Access To Land

Eco Ruralis Seed and Community Garden

The plot was given to Eco Ruralis through a free lease contract by a local peasant farmer, member of the Association. Due to land fragmentation this specific plot was not worked by the farmer in the last decade.

The Eco Ruralis collective transformed the plot and gave it multiple roles:

Scope of the initiative:: Single farm or site ; Regional ; National ; Local ; International

Types of activities: Land stewardship ; Support for farmers ; Policy/ advocacy ; Ethical finance ; Land acquisition/ ownership ; Public education ; Farming ; Awareness raising ; New entrants

Types of agriculture: CSA, AMAP, consumers co-operative ; Local supply chains ; Organic ; Peasant ; Biodynamic

Types of agricultural activities: Agriculture (plants) ; Mixed farming ; Breeding (animals)

Types of landowners: Other Land Trusts ; Ethical companies ; Other non-profit organisations ; Churches ; Public owners ; Private owners ; Commons ; Other ; Community Farm Land Trusts


Cluj Napoca

Land Size:

0.5 ha

Land Owner:

Local peasant, member of Eco Ruralis

Users of the land:

The Eco Ruralis collective (4 staff members, several interns, 3 local young gardeners)


Garden producing traditional/peasant seeds for a national free distribution. Some small plots are used by local young gardeners, which are producing for self consumption.

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