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Biodynamic Party in Witzenhausen on the 29th of June

Students and graduates of Witzenhausen and friends of the FG Biodynamic.
on June 29th from 6 to 8pm there will be an adoption of the FG Biodynamic.
Students and friends of the FG are welcome.

This will be a chance to look back an what we have accomplished.
Many will look back and talk about their work.

There will be music, a camp fire and a grill party.

This will take place in Witzenhausen on AmSande at the FG Agricultural Engineering.

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Witzenhausen Summer Party on July 15.

On July, 15 there will be the big summer semester end party jointly organized by the different organizations and groups of the Faculty of Organic Agricultural Sciences.
It would be great if the international student community would also take a share and get active here. – Maybe in providing music, international food or what ever you may fancy.

Please feel free to join in and represent the international students and make yourself visible as an important part of our community.

The next meeting will be Wednesday June 15 at 11.30-13.00,
Konferenceroom Steinstraße

Go to the next meeting and take part.

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Table Tennis competition and BBQ in Am Sande Saturday 18.06.11

As we talked with some of you before, for next weekend we would like to run a table tennis competition among international students.There will be also BBQ outside tennis room, so ASV will provide drinks (beer, juice,soft drinks…) and some snacks.You can bring your own meet and vegetables so we can have BBQ, TT competition and wonderful time together.

For fore those who would like to participate in table tennis competition, they should register via sending email to me and giving their names and study program (PhD students just need to mention PhD instead of program).All students who are participating in international programs are highly welcome to participate in this tournament.Please register on time so we can set the groups in advance.There will be very small fee for registration (0.50 Euro) which will be collected at that day.

Details of event:

When: Saturday 18.06.11
What time:2 pm
Where: Am Sande, Tennis room

Please bring your own food for BBQ

Requirements for TT competition:

1-Registration via sending your data (Name and study program) to this email :bahramfazli
2-Please send your email under this subject: TT competition
3-Deadline for registration is 15.06.11 (Wednesday). Would be fine if we get your data as early as possible.
4-We will provide pair of bats. You are also welcome to bring yours if you have.
5-Registration fee is 50 cents.No worries about this fee. It will be compensate in another way.

Those who win the tournament (1st to 3rd person) will be prized by ASV.
1st person will gain a voucher with a value of 25 euro and can get any products from Uni-Kassel shop
2nd person will gain a voucher with a value of 20 euro and can get any products from Uni-Kassel shop3rd person will gain a voucher with the value of 15 euro and can get any products from Uni-Kassel shop

You can find variety of offers from Uni-Kassel shop in following address:

Looking forward to get most of you in this tournament and having a real international event.

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Rural 21 Newsletter 3/2011

Dear Readers,

Rural 21 plans to intensify its internet outreach! Soon, you will be able to read regular
online updates about news and developments in rural areas, state-of the art scientific
findings and research activities, and reports on international events. Our next Newsletter
will give more detailed information on our new approach. A print edition of Rural 21 – The
International Journal for Rural Development will, of course, continue to be published.
This year, a further two printed issues of Rural 21 will be published in their usual look.
Information on the topics to be covered and publication dates are given under Preview.

Enjoy reading this issue of the Rural 21-Newsletter!

Ines Lechner, Silvia Richter, Angelika Wilcke

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September 24th 2011 is Moving Planet: “A Day to Move Beyond Fossil Fuels”

Hoping that this gets to someone who is inspired to make it happen in Witzenhausen. We’ll be starting the bio-tours for the IFOAM OWC here in Namyangju. is a new kind of kind of “people powered movement” (PPM) that is made of communities in every corner of the planet. 350 is the number that leading scientists say is the safe upper limit for carbon dioxide in our atmosphere. Scientists measure carbon dioxide in “parts per million” (ppm), so 350ppm is the number humanity needs to get below as soon as possible to avoid runaway climate change.

Moving Planet is‘s next BIG global day of action, and it’s happening on September 24th. They’re calling it “A Day to Move Beyond Fossil Fuels”, hundreds of events are already being planned–from big bike parades and marches with tens of thousands of people to smaller community education events. is now asking that people come together in communities around the world, and brainstorm ideas for a local Moving Planet event for September 24th.

Click here to start or join a Moving Planet Meetup today:

If you register your local meetup, they’ll put it on the website so others can find it and make sure to follow up with you to make sure you have everything you need. They have materials to help you nail down a solid action plan for September 24th, including a guide to hosting a meetup, a “fill in the blanks” action worksheet, and an optional presentation you can give about campaign strategy.

You can grab all the materials you’ll need to plan and host a successful meetup here:

With strong local teams and solid strategic plans, we’ll be able to make September 24th a historic day in the journey to move beyond fossil fuels.

start a meetup in your community. is building a global grassroots movement to solve the climate crisis: online campaigns, grassroots organizing, and mass public actions are led from the bottom up by thousands of volunteer organizers in over 188 countries. You can join on Facebook by becoming a fan of the page at and follow them on twitter by visiting

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Prof. Juan Jose Jimenez on Ecological Economics and Agricultural Development in the Mexican Tropics with Emphasis on the Yucatan Peninsula

Prof. Juan jose Jimenez from the Univ. of Merida in Mexico will be a Visiting Scholar for ICDD, giving a talk “Ecological Economics” in the theme of “Agricultural Development in the Mexican Tropics with Emphasis on the Yucatan Peninsula”
Announcement of Presentation JJ Jimenez II.pdf

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Bauern Sternfahrt

Farmers are driving tractors from all over Germany to Berlin from the 29th of May till the 9th of June.

They are saying YES to diversity, small farms and fair markets. Students will be going from Witzenhausen to met them and celebrate in the streets of Berlin.

Departure time : Wednesday, 9th of June, 2011 – 0500 in front of Tegut in Witzenhausen

Return from Berlin: Same day at 1300


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