The Frecklinghof from Chiel and Monique van Dijk, located in the Tecklenburg region in Germany encompasses 150 ha of grassland, farmland and forests. The farm’s vision is to practice a truly regenerative way of agriculture, where more energy (kcal) is harvested, than is needed for the production thereof. The Forest Farmers are supporting the transformation process from the first idea until the trees are planted and growing.
In the Spreewald area, southeast from Berlin, the Michelberger Hotel has started a farm. Goal of this farm is the regeneration of the soil and the creation of a functioning agricultural ecosystem. The Farm will be supplying fresh and delicious ingredients for the Hotel’s restaurant. The Forest Farmers are supporting the team from Michelberger Hotel in the process of planning, designing, establishing and running this place.
The Forest Farmers have developed a the plan for a 40 hectare mosaic landscape in Boxtel (NL), which is based on the principles of regenerative agroforestry. The goal is to create a productive, healthy and abundant landscape where a diversity of nutritious food can be grown, harvested and marketed through a mixed agricultural enterprise.
In Hoogerheide (NL), a 2 hectare rational designed food forest has been implemented in winter 2018/19. The design was made in the run of 2018 by The Forest Farmers for the Foundation Voedselbosbouw Brabantse Wal. Aim of this project is showcasing the economic potential of a rational food forest for the production of nuts, fruit, soft fruit, berries and mushrooms.
On a former cornfield, a diverse and inspiring forest edge farming system was created in 2017. The aim of the Den Food Bosch food forest is to showcase the possibilities of temperate climate agroforestry, make research and spread the principles.
In the vicinity of Den Bosch (NL), the biodynamic vegetable farm Tuinderij de Guit is located. With the changing climate and more weather extremes, their annual production system is facing difficulties. This has led them to work with The Forest Farmers to transform their production system.
The Forest Farmers are developing the concept for a 10-50 ha research farm based on regenerative agroforestry principles. This farm will be a blend of regenerative agriculture best practises, combined with old techniques and new approaches.