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.
17/05/2023 @ 12:30 – 13:30 – 12:30 – 13:30 @ Speaker’s Corner of Impulse (Wageningen Campus) On May 17 we welcome Wouter van Eck back to Wageningen Campus, where he will tell the story of setting up the first Food Forest in The Netherlands and how the movement has grown over the years!
19/04/2023 @ 12:30 – 13:30 – 12:30-13:30, Speaker’s Corner at Impulse (Wageningen Campus) On 19 April during lunch break, Boerengroep presents Farmer’s Tales #4, a bi-weekly dialogue with farmers on the practice of food production. Stichting Kapitaloceen takes farmland off the market and proposes a radical ecological and social alternative to monoculture. The foundation grants access to land to those for […]
29/04/2023 @ 00:00 – DATE CHANGED! On April 29th we will visit farmer Jan Willem Breukink, who has a family farm in Brummen, where they are trying to switch to a nature-inclusive farming strategy. On the farm of 100 hectares and 180 dairy cows, we will learn from him what such a change in practices entails for himself, the […]
25/03/2023 @ 09:30 – 16:30 – Boerengroep is back with the first excursion of 2023! We are going with to two farms in the region of Nijmegen: de Waalgaard (https://www.waalgaard.nl/) and Eet Meerbosch (https://eetmeerbosch.nl/). De Waalgaard and Eet Meerbosch are farms that have a Community-Supported Agriculture (CSA) model and produce food in a Food Forest! The harvest-shareholders can harvest themselves. Eet […]
22/03/2023 @ 12:30 – 13:30 – Join us for Farmer’s Tales episode 3: Practicing agroforestry in a family farm in Dehesa with Elena Escano. 🐷🌳For our third episode, Elena will provide an introduction to the Dehesa, the characteristic ecosystem of southern Spain and Portugal. Through the lens of family production, she will prompt us to consider the importance of distinguishing products […]
08/03/2023 @ 12:30 – 13:30 – Join us for Farmer’s Tales episode 2: Solidarity Payment with Elske Hageraats and Ruben Mombarg. Farmers’ tales are a bi-weekly lunch dialogue with farmers, where we explore various practices of food production. For our second episode, Elske Hageraats will address the issue of how half of Dutch farmers have an income below the minimum income […]
Our dearest Boerengroep is looking for a new, responsible Chair member that helps us to organise and chair board meetings! Are you interested in joining us? Apply now! Requirements: Availability…
This is part 2 in a series of blogs to break down the Dutch Nitrogen crisis, by Mir van den Bos, who is a trainee of the Fair Future Generators…
Vacancy Secretary Stichting Boerengroep is looking for a new secretary from 15 September 2023 (5 hrs a week) Organization St. Boerengroep (peasant foundation) bridges the gap between practice and theory…