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Burcu is an urban farming entrepreneur and founder of İyiEkim. In 2017, she started with indoor gardening kits to grow gourmet mushrooms and edible wild plants at homes. Currently, İyiEkim creates solutions for access to fair and nutritious food in the city through education, building green spaces and facilitator kits to encourage food production. She worked as an urban farmer at city farms of İstanbul for 3 years. She has a Permaculture Design Certificate and participated in Greening the Desert Internship in Jordan. Burcu holds a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology from Istanbul University and Bachelor of Arts degree in advertising from the University of Texas, Austin.

Studios taught:

Art and Ecological Repair

13 September 2021 - 18 September 2021
Permaculture design is the ethical framework for creating sustainable ways of living and developing ecologically harmonious, diverse, resilient and productive systems that can be used by anyone, anywhere. Permaculture empowers people to be resourceful and self-reliant. It tackles tangible needs like how to grow food like an ecosystem and intangible human needs like creating communities, and minimizing environmental impact at the same time. This course provides the basic principles of sustainable living and permaculture design. The course is a blended course including classroom sessions, outdoor practice and team collaboration exercises.