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  • Ein Bauer zeigt wie’s geht

    7. November 2016
    schwein_3_bMeine Ankunft verfolgt Markus Bogner im Internet, wie er mir per SMS mitteilt: Der Zug aus München hat Verspätung, aber wir treffen uns pünktlich am Bahnhof Gmund am Tegernsee. Sein Buch hatte mich beeindruckt „Selbst denken, selbst machen, selbst versorgen – Ein Bauer zeigt wie’s geht“ …

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Global

  • 2000 square meters in Kenya

    10. November 2016
    kenia_1The 2000m² idea keeps growing all around the world. These days, we’re welcoming our newest member in the community: Salome Wambui and Peter Maina are just about to set up a 2000m² on their farm nearby Gilgil in Rift Valley, Kenya. The two small-scale farmers are …

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2000 square metres

If we were to divide the total global surface area of arable land by the number of people living on the planet, each person would get 2000m². It’s incredible just how much can be grown on a plot that size! Such a field could produce tonnes of vegetables, potatoes or grain… But who can eat all that?

What’s even more incredible is that in Europe we are currently consuming and wasting more than can be produced on our individual share of land.

On this website we want to take a look at our 2000m² together. We want to find out what needs to be done so that we can grow enough to provide for all human beings, animals, and plants that live from this land. We are looking for answers to many questions and for practical solutions.

Our field has gotten out of control: We urgently need to take action to stop this! Luckily we can all make changes. Some things we can do on our own once we understand the problems; others we can only achieve together.

“Good Food – Good Farming” is the campaign slogan of the Agricultural and Rural Convention (ARC2020), a broad alliance of farmers and consumers, along with over a hundred environmental, animal welfare, public health and development organisations from across Europe. ARC2020 is calling for a fundamental shift in our European agricultural and rural development policy to foster sustainable production and consumption of food, and the recovery of rural areas. Your participation is very welcome!

Team

  • Carla Giardini

    Carla Giardini

    Farmer

    A 46 year-old vegetable farmer and trained home economics teacher, Carla runs a peri-urban organic farm and shop, and has two children. Although she never gets bored, she sometimes wishes she had a little more time to be creative and try new recipes.

  • The field

    The field

    field of experimentation

    The size of the field is about 2000m², representing the amount of arable land available to each one of us globally. The field is a few million years old; full of nourishment, life and stories. Lately, however, it has become a victim of pesticide overload.

  • Ben Wissler

    Ben Wissler

    Biologist

    A 32 year-old scientist specializing in plant ecology and communication, Ben conducts research on the role of soil fungi in the networking of plants.
    He always has some interesting trivia up his sleeve, ready to share.