Stage dinitiation aux plantes sauvages comestibles et médicinales
11-12 juillet 2015
...apprendre à vivre en harmonie avec la nature nous permet de retrouver l'essence de notre existence...
Si tu apprécies les plantes et la nature, voici une opportunité unique pour texercer à reconnaître les plantes comestibles et médicinales de ton environnement, à en cuisiner une partie et à les préparer de diverses manières pour te soigner.
Notre guide sera Jean-François Henry, un passionné de plantes de toutes natures, ayant de nombreuses années d'expérience.
Reconnaître de nombreuses plantes sauvages comestibles, médicinales et toxiques
Effectuer des cueillettes sélectives, respectant les populations rencontrées
Apprendre à cuisiner une partie des plantes récoltées
Intégrer à sa vie quotidienne un certain nombre de plantes utiles
Revenir chez soi avec quelques recettes simples de repas, intégrant des plantes sauvages
Balades didactiques dans les prairies et les forêts avoisinantes
Réalisation dun herbier ou prise de photos (optionnel)
Récoltes de plantes comestibles, en particulier jeunes pousses, fleurs, racines et feuilles,
Intégration de ces plantes dans la préparation de "menus sauvages"
Un dossier didactique, comprenant recettes et bibliographie, sera fourni aux participant(e)s
RENDEZ-VOUS ET HORAIRES
Samedi 11 juillet, 9h00 précises à 22h00 environ
Dimanche 12 juillet, 9h00 précises à 18h 30.
Toutes personnes intéressées par les plantes, avec ou sans expérience
Les enfants de plus de 8 ans sont les bienvenus, si possible accompagnés d'un adulte
Les personnes qui habitent dans la région pourront rentrer chez elles le soir. Pour celles qui viennent de plus loin, la Coopérative « La Décentrale » dispose de dortoirs et dune salle de bain.
Il est possible darriver déjà vendredi 10 juillet dès 18h00. Dans ce cas, le préciser à linscription !
Nous utiliserons la cuisine de la maison.
Le stage peut être réglé par donation volontaire. Pour couvrir les frais dorganisation et dachats, ainsi que la rémunération de lanimateur, nous estimons quun prix indicatif de 120.- CHF ou serait plutôt correct pour ce genre dactivité.
Si vous ne pouvez venir que pour un jour, ce serait 65.- CHF ou la journée.
Gratuit pour les enfants d'âge scolaire. Le prix ne doit pas constituer un obstacle à la participation ! (Arrangements sur demande pour couples, familles et personnes à revenu modeste !)
INFORMATIONS ET INSCRIPTIONS:
Pour réserver sa place:
contacter Chris Zumbrunn
La Décentrale, Mont-Soleil 59
2610 Mont-Soleil (Suisse)
tél. +41 32 941 41 41
Ne tardez pas à vous inscrire, le nombre de participants étant limité !
QUI EST JEAN-FRANÇOIS HENRY ?
Praticien en Thérapeutiques Naturelles, Jean-François Henry a près de 30 ans dexpérience en massage essentiel, réflexologie, polarité, aromathérapie et phytothérapie. Intéressé par les plantes depuis lenfance, il partage ses connaissances avec naturel et passion. Dans son enseignement, il incite à aiguiser les sens, exercer la mémoire et développer lintuition.
QUE DOIS-JE APPORTER ?
Petits casse-croûtes pour samedi et dimanche midi; pour la participation aux repas : un peu de farine complète ou bise de céréales bio, 1 légume, fruits, boissons à choix; grand cahier pour prendre des notes et élaborer un herbier (autre possibilité: prendre des photos); bande adhésive transparente sur dérouleur (« scotch »); 1 m de ficelle (pour porter le dérouleur autour du cou !); couteau de poche type « Opinel »; un grand sac en papier contenant plusieurs petits sachets en papier ou en tissu pour les récoltes; gants en caoutchouc (pour récolter les orties et autres plantes piquantes !); chaussures de marche et chapeau; en cas de pluie: imperméable, parapluie, bottes ou chaussures imperméables; chaussures dintérieur et éventuellement, livres sur les plantes, loupe, lampe de poche, instrument de musique ou de percussion.
