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Der Buschberghof

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

City: Fuhlenhagen

Country: Germany

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

The 90 ha farm Buschberghof, situated 35 km east of Hamburg/Northern Germany was converted from a privately owned biodynamic family farm into a Community Land Trust (gGmbH) in 1968 to ensure biodynamic farming in perpetuity, to prevent soil becoming a commodity, and the farm from being indebted. In 1988 – after a generation shift – the three farmers started an initiative to set up a Community Supported Agriculture scheme to involve more than 90 customer households to take over risk and responsibility for farming.

Scale of intervention : Local

Keywords: community supported agriculture - CSA, multifunctional Agriculture, land access, social inclusion, consumer producers partnerships, collective farmland ownership, collective approach, community land trust, biodynamic farming, family farming, farm partners, dairy products, social and solidarity economy, local breed, local supply chain, local food systems, livestock farming, gardening

Places: Germany

Actors: farm, community land trust (CLT), citizen

Methods: promotion of local economic activity, self-financing

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