Access To Land

Hofkollektiv Zwetschken collective farm

The collective farm ‘Hofkollektiv Zwetschken’ is located in Schweiggers, Lower Austria, and is an intentional community of 7 or more people. They financed their farm (including land and buildings) through a combination of direct loans and a ‘wealth pool’ in order to remove it from the market logic and to embed it in structures that retain community interests.

They implement principles of a solidarity economy both within their group and in the marketing of their products, host a food co-op and are engaged in community building and educational events.

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

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