Ta bonne énergie, ta joie, ta lumière !
COMMENT ARRIVER ?
Le stage a lieu à « La Décentrale », Mont-Soleil 59, 2610 Mont-Soleil (Suisse) tél. 0041 329 41 41 41
Depuis Bienne, passer, soit par Tramelan, Les Breuleux, Cerneux-Veusil et, de là, la route du Mont-Soleil ; soit par Sonceboz, St-Imier, puis monter la petite route du Mont-Soleil (attention, passage impossible sous le funiculaire avec un véhicule de plus de 2.60 m !)
Depuis La Chaux-de-Fonds, par La Ferrière, Cerneux-Veusil et, de là, la route du Mont- Soleil.
En train, en funiculaire et à pied:
Prendre le train pour Saint-Imier, puis monter avec le funiculaire du Mont-Soleil (à 10 mn à pied, de la gare CFF). A la sortie du funiculaire, prendre la rue à gauche. La Décentrale se trouve à environ 200 m, sur la droite.
Yesterday, there was a wall of Tesla patents in the lobby of our Palo Alto headquarters. That is no longer the case. They have been removed, in the spirit of the open source movement, for the advancement of electric vehicle technology.
Tesla Motors was created to accelerate the advent of sustainable transport. If we clear a path to the creation of compelling electric vehicles, but then lay intellectual property landmines behind us to inhibit others, we are acting in a manner contrary to that goal. Tesla will not initiate patent lawsuits against anyone who, in good faith, wants to use our technology.
When I started out with my first company, Zip2, I thought patents were a good thing and worked hard to obtain them. And maybe they were good long ago, but too often these days they serve merely to stifle progress, entrench the positions of giant corporations and enrich those in the legal profession, rather than the actual inventors. After Zip2, when I realized that receiving a patent really just meant that you bought a lottery ticket to a lawsuit, I avoided them whenever possible.
At Tesla, however, we felt compelled to create patents out of concern that the big car companies would copy our technology and then use their massive manufacturing, sales and marketing power to overwhelm Tesla. We couldnt have been more wrong. The unfortunate reality is the opposite: electric car programs (or programs for any vehicle that doesnt burn hydrocarbons) at the major manufacturers are small to non-existent, constituting an average of far less than 1% of their total vehicle sales.
At best, the large automakers are producing electric cars with limited range in limited volume. Some produce no zero emission cars at all.
Given that annual new vehicle production is approaching 100 million per year and the global fleet is approximately 2 billion cars, it is impossible for Tesla to build electric cars fast enough to address the carbon crisis. By the same token, it means the market is enormous. Our true competition is not the small trickle of non-Tesla electric cars being produced, but rather the enormous flood of gasoline cars pouring out of the worlds factories every day.
We believe that Tesla, other companies making electric cars, and the world would all benefit from a common, rapidly-evolving technology platform.
Technology leadership is not defined by patents, which history has repeatedly shown to be small protection indeed against a determined competitor, but rather by the ability of a company to attract and motivate the worlds most talented engineers. We believe that applying the open source philosophy to our patents will strengthen rather than diminish Teslas position in this regard.
MAID = Massive Array of Internet Disks; SAFE = Secure Access For Everyone
MaidSafe is an open-source program that enables a decentralized internet platform, called the SAFE Network. MaidSafe distributes all data on the network without the need for centralized servers. Data stored on the network is either encrypted or cryptographically signed by MaidSafe connected applications (clients). In either case the network itself cannot decrypt any of the data.
The MaidSafe system turns all connected devices into SAFE Network nodes that collectively store data for all MaidSafe users. MaidSafe allows public and private cloud data storage and processing within the SAFE Network. Data storage is automatically decentralized. The data is spread redundantly across many disks and devices owned and managed by many different users. No one person or corporation has an intact copy of a user's file.
