The Farm Experience Internship (FEI) is a 3 ECTS international summer course at the Wageningen University for students and non-students, intended to bring together the theoretical University knowledge with practical skills and knowledge from farmers.
Are you interested in growing your own food, discovering local knowledge and practices on organic farms in the Netherlands? Do you want to learn about permaculture, agro-ecology, food sovereignty and sustainable food systems? Or would you like to interact and discuss with farmers to find creative & innovative ways of farming? Then the FEI is what you’re looking for!
Week 1: PREPARATION – Lectures, workshops, excursions, group work. During the first phase of the FEI, we will get to know about all kinds of topics related to agriculture, e.g. agroecology, permaculture, sustainable food systems, food sovereignty, seed patents etc. We cook together and eat together, organic and local food – sharing knowledge and have a good time
Week 2&3: WE GO FARMING! Practical experience on a Dutch farm. After the preparation week, each student is sent to a different farm somewhere in the Netherlands.
More information about joining the FEI as participant or about possibilities to organise it at your own university can be found on the FEI website: https://farmexperienceinternship.wordpress.com/