De Eenzaamheid Farm - The Netherlands
The family van Schie has been running the farm “De Eenzaamheid” on an island in Warmond for 170 years: Appropriately called “The Solitude”. In 2020, Roos, Jan and Joost (5th and 6th generation) are moving on to the next step: from organic to regenerative farming.
Working according to the 4Returns approach, in collaboration with NGO's Wij.land and Commonland. Wageningen University and the Louis Bolk Institute, to name but a few. Striving to create four values: ecological, economic, social and cultural.
The aim of the farm is to grow living soil, capture CO2, increase biodiversity, and contribute to the community while raising the profit. Design Features:
• Holistic grazing
• Chicken tractors
• Paludiculture - Productive use of Wet peatlands
• Compost production
• (Re) introducing plant and animal species to increase biodiversity
• Edible borders, Fedges and small food forests
• Commercial Kitchen garden for Onsite Bakery
Climate: Cfb - Temperate Oceanic
Annual Precipitation: 700 mm
Country: The Netherlands
Function: Organic Dairy Farm
Size: 43 hectares