There is always something to do at Hof vErde. You can find up-to-date information on what is happening on our social media channels. Nevertheless, we try to publish the dates that we offer for the year here.

Field tour

We offer field tours of our field in Unterschöllenbach with the vegetable market garden system and the syntropic agroforestry on various dates. We kindly ask you to register by email to info@hofverde.de. The tour lasts about 2 hours.

The dates for 2024:

June 16, 2024 1:30 p.m. as part of our farm festival

July 14, 2024 10:30 a.m.

October 06, 2024 1:30 pm as part of our harvest festival

Farm festival

We start the harvest part of our season with you at our farm festival on June 16, 2024. The field tour on our field in Unterschöllenbach starts at 1:30 p.m. – then from 4 p.m. for coffee and cake together on the farm in Kleinsendelbach.

Harvest festival

Our annual harvest festival takes place on the first Sunday in October. This year that will be 06.10.24. We start at 1:30 p.m. with the field tour and invite you from 4 p.m. to celebrate together with coffee and cake on the farm in Kleinsendelbach.

Potato harvest

Every year we invite you to harvest potatoes with us. Since the exact time of harvest will depend on the climatic conditions this year, we are unfortunately unable to give you an exact date for this. It will probably be in early/mid-September.

Courses

The next course on syntropic agroforestry systems will be held from 08.03. – 12.03.24 take place. You can find more information in the following pictures.

“For me, the Introduction to Syntropic Agroforesty course at Hof vErde with Filipe was both a life changing agroforestry course and a life-changing philosophy course. The impact of my learnings not only included a delightfully mind-blowing expansion on agroforestry techniques, but also went beyond these techniques & principles to impact my understanding of the flow of life, my function on this planet, and my species’ function on this planet.

The philosophy of syntropy offers instructions on how to cohesively mimic forest systems to rapidly regenerate top soil, produce rain, manage optimizers (pests), suppress unwanted plants, and continuously produce food and market crops. AND ALSO it offers a philosophy of how to be a version of human that chooses to take its place as a small, integral piece of a larger intelligent system based on principles of cooperation and unconditional love. This is a beautiful antidote to our culture’s obsession with Darwinian competition, individualism, and resource hoarding. This course gives instructions on how to be a species that works to fulfill our function of building and maintaining abundance in our greater ecosystem while including human and non-human species in a philosophy of sharing and cooperation.

Even with permaculture courses and other regenerative farming techniques I learned about before this, there was always a puzzle piece missing. The sheer amount of inputs needed, the pests we succumbed to or sprayed with organic pesticides, the endless weeding, the susceptibility to weather & climate change… all felt like we were still fighting against nature instead of working with it.

Syntropic agroforestry was the puzzle piece I was missing.

To find out more, I encourage you to take the course as well. I think everyone in the world should take this course.”

Maris Harmon, participant of the course in October 2022