Agricultual Pasts and Futures, Leipzig (DE), September 2015

2015/09/03 — 2015/09/07

Ecole_IG at GfZK, Leipzig
03. – 07. September 2015

Agricultural Pasts and Futures

 

The five day workshop programme looks specifically at youg  professionals who work in an agricultural context, addressing four of the main Ecole_IG topics:

- Development of SOCIO_ECONOMICAL CAPITAL AMONGTS YOUNG PEOPLE

- Need to GROW LOCAL COMPETENCE for all generations with a focus on young people

- FACILITATE ACCESS TO TRADITIONAL KNOWLEDGE AS A MEANS FOR INNOVATION for younger generations

- REVISE DECLINING REMOTE RURAL and DIFFICULT URBAN DEVELOPMENT

The activities, fieldtrips and discussions during the workshop aims to bridge traditional agricultural methods and identities with contemporary ambitions and technologies.

PROGRAMME

Wednesday 2nd September

Arrival and Welcome

 

Thursday 3rd September

10.00              Tour GfZK, collection and GfZK für Dich

11.00              Informal Knowledge Exchange: Learning from earlier projects,.
Presentation of methods and outcomes from previous international    workshops, using the Eco Nomadic School postcard sets as a starting  point for discussion.

13.00              Lunch break

14.00              Presenting Case Studies and discussion

Young Rural Communities
GfZK has been working with young people from the nearby village of Muldental on topics such as the use of public spaces by young people in rural settings, rural-urban mobility and professional futures.

Wapke Feenstra from Myvillages will be presenting ‘Farmers and Ranchers’ a research and film project documenting the reality and future ambitions of young agricultural communities in the Planes in Colorado and a daity dominated part of Friesland.

Set up of a public display and exhibition in the Gartenhaus to feature the ‘Farmers and Ranchers’ project and the ‘Odaja Project’ from Brezoi.

19.00              Dinner

 

Friday 4th September

10.00              Intergenerational Scything

Mircea Onica and a local scything expert from Leipizg will be explaining the benefits and techiques of this traditional tool and way to manage meadows.
A short introduction will be followed  by hands-on sything instructions, mowing the grassland around the GfZK.

13.00              Constructing a new footpath using Friesian shells
Wapke Feenstra will give an introduction to how we read and represent the landscapes we inhabit and how new techniques and materials can dramatically change the way we make and interpret landscapes. As a practical part we will be constructing a simple footpath in the GfZK garden,  using Friesian shells.

18.00              Sreening: Farmers and Ranchers Film

19.00              Public Evening with Romanian specialities

 

Saturday 5th September

10.00              Visit  and tour of Anna Linde, a traditional market garden in Leipzig which existed as a family run business until 15 years agaio and is now run by young entrepreneurs and growers who have developed a diversified socio-economical model.

                        We’ll be harvesting seasonal ingredients for a shared lunch.

12.00              Return with our harvest to the GfzK and shared lunch.
Picking walk and mushroom identification walk, followed by lunch

14.00              Preserving the Harvest
Cooking with seasonal vegetables and ingredients and using traditional preservation skills.

17.00              Informal tasting session at the GfzK Gartenhaus

 

Sunday 6th September

11.00              Field trip and guided tour of the large scale agricultural Osterland Agrar GmbH, gaining insights into recent dairy farm developments, agricultural diversification and international food markets.

 

 

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International Scything

Friesland meets Brezoi meets Colorado

Trips to farms

Traditional Food Preservation Odaja Style

Urban Mushroom Picking

Social Get Togethers

Friesian Path Making

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