Internship at Zorgboerderij Tallaart vzw, a social farm

Social farm Tallaart vzw in Belgium, is an organization that provides useful daytime activities for people who experience some difficulties in functioning in our society.  We work with organizations as well as individuals. Each with their own issues, personality and background. In addition, we also organize children's camps and workshops on self-identity and resilience. To provide these activities, we need enough hands. And organizing internships is a great way to get there! For a few years, we guide [...]

2021-02-04T18:43:15+01:00February 5th, 2021|gebroeders vercammen, News|

Growth on a social farm -a witness

For this article, we have asked Ines why she loves Gebroeders Vercammen. So, our farm through the eyes of a student. You can read her story and her experiences below! In February 2018, I started as an interim on ‘Gebroeders Vercammen at Koningshooikt. A social farm nearby Lier. As a student in applied psychology, 20 years old, I had the opportunity to combine my two biggest interests. I connected with our guests, who each had their difficulties in [...]

2020-11-17T11:42:46+01:00November 17th, 2020|gebroeders vercammen, News|

The preparation for autumn

Our social farm GEBROEDERS VERCAMMEN has had a successful summer! After some setbacks due to the Corona-crisis, the luck we’ve had with our summer camps was more than welcome. During those camps, we provided activities for a 20 few children with and without mental or behavioral disabilities. We focused on creativity, fun and games and learning about life on a farm. It was a relief to see the registrations flowing in and to accept to positive feedback we [...]

2020-09-15T17:11:18+01:00September 17th, 2020|gebroeders vercammen, News|

One whole summer in honor of the short chain

In the last days, everything returned to normal at the farm of Gebroders Vercammen here in Belgium. Normal? Well, the markets slowly begin to get going and the catering industry tries to start its business. Meanwhile our guests at the social farm begin to return! The summer lies ahead of us, schools are organizing their graduating parties. This means more activities, of course in line with the Corona-regulations, and saying goodbye to our interns. July and august are [...]

2020-07-04T10:00:21+01:00July 4th, 2020|gebroeders vercammen, News|

Life on our farm in times of Corona – a Belgian experience

It was seven years ago when we decided to choose the life on a farm. But not without a decent plan of approach. We would grow different kinds of vegetables and plants, so we would be able to harvest during the entire year. That way, we would lower the damage by bad or too good weather. This isn’t a 100% successful, but the past few years we stayed avoided a great of damage due to the weather. A [...]

2020-04-15T12:51:06+01:00April 20th, 2020|gebroeders vercammen, News|

How can you distinguish yourself as a farmer in the short supply chain?

We didn’t get to see much sun in Belgium, these last few days. Days are gray and dark – the shortest days of the year. Therefore, it might be the quietest time of the year on our farm. However, it hasn’t really been cold yet... This means that actually we are working constantly: different types of cabbages can still be found on our fields (red ones, white ones, savoy, curled ones, Chinese cabbage and even cauliflowers). In the [...]

2020-02-10T12:06:32+01:00February 13th, 2020|Farmers, gebroeders vercammen, News|

A good understanding between farmer and consumer is essential for a healthy future!

I am Evi Van Camp from the eTOMATO partner GEBROEDERS VERCAMMEN. As a farmer, I visited a lot of places throughout the years. All of them shared one major concern: how does agriculture contribute to climate change? Opinions were often divided, so time for some fact-checking.   Media has recently stated that the CO2 emission of the steel & mining company Arcelor Mittal is higher than the entire emissions from the agricultural sector. The ongoing discussion of mitigating livestock [...]

2019-11-28T18:52:45+01:00December 2nd, 2019|Farmers, gebroeders vercammen, News, Senza categoria|