Blog topic: Place-based Learning

More land art with the degrowth gang

I am looking forward to holding another land art and sense-based learning workshop with the researchers at the Pufendforf Institute at Lund University. It is part of a two-day symposium titled ‘Dialogues on degrowth: Good life, consumption and transformation’. The programme consists of a roundtable, three participatory sessions and several art events. I’ll post photographs […]

If we are going to work less, does that mean we will play more?

Lund university, founded in 1666, and its research centre the Pufendorf Institute. That was where I met up with the Degrowth research group on 18th March 2016. I had been invited by the coordinators, Ekaterina Chertkovskaya and Alexander Paulsson to hold a workshop for the research group that would use different methods – visual art, drama, […]

Land art and Permaculture

I spent August 14th to 17th, 2014 at Friland ecovillage in Denmark, my first ever Nordic permaculture festival. The fabulous Bärfis gang from Malmö (they run two forest gardens where they work with schools) had a spare seat on the bus and took me along. The drive there gave us time to talk and throw ideas […]

Pray for the dead and work like hell for the living

I have been volunteering in community gardens in Malmö for the last four years as well growing as much as I can on my balcony and window ledges. Yet this summer, when visiting friends in England and Scotland, both gardeners, my partner and I realised it was time for our own allotment. The allotments are […]

If you go down to the woods today … or next week …

Lindägelund – a new park and recreational space in Malmö is celebrating with the general public – Forest Days on Wednesday 8th and Thursday 9th October and Harvest Thanksgiving on Sunday 11th October. Come along and check out the community garden. Smell the roses. You can find us here. Come along and explore!  

A light exists in spring

A light exists in spring Not present on the year At any other period. When March is scarcely here A color stands abroad On solitary hills That science cannot overtake, But human nature feels. Emily Dickinson On the outskirts of the city of Malmö, in the very south of Sweden, a new green space is […]

Lost and Found

March 25th, 2015 Posted In: Place-based Learning Tags: , , , ,

“Worry is a way to pretend that you have knowledge or control over what you don’t–and it surprises me, even in myself, how much we prefer ugly scenarios to the pure unknown.” ― Rebecca Solnit, A Field Guide to Getting Lost In 2012, still fairly new in Sweden, I volunteered in a nature connection project […]