Last year saw the creation of the Nordic Permaculture Festival in Denmark. The idea is to have the festival alternate between each of the Nordic Countries. This year’s Festival occurred from August 23 – 26, 2012, at Angsbacka, a course farm, located in central Sweden. Over 300 participants attended the festival.
There were a large variety of planned and unplanned workshops, held both outdoors and indoors. These workshops included, Introduction to Permaculture Principles and Ethics, Building a Rocket Mass Heater, held over several days, Leadership in a Changing World, Creating a Food Forest, a Wild Nutrition and Edible Plant walk, Building a Geodesic Dome, Building and Using Top-Bar Bee Hives… — the list goes on and on and I wish I could list them all. The workshop leaders (including this author) and participants co-created a wonderful event.
It was a inspiring and rainy four days. This world of permaculture is quite small, especially here in the Nordic countries. It was so nice to meet others, from both nearby locations to those living in one of the neighboring Nordic countries, who also share a passion for permaculture. The planning has already started for next year’s event, which may be held in Norway. I hope to see you there.