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Building an Ecovillage next to a Military Airforce Site

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A short audio fragment that demonstrates local land use conflicts in the Netherlands. While Ecodorp Boekel founder Ad is introducing the food garden to a group of permaculture students, military planes are flying over. A large scale NATO exercise was organised with participation from the military airforce site located approximately 7km from the Ecovillage.

In Dutch, Ad is explaining how the Ecovillage is attempting to plant perennial instead of annual crops due to the biodiversity crisis and increasingly extreme weather events such as drought.

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