Program of the camp Reclaim The Fields 2009

Here is the provisionary final program . This is the basic framework that we organize and to which will be added other workshops that you will propose. There will be a big paper at the Info-Point to register activities. Interpreters will work mainly in the activities of this basic program, so you may think of organizing voluntary translation for other workshops.

 

A typical day at the camp

8:00 Breakfast

9:00 Plenary for camp organization

10:00-12:00 Workshops (several workshops at the same time)

12:00 Lunch

13:30 Cleaning-up of the camp

14:00-16:00h Workshops (several workshops at the same time)

17:00-19:00 Assembly (all together)

19:00 Dinner

20:00 Chatting/ Music/ or assembly

 

30 September : Arrival and assembly to present the camp

Arrival, setting up the camp

17:30 Assembly : where does this camp come from, logistical matters and how we organize for the 4 days

20:00-21:30 Exchanges on settlement experiences

 

1st October : Becoming peasant.

Morning

9:00-10:00 : Assembly : Program of the day and collective organization of the camp

10:00-12:00 Workshops :

- Settling as a peasant, One and a thousand ways to get there

- How to adapt agricultural education to the need of creating new generations of peasants ?

Afternoon

14:00-16:00 workshops :

- Building up a network of farms for peasant training

- Access to land and passing on farms. Presentation of « Terre de Liens » and of a successful example of farm handing over

- Funding alternatives for settlement, the example of a non-interest bank in Sweden

17:00-19:00 Assembly/Debate « Becoming peasant in Europe in the context of agricultural crisis » 

 

2nd October : Collective dynamics : cooperating and helping each other on our territories

Morning

9:00-10:00 : Assembly : Program of the day and collective organization of the camp

10:00-12:00 Workshops :

- Presentation of the self-managed farm of Cravirola and of Terres Communes

- Urban agriculture: an emerging peasantry in towns ? 

- Light housing and self-building : what is at stake for peasant settling ?

Afternoon

14:00-16:00 workshops :

- Peasant-consumers cooperatives all over Europe

- Let’s share our agricultural material ! Example of CUMA in France

17:00-18:00: Plenary to share on the results of workshops during the two first days.

20:00-22:00 : Assembly/Debate on access to land

 

3rd of October : Peasant agriculture andd agroecology, practices to get out of the industrial model

Morning

9:00-10:00 : Assembly : Program of the day and collective organization of the camp

10:00-12:00 Workshops :

- Struggles for peasants seeds

- Breeding animals away of factory farming (Animaal biodiversity, feeding stuff, vaccination, sanitary rules)

Afternoon

14:00-16:00 workshops :

- Make your own seeds !

- Permaculture, agroecology, organic and peasant agriculture : complementary paths ?

- Agriculture and climate change, what Kyoto 2 could mean for peasants and what we could do in Copenhagen.

17:00-19:00 Meeting by country : what to do in our country after the camp ?

Evening organized by Cravirola with concert (5 euros), music, fiesta and more

4th of October : Articulating our struggles to defend tomorrow’s peasantries

All in plenary

9:00-10:00 : Assembly : Program of the day and organization of the cleaning-up of the camp

10:00-12:30 Peasant struggles in Europe and in the world

  • Via Campesina movement in Europe and in the world

  • Should we aim to change or abolish agricultural policies ?

  • Young people and peasant organizations

14:30-17:00 Strategies: and now, what do we do ?

Late afternoon : cleaning up the camp

 

5th of October : Action !