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Would you like to visit Bodemzicht? Unfortunately, it is not possible to drop by unexpectedly, because we need our time to farm. If you would like to have a look around at the farm, reserve a place at one of our farm tours. If you want to learn more about regenerative agriculture or get personal advice, have a look at the Bodemzicht learning place programme. Hopefully we will see you there!

Climate farmers for life

We are climate farmers for life.

We grow healthy food and abundant landscapes.

We farm climate positive and increase biodiversity.

We are passionate about integrating nature, agriculture and communities.

We invite you to our demonstration farm and learning place.

We invite you to regenerate.

 

Welcome to Bodemzicht!

Bodemzicht boxes

at home

 

Would you like healthy, regenerative vegetables, herbs and climate eggs delivered to your door every Friday afternoon? Do you want to contribute to biodiversity, a healthy climate and eat like a chef? We work together with top restaurants such as De Nieuwe Winkel, Vesters, De Vereeniging and De Meesterproef. And from May we also deliver boxes to your home in Nijmegen!

 

We offer large and small Bodemzicht boxes with or without fresh climate eggs. You can choose a season subscription, flexible subscription or ambassador subscription.

 

Click for our box offers on the PDF below:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interested in a Bodemzicht box? Send an email with your preferred box and address details + phone number to bodemzicht@gmail.com. Due to a limited supply, boxes might be sold out.

 

Throughout the season there are also Bodemzicht vegetables, herbs and climate eggs for sale at the estate shop 't Grootstalletje.

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Climate eggs

Until May you can collect our climate eggs every Thursday or Friday at Hatertse Hei, Grootstal or in Galgenveld, Nijmegen.


We sell regenerative eggs from Vredelinger chickens that eat fresh grass and insects all year round. By grazing holistically with chicken mobiles, we build living soil and actively sequester CO2. And all this right next to Nijmegen. You can taste all that goodness in our eggs!

Price:
- 6 climate eggs for 2.95 euro
- 10 climate eggs for 4.95 euro

- 20 climate eggs for 9.75 euro

- 30 climate eggs for 14.50 euro


Collection points:

- Hatertse Hei: Thursday 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM at the small roundabout (opposite Van Peltlaan 192)
- Grootstal: Friday from 4:00 PM to 4:30 PM at shop 't Grootstalletje (right opposite Grootstalselaan 88)
- Galgenveld: Friday from 5:00 PM to 5:30 PM at Javastraat 27

Would you like to order eggs ? Please transfer no later than 12 PM that same day:
- 2.95 euro indicating “6 climate eggs” or
- 4.95 euro indicating “10 climate eggs”
- 9.75 euro indicating “20 climate eggs”

- 14.50 euro indicating “30 climate eggs”

- and 'neighbourhood collection point'


and place of collection at NL72 TRIO 0788 8288 35 in the name of "Bodemzicht".

We hope to see you on Thursday or Friday!

 
 

Farm

“Ultimately the only wealth that can sustain any community, economy or nation is derived from the photosynthetic process - green plants growing on regenerating soil.”

 

Allan Savory

 

In 2020 we started our regenerative demonstration farm Bodemzicht ('Soil perspective') at landgoed Grootstal, right next to Nijmegen. Regenerative agriculture grows top soil, sequesters CO2, increases biodiversity and makes profit. Bodemzicht will profoundly change the perspective in Dutch agriculture: from boundless, degrading monocultures to grounded, resilient farm enterprises. Our farm starts from 21st century challenges as climate change, biodiversity loss and the farmers' crisis and translates these into carbon positive, biodiverse and profitable agriculture.

 

Bodemzicht delivers vegetables, fruits and eggs directly to a regional market. The soil is disturbed as little as possible and no artificial fertilisers and pesticides are used. The farm works as ecological as possible. For example prunings will provide carbon for compost and compost is again food for vegetables and trees. Mobile chicken caravans in the silvopasture activate the vegetation and soil and work as intensive carbon pumps that store CO2. Bodemzicht works towards its own water system that can deal with droughts and floods. Green technology is integrated throughout the company for energy, data and operations.

 

 

Bodemzicht wants to provide a realistic circular alternative to current agriculture ánd create a long term future for farmers in the Netherlands.

 

Towards a truly sustainable agriculture!

 

 

Farm tour

Visit Bodemzicht in 1.5 hours and learn more about no-dig market gardening, holistic grazing and the latest developments at the farm. There is also lots of room for questions.

 

The farm tours are given at 11 am on May 16, May 30, June 13, June 27, July 11, July 25, August 8, August 22 and September 5 in 2021. Tours are in Dutch, but there is a special English tour on July 25.

 

Costs are 10 euros per person including coffee and tea. People under 18 are free of charge. Book in advance via bodemzicht@gmail.com.

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“Earthworms will dance”

Joel Salatin

 

Learning place

“Look deep into nature and you will understand everything better.”

