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Wild Ivy

Grow Bravely

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"Wild Ivy" (Itsumadegusa), comes from a title given to the spiritual autobiography of a Japanese Zen Mater Hakuin - an intensely fiery and dynamic Zen teacher, credited with revitalising Zen from a period of hopeless decline. 

Wild Ivy, is an encrypted message for our times: to revive natural intelligence and to revitalise fading relation between inner and outer ecologies. Wild Ivy is a sobering echo of a radical Zen master who refused to succumb to "do-nothing" contemporaries. Instead, he restored single-mindedly a profound wisdom tradition out of 300-year stagnation giving us the inspiration to rouse our spirit from fatal sleepiness.

The title Hakuin chose for his work [...] - Itsumadegusa— literally, “until-when grasses” or “how-long grasses” (the three Chinese characters for “wall,” “growing,” and “grass”), which in earlier Japanese literature commonly symbolised the brevity of worldly existence—may at the same time be descriptive of the plant’s tendency to climb and proliferate indefinitely", [...] 'even when the "winds of false teachings sweep the land - Introduction, Wild Ivy

"At the bottom of great doubt lies great awakening. If you doubt fully, you will awaken fully" - Mater Hakuin

My latest projects

Latest Projects

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WILD IVY PDC 2024: PERMACULTURE DESIGN CERTIFICATE IN A 6-MONTH JOURNEY 

This unique PDC design journey created for long-distance learners is for knowledgeable permaculture practitioners capable of self-authoring, who want to certify by following a real life design process under inspiring supervision. The 6-month process combines group tutorials (max 5 persons), one-on-one mentoring, design assessment & graduation ceremony. The programme ensures a rich tandem between fulfilment of core PDC curriculum (UK) and a personalised approach to each student. Sign up for 2024/25 edition here

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CELEBRATION OF WATER: COMMUNITY-LED LEARNING & AGROECOLOGY SCHOOL

A neighbourhood-based peer learning group that meets to build knowledge and share strategies on regenerative land and water practice in the methodology of Agroecology Schools. The group consists of a local community network, who create food gardens, regenerate land and cooperate in a model of neighborhood economy. Through Communities for Climate (C4C) incubator project we are bringing more expert knowledge, combining traditional and innovative low-cost water management and biodiversity strategies. 

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RECENT Projects

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AGROECOLOGY SCHOOLS: FACILITATING TRAIN-THE-TRAINERS FOR EUROPE & CENTRAL ASIA

Agroecology Schools have become strategic spaces of social networks for scaling up agroecology, strengthening the work for sustainable food transformation and providing a platform to unite learning with action research and civic engagement. This knowledge-sharing series, Built on 11 Pillars of the Nyéléni Declaration on Agroecology (2015) and supported by Agroecology Fund was hosted for and by the international Community of Practice on Agroecology BILIM.

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LIFE-GIVING GARDEN: EU QUALIFICATION WITH 14-DAY COURSE CURRICULUM DESIGN & FACILITATION

A long-awaited practical course piloted for an EU market qualification in ecological gardening at a unique ecosystem education site - the certified organic farm of the Ecological Folk Highschool (EUL) in Poland. The course was designed on the principles of Gundvigian-style (living) education, combining action learning methods and land practices from agroecology and permaculture. The course was co-funded by Erasmus+ & Velux Foundation.

Why work with me?

Hello! And welcome. 

 

Trained as a Social Anthropologist with the focus on community learning and knowledge transmission, I weave over 10 years of holistic work in socio-ecological transition and Regenerative Food Systems. My expertise spans diverse competencies in social impact design and 360° community facilitation: founding, directing and collaborating with NGOs; co-authoring curricula and transformative learning methodologies (inner & outer systems change skills); hands-on land-strategies and food-growing, including agroecology and permaculture. Based in Andalusia, Spain, I am developing trans-local collaborations that potentiate regeneration of landscape, society and human interiority, in integral ways.

Joanna Bojczewska

joanbo@posteo.net  |  +34 722613322

I have worked on interdisciplinary, regenerative education, research and social impact projects, with ecological non-profits, research centres, art institutions, public and governmental organisations.

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