Farmers’ Tales: Arvaia and Fattoria Rio Selva

On the 17th of December, we virtually got to know two CSA’s in Italy: Arvaia and Rio Selva. You can watch the recording below! Arvaia is a community that supports agriculture in Bologna, with 47 hectares dedicated to both agricultural land and public green areas. The community forms a collective who is directly involved in … Read more

Boerengroep’s Holiday Gift Guide

Calling all disoriented holiday shoppers! As the holiday gifting season reaches its peak, Boerengroep would like to provide a guide for navigating this sometimes stressful time. There are plenty of local farmers, artisans, and other creatives in and around Wageningen who make beautiful products, not to mention everything you could try making at home. Let’s … Read more

Reflection “Behind the image of the WUR: stories of conflicting visions”

7th of December 2020 marked a day of events surrounding the first birthday of Unilever on the campus. Extinction Rebellion Wageningen organized a (f)un fair in front of the Unilever building, with games like fishing for dead fish in a pool of plastic, a limbo of how low Unilever has gone with regard to human … Read more

Looking Back on Farmer’s Tales: Ferme du Bec Hellouin

On the evening of November 25th, students, farmers, and various other professionals were joined by peasant farmer and co-founder of Ferme Biologique du Bec Hellouin, Perrine Hervé-Gruyer, to dicuss the future of small-scale and climate-proof agriculture. A recording of the conversation can be found below, alongside a summary of the event. In 2006, Perrine and … Read more

Recording webinar About Peatlands

Here you can find the recording of our webinar About Peatlands, that was held on the 4th of November. Scroll down for more information! If we want a climate-neutral Europe by 2050, we need to increase our carbon sinks. Strengthening peatlands is one of the three most important ways to do that, stated Frans Timmermans … Read more

Beating the Bog Blues

In anticipation of the upcoming webinar “About Peatlands” on November 4th, here is a fable to whet the appetite: Beating the Bog Blues The bog was particularly dry one morning as Heron searched for fish to fill his belly. A small silver flash passed him, but was gone within a second – perhaps it had … Read more

Interview with a Boerengroep Board Member: Cristina Biddlecome-Cañaveral

After sharing Shumaila’s deepest thoughts with you last month, we are continuing to present the Boerengroep interns this month, and today we get to know Cristina Biddlecome-Cañaveral a little bit better! With her creative ideas and captivating writing, we are very lucky to have her in our team. Read below how she got struck by … Read more

Junk Agroecology – new report by TNI and Friends of the Earth

Friends of The Earth International, Transnational Institute and Crocevia published a new report: ‘Junk Agroecology’: The corporate capture of agroecology for a partial ecological transition without social justice’ Download here: https://www.tni.org/files/publication-downloads/38_foei_junk_agroecology_full_report_eng_lr_0.pdf Give it a read and let’s discuss.  

Vacancy Internship with Boerengroep 50 Years

Become an intern at Boerengroep and organize 50 years Boerengroep activities!  We are currently looking for an intern starting in spring 2021, to help organize a 50 years Boerengroep festival September next year. We are thinking of a day-long event with continuous workshops about different agriculture- and food-related practices, a theatre show and a farmers market, … Read more