 

Albert Einstein

Bodemzicht learning place concerns itself with the question “how do we build a regenerative society?” Farmers, citizens, policy makers, organisations, artists and students are invited to think and work together on this question. There is a special programme for starting regenerative farmers: from people with a general interest in regenerative agriculture to starting professionals. The learning place also hosts the ‘regenerative insights’ series that cover fundamental ecological insights: from the holistic management at Bodemzicht to new world views befitting the Anthropocene. In all cases, theory and practice meet. We need radical interdisciplinarity, courage and diversity to work towards a regenerative society. Are you building with us?

 

Courses:

 

  • Is regenerative farming for me? (2 days, 350 euro incl. btw)

  • How to start a regenerative farm? (10 days, 1450 euro incl. btw)

  • Regenerative apprenticeship (4 months or 8 months)

  • No-dig market garden course (2 days, 350 euro incl. btw)

  • Holistic grazing course (2 days, 350 euro incl. btw)

  • How to build a regenerative organisation (1 dag, 650 euro incl. btw)

  • Personal advise (3 hours, 300 euro incl. btw)

  • Regenerative insights (interdisciplinary lecture series)

 

For the descriptions and the application information of the courses see the pdf below. Notice: due to covid, data might still change.

Bodemzicht learning place is part of the non-profit Bodemzicht foundation. The goal of the foundation is to, practically and ideally, build a regenerative society and to facilitate the transition towards a regenarative agri(culture). Bodemzicht foundation is in process of becoming an ANBI (public benefit organisation).

 
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Residency

 “Nature is no longer outside us, but beneath our feet, and it shakes us.”

Bruno Latour

Bodemzicht works on a regenerative residency in which thinkers and doers - artists, scientists, designers, farmers, chefs – research regenerative agriculture at landgoed Grootstal. The residents offer diverse quantitative and qualitative insights - from carbon data to poems and menus - in relation to the development of Bodemzicht and Grootstal as a transition place. Feedback from residents improve the farm continuously. More information will follow.

 
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ANBI

​Bodemzicht learning place, the residency and the development of prototypes - from a regenerative working station to a holistic grazing plan - are covered by the non-profit Bodemzicht foundation.

 

Bodemzicht foundation is there to builld, practically and ideally, a regenerative society and to facilitate a transition towards regenerative (agri)culture.

 

The foundation works on this goal:

  • By making Bodemzicht a leading demonstration farm, where the practice, challenges and benefits of regenerative agriculture are shown to a wide audience. Bodemzicht wants to be a flywheel for regenerative agriculture in the Netherlands and Europe.

  • By training regenerative farmers in a specially tailored Bodemzicht learning programme and by supporting, where possible, staring regenerative farmers.

  • By organising meetings, events, lectures with students, farmers, citizens, scientists, policymakers, artists and other professionals in which a regenerative society is practically and ideally built.

  • By organising residencies that reflect on and tell stories about regenerative agriculture and / or society at Bodemzicht.

 

The board of the foundation consists of:

  • Erik de Jong, emeritus professor of culture, landscape and nature at the UvA, strives for a holistic natureculture and the interweaving of biodiversity, nature, garden, park, landscape, art, culture and science in the Anthropocene.

  • Bonnie Chopard works with InLandschap as a Bio Insipired Innovation architect working with biobased materials, circular and nature-inclusive projects. In landscape architecture and public space, species diversity, climate adaptation and soil life are the pillars for a regenerative living environment.

  • With Native Circles, Mark Aink helps companies, brands and people reconnect with nature and their nature, so that they become a driving force for positive change. In 2020 he also started Decade of Action to help accelerate the transition to an 'ecology economy'.

Bodemzicht foundation is currently working on an ANBI-status.

 

 

 

About

“The landscape of any farm is the owner's portrait of himself.”

 

Aldo Leopold

Ricardo Cano Mateo (1985) is a Spanish biologist and the farmer of Bodemzicht. Bodemzicht started for Ricardo with a shifting perspective on nature conservation. "Everyone was focusing on human-exclusive nature conservation, while I observed in Costa Rica how much human-inclusive agroforestry contributed to the rain forest. Years of intensive studies into nature-inclusive agriculture followed. Later I experienced the positive impact of regenerative agriculture on landscapes and communities during my work at Ecosystem Restoration Camps in Spain and Ridgedale Permaculture Farm in Sweden."

Anne van Leeuwen (1987) studied art history, cultural analysis and biology. She will focus on Bodemzicht learning place. The idea for Bodemzicht emerged from her search to bring natural and cultural worlds together. "During my studies I struggled with the division between nature and culture. Working at ARTIS I discovered that storytelling is at heart of transformation. With a growing sense of urgency, I decided it was time to start a fundamental and earth-bound ecological learning place."

Contact

Ricardo Cano Mateo

Anne van Leeuwen

Landgoed Grootstal

Sint Jacobsweg 13a, Malden

bodemzicht@gmail.com

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