Farmers 2018

Here you find the list of farmers that participated in previous years. We are currently contacting these and new farmers to find out who will be willing to host students this summer. So keep an eye on this website for updates!

If you have any questions don’t hesitate to contact via farmexperienceinternship@gmail.com  (If you are interested to do your internship at another farm, please let us know so we can get in touch with the farmer and make it work!)

1. Anna’s Tuin en Ruigte

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Short Description
: Anna’s Tuin en Ruigte is an urban agroecology project in implementation at the science park campus of Amsterdam. We aim to be an educational urban farm + meeting place + science lab.

Website: www.annastuinenruigte.nl (facebook is more updated)
Mail: info@annastuinenruigte.nl
Labels: –
Activities on farm:  urban gardening, food forest implementation, outside cooking, planning
Name farmer(s): Joao & Marleene
Phone: tel. +5511972180155 (whats app)
Address: Science park 904, Amsterdam
How to get there: train or bus
Amount of students: 2
Accommodation: we could try to see with the garden community.
Bike available: we could try to see with the garden community.
Food: Bring your own food.
Comments/What to Bring etc: It is good to talk before to make sure everything is clear about our project.
Important side note! Due to personal circumstances it would be best to have the student only for one week.

2. De Nieuwe Ronde CSA

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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.

Website: http://denieuweronde.nl/
Mail: info@denieuweronde.nl
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
Address:
* Oude Diedenweg 108, Wageningen (farmer Klaas)
* 1e Honingblokpad, Wageningen (farmer Pieter)
How to get there: biking from Wageningen
Amount of students: 2, max 4
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.

3. De Stroom

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Short Description
: De Stroom is an organic garden of 4 hectares, owned by the young gardeners Angelien, Welmoet and Linde. They grow more than 35 varieties of vegetables for veggie bags and organic shops nearby. See also a wonderful video!

Website: www.tuinderijdestroom.nl
Mail: info@tuinderijdestroom.nl
Labels: Skal
Activities on farm: planting, weeding, hoeing, harvesting, preparing veggie bags
Research Question:
Name farmer(s): Angelien, Welmoet, Linde
Phone: 0618357109 (Linde)
Address: Hemmensestraat 17, Randwijk (close to Wageningen)
How to get there: by bike from Wageningen (about 30 minutes)
Amount of students: 1-2
Accommodation: No. Student has to sleep in Wageningen.
Bike available: no
Food: Student can join for lunch
Comments/What to Bring etc: Clothes that can get dirty, boots in wet weather. Protection from the sun and bottle of water.

4. De Ommuurde Tuin

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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.

Website: http://www.ommuurdetuin.nl/
Mail: info@ommuurdetuin.nl
Activities on farm: to weed, hoe, give water, sow, plant, harvest etc.
Research Question: Effects and differences between vegetable fertilizers and manure; effects of micorrhiza application in vegetable fields; financial system of an organic farm; weed control; small-scale mechanization possibilities..
Name farmer(s): Esther Kuiler (Elske Hageraats)
Phone: 06-12583453 – (06-48663589)
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. Tea and coffee during breaks is provided.

5. Food Forest Ketelbroek

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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).

Website:www.facebook.com/foodforestketelbroek
https://www.voedselbosbouw.org/ 

Contact: kenniscentrumvoedselbossen@gmail.com
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

6. Aarde-Werk de Stegge

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Short Description
: “Earth-Work de Stegge” is a practical school of sustainability. Jan-Willem and Gea grow most of their food in the permaculture garden and they also sell the surplus. They also produce their own electricity and take care of the waste water purification. They work with volunteers, WWOOFers as well as schools and visitors. All the education is based on the philosophy of deep ecology which emphasises the emotional connection to nature.

Website: www.aarde-werkdestegge.nl
Contact: info@aarde-werkdestegge.nl
Labels: EKO
Activities on farm: working in the garden and the food forest, taking care of the animals (2 cows and 7 chickens).
Name farmer(s): Jan-Willem and Gea
Phone: 0543 563717/06 21566924
Address: Geessinkweg 3, 7107 Ar Winterswijk Kotten
How to get there: Take train to Winterswijk. From there you can take Regio Taxi Gelderland (make a reservation one hour in advance)
Amount of students: 1
Accommodation: yes / tent camping
Bike available: yes
Food: meals are provided in working days. In the weekend you are free to use the kitchen to cook for yourself.
Comments/What to Bring etc: an open mind, sturdy clothes and shoes for all kinds of weather, sleeping bag.

7. Schapenstreek

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

Website: http://www.schapenstreek.nl/
Contact: info@schapenstreek.nl
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

8. Floris’ bomen

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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.

Website: http://www.florisbomen.nl/
Contact: info@florisbomen.nl
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.

9. 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.

Website: https://dehogeborn.nl/
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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: Will be updated soon
Accommodation: Will be updated soon
Food: Will be updated soon
Comments/What to Bring etc: Will be updated soon

10. Veld en Beek

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Short Description
: Biodynamic dairy farm with traditional Dutch breed of cows (“Blaarkop”). Apart from milk products they also have meat, garden and arable land. They have a very special way of selling their products in a consumer cooperative and innovative approach to farming. Also check out this video of FEI participants at the farm!

Website: http://veldenbeek.nl/
Contact: https://www.facebook.com/BoerderijVeldEnBeek
Labels: Bio, Demeter
Activities on farm: work on the garden, 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

11. Ekoboerderij de Lingehof de lingehof
Short Description: 90 hectares of organic agriculture and garden. Diverse varieties of potatoes, onions, carrots, pumpkin, cabbage, clover, strawberries, grain, broccoli etc. The farm works together with nursery the Stroom and dairy farm Opneij.

Website: www.ekoboerderijdelingehof.nl
Mail: aj@ekoboerderijdelingehof.nl
Labels: SKAL, Global Gap
Activities on farm:  maintenance, harvesting, weeding etc.
Name farmer(s): André Jurrius
Phone: +31 6 51634465
Address: Hemmensestraat 17; 6668 LB Randwijk (close to Wageningen)
How to get there: biking from Wageningen
Amount of students: 1
Accommodation: no. The farm is 5km from Wageningen.
Bike available: –
Food:
They work from 8am-5pm. Coffee and tea will be there, as well as lunch. Students take care of their own breakfast and dinner.
Comments/What to Bring etc: work enthusiasm and perseverance. The rest is there!