Apple observatory (Apfelsternwarte*) initiated by Simon Junge is a cooperative of self-managed customer groups and organic farms in Germany. Together they organise the cultivation, harvest and supply of fruit, juice and fresh vegetables and share the common commitment to community supported agriculture, good food and the build-up of humus. Currently more than 60 households in … Continue reading
Old farmers never realize how much energy a young farmer can bring to the farm!
Last week a diverse group of people came together on the farm Veld & Beek in the Netherlands: young farmers, future farmers, old farmers, people from farming organisations and lots of press. They came to hear the story of Joel Salatin, according to Times Magazine the world’s most innovative farmer. Joel’s latest book – Fields … Continue reading
Our Heggelbach farm community video is available in 4 languages!
The video of farm community Heggelbach is German spoken and you can chose between English, Spanish or Portuguese subtitles! —- El vídeo de la granja comunitaria Heggelbach también está disponible con subtítulos en español! Gracias a la revista Soberanía Alimentaria, Biodiversidad y Culturas, nuestra organización colaboradora en el Estado Español. Para activar los subtítulos, pulse … Continue reading
New film about Farm community Heggelbach in Germany: now online!
Heggelbach is a multi-generational farm where young and old support each other with their skills. Being a farmer here does not mean a job for 365 days a year: here a farmer can also plan time for holidays. Farm continuity is ensured as young farmers can step in without having to bring in much capital. … Continue reading
Upcoming: A new series of Future Farmer Films!
It has been quite a while now – 9 months to be precise – that we have been publishing our first series of farmer farmer films. In the meanwhile we have been working hard to make sure we could produce a new series of films, meaning securing the necessary funds, contacting organisations all over Europe … Continue reading
European handbook on Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is out and available for free download.
A number of organisations from different European countries active in the CSA movement have together brought out a document on community supported farming initiatives in Austria, Czech Republic, France, Greece, Hungary, Slovakia and UK. Including a To-Do list on how to start up a CSA initiative, aspects of financing, distribution and how much land is … Continue reading
Young greek initiatives
We will be going to Greece soon and are looking for young inspirational farmers initiatives in Greece! If you know, please let us know as well!
Peasant farming in Ireland
Emanuela Russo and Fergal Anderson moved to county Galway, Ireland in September 2011 to start a small vegetable farm. Emanuela, originally from Milan, Italy and Fergal from Galway studied Journalism and Communication and Public Advocacy and Activism respectively and could not imagine to become farmers when they graduated from high school. For the last three … Continue reading
Future Farmers Special: Christian Vieth @ Hofgruender.de
The country needs new farmers! Hofgruender.de is a German initiative which connects the young generation of farmers without land and farm with the older generation of farmers who are on the search for a successor. The extra familial hand-over of farms is currently hardly at stake and has moved in the public eye since the … Continue reading
Online now! Sprout farmer Darragh Flynn
Darragh Flynn (27) started the Happy Pear Living Foods Farm 4 years ago in 2009. He now grows wheatgrass and many different types of sprouts, like beans, sunflower, chickpeas, alfafa, leaks, etc. Darragh delivers all over Ireland and shows us that even without land, it is possible to set up a viable farming business, just … Continue reading