Who are we?

Stichting Boerengroep (Peasant Foundation) is a student foundation at Wageningen University that aims to connect the university (students, research, education) with the reality and challenges of farmers in the Netherlands and worldwide. In this way we fight for social, just and sustainable food production. We do this by bringing students into the fields and farmers into lecture rooms at the university.

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Upcoming events

Seed saving : why, how and where ?

03/06/2020 @ 19:30 – 21:30 – Pluktuin Sayuran is an agroecological self-harvest market garden in Wageningen, created by Chris Chancellor, former student at WUR. Chris wants to launch a seed saving network in Wageningen, with professional and non-professional gardeners ! To “inaugurate” this initiative, Boerengroep is hosting a webinar on seedsaving with Maria Scholten working with UK and Ireland Seed Sovereignety […]

Ecovillages – a sustainable alternative?

27/05/2020 @ 20:00 – 21:30 – “An ecovillage is an intentional, traditional or urban community that is consciously designed through locally owned participatory processes in all four dimensions of sustainability (social, culture, ecology and economy) to regenerate social and natural environments” (Global Ecovillage Network). But what does this mean in practice? Can ecovillages provide us with a sustainable alternative for the […]

The phosphorous crisis: an alternative look from the forest

12/05/2020 @ 19:30 – 21:00 – 𝟏𝟐𝐭𝐡 𝐨𝐟 𝐌𝐚𝐲, 𝟏𝟗:𝟑𝟎 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐩𝐡𝐨𝐬𝐩𝐡𝐨𝐫𝐨𝐮𝐬 𝐜𝐫𝐢𝐬𝐢𝐬 𝐢𝐧 𝐚𝐠𝐫𝐢𝐜𝐮𝐥𝐭𝐮𝐫𝐞: 𝐚𝐧 𝐚𝐥𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐧𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐯𝐞 𝐥𝐨𝐨𝐤 𝐟𝐫𝐨𝐦 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐭. 𝐓𝐚𝐥𝐤 𝐛𝐲 𝐍𝐢𝐞𝐤 𝐏𝐞𝐩𝐞𝐥𝐬 𝐟𝐨𝐥𝐥𝐨𝐰𝐞𝐝 𝐛𝐲 𝐝𝐢𝐬𝐜𝐮𝐬𝐬𝐢𝐨𝐧. Zoom link: Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89462296521 Meeting ID: 894 6229 6521 It has been known for a while that our global phosphorous reserves are diminishing due to an increasing demand of the nutrient […]

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