In 2018, four people no longer felt like listening to the same bad news. Instead, we wanted to act within our means and set an example. Or, to put it as emotionally as it is banal: to do something to preserve the world for our children and grandchildren.
So we want to do something and build something, in more ways than one: we want to turn brownfield into a living agroforest, dead soil into living earth. The project is also intended as a small, but hopefully exemplary measure against rural drift in southern Senegal, streams of refugees, environmental destruction through conventional agriculture and as an alternative to the prevailing fast money rush. Instead, we want to contribute to safe food supply, education, awareness, respect for people, animals and the environment. We also hope to point out perspectives for the locals.
But all of this is not just intended to serve do-gooders as an end in itself; rather, we want to earn our living in the medium term and thus prove that sustainable and fair farming is also economically viable. Yeah, yeah, heavy stuff. But that’s how it is. And the interested reader is welcome to support: Participate, spread the word, help and whatever else comes to mind.
So we bought a piece of land and started farming it. And that’s what the first steps looked like: