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Aardwerk Academie
Aardwerk Academie
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Nieuwstraat 85, Son en Breugel, NL
+316 4284 4081
Climate zone:
Warm Temperate

André Marcos Lourenço Afonso
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Aardwerk Academie

Project Type

Urban, Rural, School Projects, Demonstration, Educational, Permaculture Local Group Transition Town Permablitz

Project Summary

Aardwerk Academie is a school for education professionals in permaculture, permanent innovation and urban farming for functions at EQF levels 5 (vocational) through 8 (doctoral/PhD).

Project Description

The Aardwerk Academie is designed as a self-reproducing school, stacking functions with integrated economic enterprise and a holistic and pragmatic curriculum. We have a 24/7 semi-residential campus. The sociocratic circle model and decision making by consent are the core of our governance structure. The school are in the process of accreditation, developing new standards in quality assurance, educational, professional and personal excellence. Aardwerk Academy is associated with the Permaculture College of Europe, the European Permaculture Network and European Permaculture Teachers' Partnership. At national level we work with Fontys University of Applied Science, departments of Teachers' Training and Education & Innovation. Course director Leo Bakx is a member of the Dutch Association of Biology NIBI. He introduced the permablitz concept in The Netherlands, developed the NatuurSUPER concept and co-founded the Transition Town Eindhoven group. As part of its curriculum, the school organizes courses, workshops, hackathons, permablitzes and other educational events for a wide audience.


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