Actually we’ve been looking for a place to cultivate vegetables. What we found was a farm that calls itsself a community-supported agriculture. I haven’t heard the word before but found the idea very intersting to both financially support an ecological farm and work on it together with others to get your own vegetables, fruits, honey and meat in return. That’s why we went there on a free day to visit the farmyard that covers 80 hectares in size. The place was stunning and more than beautiful for us country-returnees: Donkeys, carinthian sheep, horses, cows, pigs, hens, cats and bees living together on an original bavarian farm that was built in the middle ages. The farmers’ work focuses on biodiversity and respects animal welfare as far as possible. The people who built the community regularly meet each other to make juice, bread or sow some rye on the field. They do what farmers do and take an active part in their everyday work – whatever that takes. It’s also interesting for them to get an insight into planning and risks farmers have to take every year. The idea of communty-supported agriculture goes back to Rudolf Steiner. To be honest, I’m following neither antroposophical nor spiritual convinctions, but this special idea seems to be persuasive to me. It seems so much better than the idea of cultivating veggies in your own garden. I’ve been learning much more by working together with people who are specialists than to work on my own by reading books or checking the internet. Here is a short insight in pictures… and if you’re interested: you can find biodynamic agricultures all over Germany and maybe you can find one nearby your home, too.