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Stichting Grondbeheer


Stichting Grondbeheer (Land Trust Foundation) is an independent foundation that buys agricultural land and leases this land to biodynamic farmers and market gardeners. Grondbeheer uses fair prices, based on the sustainable capacity of the land. This way Grondbeheer’s leaseholders can increase the vitality of the soil, eventually leading to a growing amount of biodynamic farmland, that will be retained for present and future generations.


With several activities, like campaigns and yearly pick nicks, the Foundation involves individuals and sponsors in taking land out of the “free market” and making it available for biodynamic agricultural land. This land is bought with “gift money” and is therefore not privately owned anymore. This is already quite common in nature reserves, but preserving fertile agricultural land is just as important: it is the source of our food. Grondbeheer’s agricultural land and the accompanying flora and fauna are living legacy: when the current leaseholders retire, they can pass on their piece of agricultural land selflessly to the next generation farmers and gardeners.


The foundation is financed by donors, gifts and legacies. The foundation does not have paid staff or an office of its own. Donations are completely spent on the buying of land. The foundation also has income from leaseholders; this is used to finance the foundation’s costs.


In 2015 the foundation manages 188 hectares of biodynamic agricultural land, divided over 13 farms.


Last update: November 2014


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Type of initiative Other (specify): Foundation that neutralizes land ownership
Field of work Agriculture
Date of commencement 1978
Founder(s) The first board consisted of Mr. Albrecht (chairman), Mr. Te Nuyl (treasurer) and Mrs. Van den Ban (secretary), as well as members Mr. Schukking, Mr. Deking Dura, Mr. Reder and Mr. Ten Siethoff.
Legal form Stichting (foundation)
Continent Europe
Country Netherlands
City Dronten
One or several keywords that describe your initiative neutralization of land ownership, biodynamic farming, fair rents, leasing, gift money
Publications Newsletters 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012
More information

Contact person(s)

Loes van Loenen


Contact information

Name Stichting Grondbeheer
Address Wisentweg 12
Zip/postal code 8251 PC
Place Dronten
Country Netherlands
Phone +31 321 337513



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