Nordisk Permaculture festival 2012

23 – 26 August



Notice! The tickets for the festival is sold out!



Last year the first Nordic Permakulturfestival was created in Denmark with the intention to become a festival that alternates between our Nordic countries. This years Nordic Permaculturefesival will be held in Sweden and Ängsbacka will be the host for 2012s festival! You are warmly welcomed to participate and become co-creator for the festival together with us in August!

The festival will not just be a forum for Permaculture experts, but for everyon

e who are inspired to live in deeper relationship with mother earth and to learn and love her expression and boundaries.

Are you new to the concept?

Permaculture is about learning the principles of the natural ecosystem and applying this on our lives. How can we create balance and ha

rmony, like nature does? The Permaculture toolbox contains everything from; a way of farming that build healthy soils, to the design of entire self-sustaining communities with edible plants, energy-smart housing and a thriving population. Ultimately it’s about solutions for a sustainable human civilization on earth.

The festival will be a place to meet, share knowledge, ideas and wisdom. We will create a festival together with you where there is no difference between the workshop-holders, musicians and participants. The result is that everyone pays the same price and contribute to the basic structure of the festival through holding workshops, washing dishes or cook for instance. The price of the ticket corresponds to Ängsbackas costs of keeping the festival and the team arranging it are all working on a voluntary basis. The real value will be created together when we meet and share our gifts.

There will be several practical workshops where we will be sharing and learning things from each other. What we create during those workshops will become functional, ecological solutions and a gift to the place we are at. We will for instance develop some of the existing garden into an edible forest garden and build several compost toilets. There will also be theoretical workshops and forums where we can share each other´s knowledge in the subject of Permaculture, exchange ideas and build networks. Sign up for our newsletter to get the most updated info on workshops etc.

In the evenings there will be space for music dance and play. Ängsbacka´s open stage is known for its creativity and heartening atmosphere, so everyone will be able to share their creativity here. Feel free to bring instruments! You will also be able to take an evening swim in the lake or just hang out by the fire or on the cafe stairs to enjoy the company of your new friends.

Our food will be vegetarian and organic, full of life and love! The ingredients will come from our own garden and organic farmers in the nearby area. Our goal is also to serve food where we emphasize some Permaculture crops and perennials to inspire and spread knowledge about how to use them. There will be vegan and gluten free options.

Just like last year, there will be a Nordic market where you can exchange and sell your own organic products. The more people who bring things the better. Even if you just bring a small amount, it can still be valuable as a source of inspiration for others. We will also arrange a seed swap for those of us that grow our own seeds or have any unusual or extraordinary good seeds or plants that we want to share.

Please contact us if you want to hold a workshop, or in other ways contribute to the festival. This could include donating building materials or forest garden plants, donating or selling organic food for the festival’s kitchen etc. If you have thoughts or questions please send an email to: