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Spring News

posted 5 Apr 2016, 12:38 by Stella Ne   [ updated 17 Apr 2017, 11:01 ]

 a very quiet winter period when we chose not to have guests whilst we prepared for receiving a big group of students here in 8thLife, things got very, very busy ...

Adult Education Visit

At the beginning of March we had a visit from a group of adult education students who wanted to practice their English whilst visiting the project, so we organized for each of the Interns to explain one point of a tour of the place that we designed especially for them.

We really enjoyed the day with them all, this is the group photo for the day:

This was the tour programme we designed:

1) Library Integral Permaculture courses (multimedia, self-directed classes take place here in our 'cinema-library-meeting-room space) www.IntegralPermaCulture.org (Stella & Jose)

2) Gardens see www.bit.ly/RationalFood (Nicola)

3) Nurseries (Tagasaste project) (Luca)

4) Sheep Holistic Grazing, see www.bit.ly/AllanSavory (Stella & Jose)

5) Compost Toilet (+ Iponomea propagation) (Alejandra)

6) Pens for Pigs & Sheep (Csilla)

7) Chicken House for chicken tractor system (Zuzanna)

8) Solar Shower  (Thomas)

9) Camping PeDreTa project,   https://pedretea.wordpress.com  (Stella & Jose)

10) Workshop  (Mattis)

(the names in brackets are the people who were stationed at those points to tell them about the various designs there - in their best English :)  We gave them a leaflet with the map & these links so they could research more about each topic.

Click on picture below to see where the points of the tour are:

Erasmus Interns

We are delighted that this year we were finally able to start offering integral permaculture action-learning placements to Interns funded by the European Union.    

This means that the life-enhancing (& sometimes life-changing) action-learning experiences we have gotten better & better at providing over some 20+ years of experience are now also available to young people who wouldn't otherwise have been able to afford them.  

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Some comments about the Internship programme from recent students:

One good thing is online interface, flexible studying (you can do it in your own time) - Nico

I really appreciate the freedom that i have here and that i have been trusted in this learning process. - Mattis

I like that we can take the course anytime, & that we can learn many thing we have never done before. - Zuzana

What I like is also the flexibility, the possibility to learn from the others as well (interactive groups learning). - Thomas

The online course has the advantages of no deadline, being flexible. - Csilla

What I like is that we choose how much we want to get involved, its our decision and we can adapt it to our needs. - Alejandra