Farmers 2019

1. De Nieuwe Ronde CSA

Short Description: CSA, Pick-It-Yourself Garden, Permaculture. The Nieuwe Ronde consists out of two Pick-It-Yourself gardens in Wageningen, where customers can harvest their own fruit and veggies from the spring to deep in the winter. There is a very big variety of different crops, with different seasons of harvest: strawberries, pumpkins, potatoes, leek…. and many others.

Labels: SKAL
Activities on farm:  weeding, hoeing, planting, maintenance
Name farmer(s): Pieter Lammerts and Klaas Nijhof
Phone: tel. Klaas: 0317 41 38 99   tel. Pieter: 06-30030415
* Oude Diedenweg 108, Wageningen (farmer Klaas)
* 1e Honingblokpad, Wageningen (farmer Pieter)
How to get there: biking from Wageningen
Amount of students: 2
Accommodation: no. (It is located in Wageningen)
Bike available: yes
Food: Breakfast and dinner at home, Lunch to bring to the farm.
Comments/What to Bring etc:  lots of energy.

2. De Hoge Born

Hoge-BornShort Description: De Hoge Born is an organic Anthroposofical care farm near Wageningen University. They grow a mix of fruits and vegetables. They furthermore have chicken. They have a farm shop which is open 6 days a week.

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Labels: SKAL
Activities on farm: Weeding, harvesting, planting and hoeing
Name farmer(s): Hans Janssen
Phone: 06-52000672
Adress: Bornsesteeg 87, 6708PD Wageningen
How to get there: Train to Ede-Wageningen, then a 88 or 84 to Wageningen. Get out at bus stop Campus Atlas. 5 Minutes walk from there.
Amount of students: 2
Accommodation: No (it is in Wageningen)
Food: Monday to Thursday soup for lunch
Comments/What to Bring etc: –

3. Veld en Beek

veld en beek
Short Description
: Veld en Beek is a biodynamic mixed farm with dairry cows, vegetables, arable land, beef cattle and dairy processing (milk, yoghurt, buttermilk, cream, butter, cheese, fresch chees). They have a very special way of selling their products in a consumer cooperative and have an innovative approach to farming. Also check out this video of FEI participants at the farm!

Labels: Bio, Demeter
Activities on farm: work on the garden, milking, processing of the milk, distribution of the products
Name farmer(s): Jan Wieringa
Phone: 0621516966
Address: Fonteinallee 33, 6865 ND Doorwerth
How to get there: 30 minutes biking from Wageningen
Amount of students: 3
Accommodation: yes
Food: lunch will be provided
Comments/What to Bring etc: working clothes and shoes

4. Schapenstreek

Short Description: Sheep farm operating in a natural area. They make cheese, ice-cream and yogurt and also work as a care farm.

Labels: SKAL
Activities on farm: taking care of livestock with (Tue-Fri) or without (SaturdayMonday) the clients of the care farm, making cheese (1 to 2 times per week) and ice cream, working in the shop, possibly land maintenance
Name farmer(s): Anita and Mark
Phone: 06 100 99 44 7
Address: de Gouw 57a, 1614 mb Lutjebroek
How to get there: Take the train to Hoogkarspel, then a bus to Kerspelweg. From there it is 1,5 walk but the farmers can also pick you up.
Amount of students: 2-3
Accommodation: yes, in house of farmer
Food: breakfast, lunch and dinner is provided

5. Floris’ bomen


Short Description: Floris’ Bomen is a natural fruit tree nursery. They distinquish themselves from others in their sector because most of the trees stay the whole growing period at their farm. They cultivate the rootstocks themselves and they occulate in the winter or in spring. The trees are not covered in chemical substances or high fertilizers, this leads to a slower growing process, but the trees will have a more developed natural hardness.

Labels: SKAL
Activities on farm: Oculate trees, tie sticks to trees, mowing, maintenance,
Name farmer(s): Floris & Judith Komen
Phone: 06-11482850
Visiting adress: Rijndonksestraat naast #3, 5275 HJ Den Dungen
Amount of students: 2
Accommodation: students can share a caravan
Food: Lunch will be together, breakfast and dinner can be self prepared.
Comments/What to Bring etc: rain boots and sleeping bag.

6. De Beersche Hoeve

beersche hoeve

Short Description: We grow vegetables and we specialise in vegetable seed cultivation in all areas to do with development and propagation of open pollinated varieties.

Labels: SKAL – Demeter
Activities on farm: weeding, planting, harvesting
Name farmer(s): René Groenen, Gineke de Graaf, Teun Luijten, Edwin Nuijten
Phone: 06-36581305
Visiting adress: Baesterdijk 5, 5091RA Oostelbeers
How to get there: Train to Best. There we pick you up
Amount of students: 1
Accommodation: Guest-room and use of the kantine, together with other trainee
Food: Included, some days you eat with us and some days you have to cook yourself
Comments/What to Bring etc: work-clothes, lots of energy

7. Voedselrijk


Short Description: A 3,4 hectare food forest in the making in an existing coniferous forest.

