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.
30/01/2020 @ 12:00 – 14:00 – Once again, Boerengroep collaborates with local farmers and entrepreneurs and brings the Farmers Fair back to campus. Join us at the Forum stage for good food, inspiration and delicious local products! Write your new year’s resolution at the Boerengroep stand and try to win a gift selected amongst the products presented. Boerengroep organises this fair […]
30/01/2020 @ 19:30 – 21:30 – Come and join us the 30th of January to watch INHABIT: A permaculture perspective. 19.30 – 21:30 Gaia I Inhabit explores the many environmental issues facing us today and examines solutions that are being applied using the ecological design process called ‘Permaculture’. Permaculture is a design lens that uses the principles found in ecosystems to […]
27/01/2020 @ 12:30 – 13:30 – After graduating the Organic Agriculture master at WUR only a couple of months ago, Lisa Fellmann would like to share her experience taking over a little vegetable farm in Amsterdam-West. She developed the business as part of her internship and now the Stadsgroenteboeren (City-vegetable-farmers) are up and running. Together with her friend and colleague Laura, […]
On December the 7th we visited the ecological farm Overesch. We had seen the farmer Jan Overesch appear in the media in autumn about the farmers protests and became interested…
In the last few Fridays before the well-deserved Christmas-break at the WUR, the speaker’s corner of Impulse was again occupied by lots of interesting students who came to enrich their…
On December 4th there was a fruitful discussion on Dutch agricultural policy under the pleasure of a drink in Café Loburg. As a reaction on the nitrogen discussion and farmers protests, Boerengroep decided to look at the problem from a bit of distance, and discuss the fundamental mechanisms which lead to repeated crises over the course of history. Together we can use this reflection moment to look into the future.