargano ospiti dell’eco villaggio Giardino della Gioia, abbiamo trascorso una settimana, dal 27 maggio al 1 giugno, di intenso e proficuo lavoro tra splendide persone e una meravigliosa natura.

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The partnership building activity “Weaving the Wild” presents Mikä Kestää?

The name Mikä Kestää? plays with the Finnish language. It means both ”what is taking so long?” and ”what is sustainable?”. That is perfect for us since we are more than ready to take action and want to encourage others to do so as well. The association was founded 1,5 years ago by a group of young people. Our main goal is to raise awareness of permaculture and ways to live ecologically. We want to share knowledge and inspire people to question their lifestyle, see other possible ways to do things and take action towards more sustainable manner of living.

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