Jacek Winckiewicz

We’re only truly secure when we can look out our kitchen window and see our food growing and out friends working nearby. Bill Mollison

Founder of the Strawberry Fields Ecovillage and Foundation. In between his engagement in the ecovillage and family life, he runs a small graphic design company. Husband, father of two sons. The idea of establishing an ecovillage came out of the need to act in the face of the unsettling changes on Earth and out of the passion for permaculture, natural building and awareness that together we can do more. He dreams of the Strawberry Fields to develop into a stable, self-sufficient community, settling a model and spreading knowledge about living in harmony with nature.

Karolina Grzanka

When we plant trees, we plant the seeds of peace and seeds of hope. – Wangari Maathai

Professionally involved in the sustainable development sector since years, recently focusing more on climate change mitigation and adaptation. She dreams of her own permaculture homestead. She is also passionate about alternative development models, conflict sensitivity and peace building, women and girls empowerment as well as participatory methodologies.

Krzysztof Buchwald

The human being was a happy creature, but he created a hard world and now struggles trying to break out of it. – Masanobu Fukuoka

Professionally involved in construction, advocate of learning by doing. Always looking for alternatives to modern life, fascinated with technologies and solutions created over the centuries and adapted to present day. Permaculture, housing, food and energy self-sufficiency, and physical and spiritual development are ideas close to his heart. Co-founder of the Strawberry Fields Ecovillage as a refuge and a place where ideas are put into practice and can be experienced.

Mateusz Frankowski

No tree becomes rooted and sturdy unless many a wind assails it. – Seneka Młodszy

Working in a zoo for years. In love not only with animals but also with plants, he is looking for a new quality of contact with nature in the Strawberry Fields. Inspired by books and a permaculture design course, he dreams of a multidimensional balance around him. A “silent dreamer” believing that anybody can find such a balance.

Julia Kopycka

Therapist and youth trainer, she works in an addiction treatment centre. Interested in phytotherapy and five phases of food.

She feels aligned with community ideas and engagement in voluntary projects. Thanks to the Foundation, she would like to learn about permaculture during activities for and together with the local community, in the midst of nature and in the name of broadly understood ecology.

Marcelina Haremza

There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that’s your own self. – Aldous Huxley

A great advocate of the ideas of cooperativism, permaculture and local food co-ops. Professionally, she designs home gardens according to the principles of permaculture design, consults in the field of integrated plant protection (with an emphasis on preventive measures and biological methods). Privately, a happy wife and mother of two wonderful home-educated girls. Activist in the Poznań Food Cooperative, where she coordinates activities of the Garden Team. Author of the blog  “Garden Alternative”.

Ewa Karpiński

Friend and supporter of the Strawberry Fields ecovillage since its beginnings. Since 8 years she co-creates a permaculture homestead Złoty Klon (Golden Maple) near Janowiec nad Wisłą. Interested in permaculture and food sovereignty for almost 15 years, since she participated in establishment and operation of a food cooperative with a group of friends during her stay in Florida. In her private life, a wife and mother of two home-educated sons. A gardener, she experiments in her permaculture garden and walipini. She is also active in Lipsko Women Forum – an association working towards equal rights for women and men.