Food forest Ketelbroek

We work with food forest Ketelbroek, or as co-founder and food forest farmer Wouter van Eck calls it: “Lazy Farmers’ Paradise.” Here, there is no ploughing, sowing, weeding, fertilising and certainly no spraying. Here, people plant and then harvest endlessly: seeds, flowers, shoots, buds, tubers, nuts, apples, pears and plums. It’s almost as if the fruit falls from the trees by itself.

This is the result of working with nature rather than against it. No annual crops but perennials. Every year, the system becomes richer and the harvest more abundant. If only we are patient and trust nature. Then she will reveal her secrets all by herself.