To account for resource usage, the network uses Safecoin transactions. Safecoin Is a coin that is generated and protected by the SAFE network and stays on the SAFE network. The network can confirm and exchange coin ownership via a digitally signed authority from the coins last owner. This operation is network atomic which basically means the network will make sure all copies update to show the transaction. This is a different approach to the blockchain mechanism employed by bitcoin.
The SAFE network allows many millions of transactions per second and the larger the network the more transactions per second can be executed. Safecoin only holds the last and current owner. It does this to make sure the current owner has signed authority from the last owner to take ownership. This allows coins to be transferred between people very easily and without delay. Safecoins use a proof of resource to create coins and this is a system that is waste free, so the proof is that a node or application is providing immediate value to society.
In addition to this years main
Beau-Sejour weekend gathering from November 21st to 23rd,
we want to offer you some additional possibilities to join our discussions and brainstorm some ideas about how our societies should go forward. Just
fill in this Doodle
and let's see who is here during which sessions - and we'll spontaneously accommodate the topics to shared interests of the participants of each session.
This years main Beau-Sejour gathering will follow up on the results of the previous years and the calling topic will be...
"Finding the Seed for the New System"
During last years gathering, one central topic that emerged was how the workings of current democracy, finance and civil society are all heavily influenced by a single defining pattern, circling around the way money is created.
This pattern defines the evolution of virtually all aspects of our current societies. This year, we will be searching for new patterns, which can encourage the growing of the new in the shadow of the old.
This years Beau-Sejour gathering will for the first time be taking place on the La Décentrale property up on Mont-Soleil, above St-Imier.
Itinerary for the
"Finding the Seed for the New System"
Friday, November 21, 2014
You are welcome to join us on Friday already at 17:00 for us to be cooking and eating dinner together.
we all meet for our evening session. Together, we will review and discuss the topics that have emerged during the 2012 and 2013 gatherings and what has happened as a result with the creation of the Permavillage and La Décentrale projects on Mont-Soleil. We will talk about assumptions we've come to last year, like how the workings of current democracy, finance and civil society are all heavily influenced by a single defining pattern, circling around the way money is created, and how this pattern defines the evolution of virtually all aspects of our current societies. This will give us a head start, laying out the terrain we will be covering on Saturday. At around
we will end the Friday evening session.
Saturday, November 22, 2014
we will start our morning session, prepare and eat lunch together around noon, continue with our afternoon session at 13:30 and end Saturdays session at
. There will be the option of having dinner together as well for those of you that like to stick around Saturday night.
Sunday, November 23, 2014
we will start our morning session, prepare and eat lunch together around noon, continue with our afternoon session at 13:30 and end the 2014 Beau-Sejour gathering at
There are beds available for you to sleep in the house of La Décentrale, so there should be no need to look for other accommodation. If you like to stay here during the nights, please let me know, so I can make sure there is a bed reserved for you.
How to get here
This year for the first time, the Beau-Sejour gathering will take place at La Décentrale on Mont-Soleil.
You can easily find your way to Mont-Soleil by public transportation, taking the funicular up from St-Imier:
Das Genossenschaftsprojekt La Décentrale auf dem Mont-Soleil ist Treffpunkt und Spielraum
für Menschen, um Ideen für Innovationen zu entwickeln, erproben und erfahren. Innovationen,
die sich bewähren, tragen zu einem Kulturwandel zu einer selbstorganisierten
Zivilgesellschaft mit nachhaltigen, dezentralen und resilienten Strukturen bei.
In La Décentrale treffen sich Menschen mit unterschiedlichen Muttersprachen, c'est pour ça that we speak and write dans des langues mêlée.
With the property La Décentrale, we are setting the seed for the Permavillage Mont-Soleil, a social space, open for innovative approaches to current and future challenges in society.
