Hi there and thank you for landing on this page. Our website is undergoing further updates as things changed since the inception of the project and even more under COVID-19 scenario. Yes, we are busy behind the scenes working to provide the content that truly reflects the actual state of the project—please bear with us!
However, the following is a short overview about us. Groovy Vegetables is a grassroots initiative for local sustainability, human diversity and ethical economy in Berlin and Brandenburg.
Who are we
We are glad you have reached us. In case you wonder about the jargon—earthlings—please allow us to shine some light on by posing a simple question. Have you ever come across those beings that bleed red, breathe oxygen and have no interest in proudly being the first? Yes, you have found us!
We are three natural food enthusiasts with a background in permaculture, precision engineering, nature conservation, furniture design, horticulture, integrated education, sustainable livelihoods and 21st century nomadism.
We co-work with small-scale organic farms—based at the doorstep of Schorfheide-Chorin Biosphere Reserve and Lower Oder Valley National Park—and local foods producers aiming to create an ecological bridge between the countryside and the city by shortening the supply chain for high quality handcrafted regional and seasonal foods.
We cheer local, ethical and sustainable foods. It is our pleasure to engage with loving, caring and intelligent people—we are ordinary folks performing ordinary deeds!
Thanks for reading.
- Deliver naturally fresh seasonal organic and bio-dynamic (demeter) produce at almost zero-waste at low carbon footprint.
- Promote local producers, artisans and positive interactions.
- Encourage environmentally friendly practices—think globally, act locally—not only recycling but also precycling.
- Connect people based on ecological values, economic justice, human well-being and ethics.
- Preserve biodiversity through a sustainable use of ecosystem goods and services.
- Foster a holistic engagement to the manifestation of life.
Lessons from Nature
Humans are an intrinsic component to ecosystems biodiversity. Therefore, cultural and spiritual diversity are essential to human’s and ecosystems’ health.
Mimicking natural ecosystems encourages adaptive behaviour and spiritual openness to intelligence, love and kindness opposed to “fear of the unknown”.
Soils are the fabric of life on the planet. Individuals can help protecting soils by consuming local ecological products from small-scale farmers, producers and reducing meat consumption.