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Gut Wulfsdorf

Rural topic(s): Access to land, Local food Chains

City: Ahrensburg

Country: Germany

Web site: http://www.gutwulfsdorf.de

Gut Wulfsdorf with 366 ha, is a Hamburg city estate, rented in 1989 to a farmer and turned as a bio-dynamical farm. Farming, dairy cows and livestock, market garden, farm shop and stalls on 9 farmers markets are operated by the farmer, wheras the butchery, the bakery and a cooperating box scheme are run by independent subtenants. It employs regularly a total of about 60 people. It has also attracted « settlers » developing housing projects.

Scale of intervention : Local

Keywords: local food processing, multifunctional Agriculture, land policy, direct selling, diversification of economic activities, collective approach, solidarity customers, Information / Education for sustainable development, farmer’s shop, job creation, biodynamic farming, eco-housing, rural heritage, box scheme, livestock farming, gardening

Places: Germany

Actors: rural estate

Methods: pedagogy, raising awareness, promotion of local economic activity, training/capacity-building

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