Dutch
Ecovillage Design Education
(EDE)

We welcome those of you who feel called to use their talents and skills  in the spirit of co-creation to join the Ecovillage Design Education training, organised by GEN Netherlands (the Dutch Ecovillage Network).

If you want to be one of them please get in touch!

 

What’s an EDE??

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Ecology

Designing Ecological Habitats Creating a Sense of Place

Economy

Gaian Economics Living well within planetary limits

Social

Beyond You and Me Inspiration and Wisdom for Building Community

Worldview

The Song of the Earth The Emerging Synthesis of the Scientific and Spiritual World-views

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Dutch EDE 2015

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Meet the EDE team

Paul Hendriksen
Paul Hendriksen
Teacher
Paul started as a journalist, then worked for thirteen years at COS Overijssel, a regional knowledge and expertise in the field of development issues and international cooperation, but above all Paul Hendriksen is an ambassador of doing-thinking. In Deventer he put sustainability ideas into practice: Transition Towns. Was initiator of the association Aardehuizen Oost Nederland, a collective enterprise to build a project of 23 houses inspired by the 'Earthship' concept in Olst, north of Deventer, Overijssel.
social permaculture, eco-building, community building, economics
Monica Petter
Monica Petter
Teacher
Monica prefers to accompany children, adults and groups in nature and with the help of horses. She did the EDE in Damanhur. Monica is committed volunteer for GEN Netherlands and is engaged in the development of (international) training. Recently Monica took a masters in Design for Sustainability through Gaia Education and completed the Training of Trainers coarse in Findhorn. Monica became the first Dutch member of the Geese as a certified Gaia Education Trainer.
Horticulture, Group constellations, Coaching with Horses - Certified Gaia Education Trainer
Jacqueline Fletcher
Jacqueline Fletcher
Teacher
Her lifelong engagement as an activist in the environmental movement and green politics and her commitment to continuous education led her eventually to retrain, taking a masters in Design for Sustainability through Gaia Education at the Open University of Catalonia, after which she completed her Permaculture Design Certificate and went on to take teaching diplomas in Socal Permaculture and Urban Permaculture.
Permaculture - Certified Gaia Education Trainer
Fedde Joritsma
Fedde Joritsma
Teacher
With simple and affordable techniques, Fedde creates sustainable facilities for sanitation, water and energy in off-grid locations. He gives advice, courses, supervises projects and sells do-it-yourself packages. He calls himself therefore bionier.
Low tech
FredJan Twigt
FredJan Twigt
Teacher
Architect, visionary and inspirator. Graduated from TU Delft in 1980 on passive solar houses. worked seven years for the UN in Africa, rural development. Saw first the possibility of an eco-village on the Forum site. Sees and expects many more ecovillages in the Netherlands. Sailing frequently with his bike, the whike. Specializes in applying sociocracy in living / work communities.
Sociocracy
Henk Petter
Henk Petter
Teacher
Henk is owner of ‘De Verbinding’; a company that developes education about sustainable technology and sustainability. He is also a science teacher at a secondary high school “Ecolyceum” in Deventer and coordinator at CleanTech. In this job he is building a network of secundary high schools working on sustainability projects.
ICT, Education

Where it all happens...

Ecovillage Bergen

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Earthships Olst

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Costs and funding

including 3 weeks coarse, meals and logging…

Survive Contribution

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This amount just about covers expenses and allows us barely to organise the EDE.

Middle Path Contribution

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This amount gives the team a sense of ease in organising this EDE and it will already allow us to support the Ecovillage Network  Netherlands a little more generously.

Thrive Contribution

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This amount allows us to work in a more relaxed way, allows the Ecovillage Network Netherlands more activities in the future an also supports our host organisations and will give us the possibility to offer more bursaries or finance the travel costs for participants who cannot afford those.

 

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