Labels: Food forest, farming the woods
Activities on farm: Observation, analysis, mapping, design, species selection, planning. Plus possible hands-on work on herb and shrub layer, creating paths and generals structure, mushroom cultivation, maybe some tree cutting and processing.
Name farmer(s): Malika Cieremands
Phone: 06-19159096
Visiting adress: The food forest is in the woods, about 20-30 minutes by bike from WUR campus. Exact adress on request only.
How to get there: Bike
Amount of students: 1-2
Accommodation: No (it’s in Wageningen)
Food: Tea and snacks offerd, please bring your own lunch
Comments/What to Bring etc: Positive spirit, open mind. Love for nature and forests, the wish to communicate and interact with all of life. Working clothes and closed shoes. Working gloves or hand tools (knife, clippers etc.) if you have. Some can be provided. Take care of tick protection.

8. Food Forest Ketelbroek

Short Description
: The first Food Forest of the Netherlands! Food forest in Ketelbroek is a place where notions from permaculture and agroforestry are applied for the growing of fruit, vegetables and nuts, in combination with nature. The cultivated area is approximately 2,42 hectares of Food Forest, in combination with a stream, ponds and hedgerows. The farm is located about 12 kilometres south of Nijmegen in a beautiful environment: countryside with some wooded hills and a swamp (both nature reserves) can be seen. Hedges have been planted for aesthetic value, biodiversity and windbreak. Many fruit trees (for instance peach, pawpaw, Japanese plums, kaki), nuts (chestnut, hazel, walnut, earthnut, hickory) and shrubs (as gooseberry, Nanking cherry, Siberian pea tree) do promise good harvests in future times. In between, open spaces are created, both for making ponds and growing our food (sun loving crops as potatoes and pumpkins). 

Labels: SKAL
Activities on farm:  scything, harvesting, observing and monitoring biodiversity
Research Question: What would be a simple and cheap way of monitoring the development of soil fertility?
Name farmer(s): Wouter van Eck and Pieter Jansen
Phone: 06 44768631 (Wouter)
Address:Plakseweg, Groesbeek – De Horst (12km south of Nijmegen)
How to get there: go to station Nijmegen.Take bus 5 to Groesbeek – De Horst to the final stop (named ‘kerk’). From there it’s a 5 minute walk to the Food Forest.
Amount of students: 1
Accommodation:To be discussed – there are some nice camping sites near the farm.
Bike available: yes
Food: to be discussed

9. De Ommuurde Tuin

Ommuurde Tuin teelt

Short Description:  The Ommuurde Tuin is located in the Historic Kitchen Garden of King William the 3rd! Since 1999, the garden became a small organic agricultural business. The enthusiastic farmer Esther tries every year to grow other varieties and she currently has about 450 varieties of vegetables, fruits and herbs – traditional, modern and wild species. Some of the veggies and fruit that are grown are: asparagus, lettuce, rhubarb, strawberries, snow pea, beets, carrots, autumn raspberries, sweet corn, savoy cabbage, pumpkins and others, depending on the seasons. Besides this, they are practicing agroecological and permaculture principles in their garden. There is also a yearly course on agroecology in practice, in case you want to dive deeper after the FEI ( De Ommuurde Tuin is a CSA with more than 85 veggy bags every week. The garden is working together with the RSO chairgroup to conduct research how to strengthen CSAs and local economies.

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Activities on farm: weeding, hoeing, irrigation, planting, harvesting, making veggy bags, sowing, help in the farm shop, selling the veggies etc.
Research Questions: Which plants grow well together? (Companion planting). Which natural enemies could we use at our garden? How to design a CSA principle that can provide a minimum wage for the peasant farmer (also a thesis project with RSO!)
Name farmer(s): Esther Kuiler and Elske Hageraats
Phone: Elske 06-48663589; Esther 06-12583453
Address: Kortenburg, Renkum (map)
How to get there: biking from Wageningen
Amount of students: 2
Accommodation: no. Student can sleep in Wageningen (3km biking)
Bike available: no
Food: not provided, veggies to take home are. Tea, coffee and cake during breaks is provided, but you have to bring your own lunch (and have dinner at your place in Wageningen)

10. Proefboerderij Haverkamp

picture fabian on his land

Short description: Doing physical exercise, enjoying a sense of community, producing something useful, making art, being playful, caring about nature. These are the things that give me satisfaction, so I am building a farm that holds all of them. How? Creating a space that is so satisfactory to work at, that people will provide their labor, just so they can be there. The start of this fossil-free and plant-based farm is there, on a piece of land rented of a farm near Deventer. Want to join?

Website: [The website is almost, for now, we only have this landing page ]
Labels: arable farming, plant protein, mixed farm, self-processing and selling, intercropping

Activities on farm: weeding, plan next cropping season, fruit harvesting, processing products, small tasks on the farm

Name farmer(s): Fabian Kemps Verhage and Wim Hekkert
Phone: +31 (0) 6 2333 3670
Address: Haverkampsweg 5, 7396 BS, Terwolde
How to get there: Take train to Deventer and OV-bike for 15 minutes to farm.
Amount of students: 2
Accommodation: Either a tent or sleeping in caravan
Food: Cooking together with the farmer
Comments: This will be the first volunteers on the farm. However, I look forward to work more with volunteers, so hopefully we can create a good place and working practice with the volunteers.

What to bring etc: Some good working clothes (for hot and rainy weather), swimming suit (the farm is next to the river IJssel), your laptop (to help with cropping and commercial plan for next year), a good book, pencils and drawing material (the farmer wants to do more art on the farm).