While this will be a place to live, it just as importantly is a place to make a living. With the Permavillage and La Décentrale at its core, we want to create less of a living community as is typically the case in eco-village projects and more a collaborative, innovative environment with an entrepreneurial spirit, where individuals and groups can connect and leverage their synergies.
We will be practicing and evolving forms of openly collaborative and socially responsible living, sustainable food production, focusing on better enabling and optimizing the use of already existing infrastructure and buildings, designing for inter-generational living, with a cultural, educational and economic exchange between urban and rural areas, planning around a local economy and a high degree of self-reliance, while building resilient ties with the economy at large.
The Permavillage does everything to encourage open doors and open structures within and towards its neighbours, the local economy and society at large. We want everybody to be able to contribute and participate. This open space shall be provided and kept, free of any expectation that the offered opportunities are utilized as anticipated. The doors shall remain open and the space be held.
The activities this project will include
At the beginning, La Décentrale will start its activities with multi-day seminars for small groups on topics related in different ways to the Permavillage project. Further economic activities will be the constructing of small housing, yurts, and roulottes, the renovation of the main building in various phases, as well as the permaculture project, a buvette, and the processing, refining and preservation of foods, including a line of local gastro-foods offered in partnering buvettes and restaurants in the area.
Further activities such as various kinds of product recycling and reuse projects, peer-to-peer education projects, alternative media projects, graphic design and software development projects or a political music festival, all are not beyond the scope of intended uses for the property either.
The permaculture project will initially focus on producing vegetables for a subscription based veggie-basket service in and around the hamlet on the one hand, and offering introductory permaculture courses on the other hand.
In collaboration with the local farmers, we will work to integrate additional farm land currently used for dairy farming and meat production, enabling the permaculture project to expand beyond La Décentrale. The project will expand to include the cultivation of locally uncommon plants with high nutritional and health benefits, such as khaki and amaranth.
One of the main objectives of La Décentrale will be to offer an environment and a place where people can come together to work on evolving common vision between different individuals and groups. Beyond the scope of the Permavillage itself, we will also start to do this same kind of work together with other organizations, such as Initiatives of Change in Caux, the Green Phoenix Congress on Schweibenalp, and Danach in Zurich or Vision 2035 in Bienne. The seminar offerings of La Décentrale will emphasize these aspects.
How it will work
The La Décentrale cooperative will be the proprietor of the property and negotiate service agreements with individuals and associations, making the property available as a resource for projects that are in line with the objectives of the organization, as described in this document.
The projects will feature a complementary economy based on an alternative currency that will encourage a large degree of gift economy, sharing and exchanging, and an interest free local money system, reducing the need for projects to generate profits in official currencies. To this effect, the cooperative will develop a decentralized alternative currency that creates money by directly funding projects.
The members of the cooperative will have funding rights in relation to the amount of their shares. In a semestrial process, the cooperative will determine the amount of new currency being issued, and select the projects eligible for funding. This will be followed by the individual members allocating their share of newly funded currency to these projects. This ability constitutes the primary benefit that members receive for their financial participation in the cooperative. As the cooperative grows, it intends to provide its members with liquid democracy based funding mechanisms.
Why the property and its location are ideal for this project
La Décentrale is a 10 room, 1904 built art-nouveau villa, surrounded by a 1 hectare property with mature park trees, sunny meadows and a small forest area. The house has in recent years been reverted to it's original state and will be minimally renovated to preserve it's historic value. It is structurally in good condition and is on the list of buildings for monumental protection.
La Décentrale is located in the heart of the hamlet Mont-Soleil, at 1200m altitude, near the mountain top and on the mountain ridge that carry the same name. Mont-Soleil is well known for its renewable energy installations, Switzerland's largest solar power station and wind-power plant. It serves as a research and demonstration facility that attracts a significant amount of visitors. Mont-Soleil is also well known for its astronomical observatory and its Vipassana meditation center.
