Volunteer during the Climate Strike to support ‘Save Bees and Farmers’

Volunteers wanted! Sept 24: action in Utrecht during the Climate Strike The European Citizens’ Initiative ‘Save Bees and Farmers’ has collected 760,000 signatures. Will you help to reach 1 million (deadline Sept, 30)? On Friday, September 24 we will collect signatures on the Jaarbeursplein in Utrecht during the Climate Strike (Klimaatstaking). Your job as a … Read more

Help out at Graangeluk this Friday

Dear agro-ecologists, GraanGeluk is looking for help with weeding and seed collection! When? Friday 27th of August, 19:00. It’s the field next to the Belmonte Arboretum, we meet at the crossing of the Generaal Foulkesweg and the Holleweg. GraanGeluk is looking for people to help for an hour or two on friday evening (27-8). On … Read more

Farmers’ Protests in India: what is it about?

Indian farmers also want regulation, no surrender to the free market. Article translated from the summary made by Greet Goverde for Platform ABC (link for Dutch text). The Peasant Foundation recently organized a discussion about the farmers’ protests in India, more on that below. But first the background: why protests, why now? It is actually … Read more

About palm oil

written by Romy van der Made You might have heard of it, you might have not. In the Netherlands, we consume at least 136,000 tons of it each year. That is about 8 kilos per person. It is one of the most used vegetable oils in the world. And last but not least, it is … Read more

Recording Farmers’ Tale: Solawi Zabergäu

This is the recording of the third virtual Farmer’s Tale in the peasant farmers of Europe series! This time we were joined by Stefanie Wolf of SoLaWi (Solidarische Landwirtschaft) Zabergäu. This farm has it all! Alpacas, sheep, vegetable patches, a large proportion of green manure, beehives, happy volunteers and share holders! The Demeter-certified farm is … Read more

Boerengroep 50 Years Magazine: donate now!

Dear readers, eaters, makers, and thinkers – we need your help to make the ’50 Years of Boerengroep’ magazine a reality! If you are interested in reading about the dreams of peasants, agriculture and climate, and the rise of food literacy (amongst dazzling farm-themed poems) then please consider donating toward publishing and distribution costs. Every … Read more

Recording “Fresh Perspective on Farmers Protests: Boerengroep 50 Years Kick-Off”

Below you can watch the recording of the Boerengroep 50 years Kick-Off that we had on February 15th 2021. Together with Jan Douwe van der Ploeg, Tim van der Mark and Roel During, we discussed new perspectives on farmers’ protests, both the ones from 1971, when Boerengroep was founded, and the more recent protests these … Read more

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