Nature and biodiversity
Transition and Education for Resilient and Regenerative Agriculture
Terra is an agroecological center of 1.5 hectares in the heart of Luxembourg. it is Luxembourg's first CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) farm founded in 2014. A team of three: Pit Reichert, Marko Anyfandakis, and Sophie Pixius created a regenerative and wholesome food system. Terra is working on permaculture ethics and building a resilient food system by bringing producers and consumers together. Terra is composed of 230 members and offers fresh vegetable baskets to their members on weekly basis.
Terra's mission is to " bring food back to the people and people back to the soil"
Additionally, Terra offers a wide variety of events like cooking workshops, educational tours, etc. to enhance participatory learning.
How is your initiative financed?
Start-up capital was obtained from crowdfunding, with cooperators buying shares and gaining decisionmaking votes. This has allowed us to establish TERRA and grow without a bank loan. Our running costs are covered largely by the membership fees. We are proud to say that we don’t receive any subsidies or other financial help from the outside but can be independent.
Are there any additional partners or funders connected to your initiative?
CSA membership to receive fresh weekly veggie baskets
Attending workshops and open events
Becoming a cooperator
Doing an internship
What’s neededPart time volunteers
Create a regenerative and wholesome food system
Anyone interested in fresh, local veggies in the area of Luxembourg city or close to one of our pick-up spots (Eicherfeld, Bonnevoie)
People with an interest in innovative gardening (no-dig bio-intensive growing method) possibly with the aim of setting up there own project
People looking for an opportunity to get their hands dirty with a nice bunch of people in a lovely nature setting right next to the city
Challenges and learning successes
The team is key to success
The learning is ever-ongoing but you do get noticeably better at what you do ;)
- Good Health and Well-being
- Responsible Consumption and Production
- Life on Land