“das land hilft” platform coordinates food & farm employment in Germany

posted April 15, 2020

Regional resiliency abounds in Germany’s new unbureaucratic and free network DAS LAND HILFT / THE COUNTRY HELPS: connecting willing workers with agricultural labor across the country. If only we had federal ministries in the U.S. this organized and on the ball to support farms and farm workers needs!!

Translated from the site description: “We need you – quickly – because in the fields of our farmers, the asparagus harvest begins and other vegetables also have to leave the field in the next few days. At the same time, our farmers offer an income for those who find themselves in an economic emergency due to the protective measures.”

“This is a pure placement platform that brings employers (farmers, but also companies in the food chain) and employees together quickly and unbureaucratically. This platform has no influence on the design of the employment relationships, which of course must be within the limits of what is legally permitted”.

“Let’s work together to keep the shelves in the supermarkets full. It must not happen that tons of regional fruit and vegetables cannot be harvested because there are no harvest workers.”

1. Open the platform
2. Record your need for workers or your auxiliary work
3. Network with each other via the platform

early bird registration to tackle “wicked problems”

posted August 24, 2016


Earlybird registration for NESAWG’s 2016 It Takes a Region Conference is now open. The Conference, now in its 23rd year, brings together practitioners and professionals from across the Northeast to explore ideas that move us towards a more sustainable and just farm and food system. This year’s conference theme is Tackling Wicked Problems in Food Systems. To learn more, visit http://bit.ly/NESAWG16.

NESAWG’s annual It Takes a Region Conference brings together farm and food systems practitioners across the 12-state Northeast region to learn, debate, collaborate, and innovate solutions to critical food systems issues. Each year, we look at the trajectory of the food and farm movement and the role our network can play in shaping its future. We offer in-depth working sessions that tackle important questions about our regional food system and how to strengthen it, drawing from the collective expertise and wisdom of conference attendees.