Monique Wijn is educator and trainer in permaculture and ecovillage tools and methods. Since 2011 she followed trainings and visited ecovillages and permaculture projects around Europe. She is trained in deep sharing – Forum (Tamera, Portugal 2011), Dragon Dreaming and empowered fundraising (John Croft, Hungary 2012), social permaculture, the Heroes Journey (Findhorn 2014), Deep Ecology (Johanna Macy in Sieben Linden 2013), – Sociocracy (Dutch Sociocratic Institute, 2014), Permaculture Teachers Training (Friland, Denmark 2014, Way of Council (Han Delissen 2015) and Deep Democracy (Max and Ellen Schupmann, Amsterdam 2017).
She is co-founder and board member of the Dutch Ecovillage Network, GEN Netherlands (http:/www.ecodorpennetwerk.nl, 2015), where she organises the summer and winter national meeting, the yearly festival and and the 3-4 yearly newsletter. She is international representative of GEN-NL in Europe and Dutch representative and co-coördinator of the CLIPS project, the Erasmus+ partnership in developing trainings for starting communities (CLIPS, https://clips.gen-europe.org, 2015-2017). Since 2015 she has given several CLIPS presentations and workshops, both in Netherlands, Germany, Spain and Sweden.
Monique works as permaculture designer and educator. She is a graduated biologist, permaculturist and nutritionist (vegan rawfood). Since 2002 she has her own company ‘The Goddess edible landscape’, where she focuses on edible wild plants, perennial vegetables, and seed cultivation and gives regular workshops on these topics. She works as permaculture designer and designed several permaculture gardens and food forests in the north of Netherlands. Her latest design are two ecological off-the-grid hobbit-houses and a yurt-shaped glasshouse, which have been build in 2016 and 2017 in Drenthe, Netherlands. (http://www.degodin.nl).
As a seed saver she is co-founder and president of the Northern Seeds Network, that organises large Seed&Plant Swop festival, with a website and regular newsletter (http://noordelijkzadennetwerk.nl/website/).
Since 2012 she was part of several international partnerships, the ‘European Permaculture Teachers’ partnership (http://permateachers.eu/nl/, 2012-2014) and the ‘Future of Food’ (http://fof.gaiaysofia.com, 2013-2015) and
She is very inspired to create a sustainable, fair world, reconnecting with one self, each other and the earth. Learning how to live and co-create together with each other and nature is her mission and passion.