Mont-Soleil is reachable by a funicular from the community of St-Imier, 400m lower down in the Vallon de St-Imier, which in turn is connected to the Swiss railway network. Also, small roads connect Mont-Soleil with St-Imier and in the other direction with the other villages of the Franche-Montagnes plateau.
The Mont-Soleil hamlet is not currently in any construction zone and is governed under agricultural zoning restrictions, with exceptions granted on a case by case basis. Establishing a new zoning plan for the hamlet is a long overdue promise of the community of St-Imier, but as was seen based on an information evening earlier this year, will be controversial, with different groups of people unhappy for several different reasons about solutions proposed by the community. There is an opportunity to develop an alternative proposal for a special "Permavillage" zoning plan that will be better able to accommodate and balance the various interests at play. The newly formed, local alternative-green party "Libertaire" will support us in developing this project, mobilizing support by the people and getting the political backing and approval.
The region belongs to the state of Berne, but with some neighboring districts having gained independance to form the state and republic of Jura, the Bernese-Jura region is being granted special autonomous rights. On November 24, 2013, the peoples of the region voted against a proposed formation of a larger canton Jura. With that, the region is set on a path to further strengthen its autonomous status.
St-Imier was at the center of history in 1872, when anti-authoritarian worker-associations from around the world gathered for the Congress of St-Imier to form the first international anarchist organization. The anarchism movement has advanced since then in many different regions in the world and has flourished to an abundance of political philosophies and related movements, such as the green movement and more recently the Occupy movement, which has sprawled a large set of new bottom-up and grass-root-democratic organizations active today.
All these historic dimensions tie in well with different aspects that are at the core of the vision for the La Décentrale property and the Permavillage project, such as permaculture principles, the transition town network and eco-villages. With the Permavillage we intend to embrace this abundance of influences and innovate to a new level of collaborative living.
We want the Permavillage to be a project that integrates well with the context that it is placed in. The environmental, socio-economic, historic and political circumstances of the area make Mont-Soleil an ideal fit for this project.
During the initial phase of the project, special consideration will be given to develop a solid framework for the organization's communication and decision making processes. A set of non-binding conventions should evolve based on best practices for various circumstances.
While the members of the organization together form the formal general assembly, the organization is directed by the organisation's board, which forms ad-hoc by inviting the organizations members to participate. Based on meritocratic principles, the general assembly can also elect non-members for eligibility to participate in board meeting sessions. The board uses high quality participatory processes to whenever possible form unanimous outcomes regarding the selection of individuals and associations and their ability to use resources of the property for their proposed and/or ongoing projects. The project will collaborate with the association Participate.ch to develop and evolve the facilitation methods that are used in these meeting sessions of the board.
Beyond the board meeting sessions, the organization will follow open organisation practices, inspired by the 40 years of experience gained in the open source software development movement, striking a balance between basic-democratic and meritocratic organization structures.
We currently use openly shared documents such as on Google Drive and Pages on iCloud for collaborative editing, Loomio for exchanging thoughts on ideas and concerns and voting in the spirit of temperature checks, and Trello for an open team based organizational workflow on tasks. The project generally encourages anybody and everybody to contribute and participate in its processes.
The various projects of individuals and associations, to which the La Décentrale organisation makes its resources available, will in principle be free to organize their internal affairs as they see fit, but such organization structures may be taken into account as part of the selection process. Another selection criteria should be the openness of the projects. Are they structured and documented in ways that make it easy for other individuals and organizations to participate or to learn from the project and duplicated it elsewhere?
The La Décentrale organization will also build structures and knowledge networks that will aid the various projects to succeed. As such, it will operate as an incubation hub for the new ventures of the projects, making the required professional support available to them, providing administrative support and aiding to find finances.
How you can get involved
If what you are reading here seem like a call for you, do not hesitate and just get in touch with us. We will be glad to provide more detailed information regarding the aspects that interest you further.
You can reach us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 032 941 41 41.
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