During the course we hope several of the 30 varieties of tomatoes growing on site will be harvested - a great opportunity to learn about yield extension. It's also a marvel for the eyes!
Ekbacka Gård is a lovely self sustainable farm set on 20ha and located 30 kilometres from Kalmar and 15 km from the Baltic coast. Using permaculture techniques and biodynamical farming it is a fabulous example of food production and sustainable living. Since 2006 the farm has been run by Bo, Katrin and the help of their 5 children and volunteers. They added their animals (horses, goats, chickens, dogs, cats) and their dream of developing an eco village. This is a great opportunity for students to see a real project where permaculture is combined successfully with community and family life.
PDC dates: 15-29 Aug, 2018
€470, staying off-site, lunch only
€670, all food (organic veg), tent accommodation, classes
€770, all food (organic veg), dorm accommodation, classes
€920, all food (organic veg), single room (shared bathroom)
Teachers: George Christofis, Graham Bell, Katrin Schwere
The site offers compost toilets, solar showers and access to electricity.
What to bring?
-comfortable clothes and clothes you don’t mind getting dirty
-note taking (blank pages recommended) and drawing materials
-ecological body care products
-a swimming suit
-musical instruments, if you have!