5 Ideas For a Special Easter

02/04/2015

So the holidays are almost here, huh? What we usually do when we have many days-off lined one after the other is to succumb to our escalating levels of laziness and spent all of our free time eating and…

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7 reasons to create a food coop

13/05/2014

Who doesn’t like real food and would love to eat it every day? The answer to that question is everybody. The food coops around the world have been working successfully for the past decades. Now with farmhopping you can create your own cooperative and make yourself and the people around you happy with products that either way you won’t find in the regular shop. Still not convinced? Don’t worry that was just the warm up. Here are my 7 reasons why you should create a…

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Edge Soft - the birth of cooperatives

08/04/2014

Edge Soft is a web and mobile studio founded in 2007.   They are located on the 8th floor in a big business building close to the Joliot Curie metro station. The first time I stepped into the office I was touched by the wonderful atmosphere that you were instantly drawn into. The sunlight coming from the big window from which you could see the city and the design of the office itself  - so clean, bright and inspiring were in perfect unison. In addition to that you could sense the high…

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Pioneer Farm: The Horse Riding Centre PlanaKon

21/01/2013

PlanaKon is a horse riding center located in the heart of Plana Mountain – in the Valley of Planstitsa River, only 35 km away from Sofia. Plana is a small Mountain at the foot of the bigger, Vitosha Mountain. The landscape of Plana is fascinating – it is covered by mixed forests and glades, showered with flowers and fresh grass. In the past the area was covered by century old beech forests but with time they have been lumbered and now only few of the giant trees have survived. The forests now are…

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Anna Mullenneaux on farmhopping

04/01/2013

The following is a guest post by Anna Mullenneaux As a student of permaculture and a fan of food self sufficiency for individuals and communities I think that farmhopping is a brilliant solution to a complicated and important issue. Not only will it get more people involved in small, sustainable farms, it will educate them and spark many conversations which will branch out and bring more people into the debate over how to support and fund sustainable farming. I connected with Rossi Mitova in my…

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Pioneer Farm: Habiba Organic Farm

17/12/2012

This is a small farm in desert of South Sinai with a big idea: Habiba Organic Farm wants to revolutionize community-based agriculture in Egypt. Founded by Maged El Said in 2007, Habiba is located near the sea in the city of Nuweiba in the southern Sinai Peninsula. The Sinai and its people have a long and storied tradition, but little history of self-sufficient farming. We want to change that. 

It's an ambitious plan. Currently the farm acts as a sort of community center, encouraging people from the…

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Pioneer Farm: THE HORSE WHISPERER

11/12/2012

A friend told us there was a small horse farm very close to Sofia, about 25 km away. All of us adore horses, but almost no one has one – breeding is hard and very expensive. So we are excited like little children when we arrive at the farm, a lovely family house with a beautiful garden, and a few Karakachan dogs living in the backyard. To our surprise there is also a pigeon-cage, accordingly inhabited. All the animals are pure Bulgarian breeds, including the pigeons; they are called “kabatci”, a special…

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Join and Support Our Pioneer Farms

21/11/2012

Surviving on the market as a small sustainable farm takes a lot of skill, effort and funds. Small farms face many obstacles along their way such as competing with factory farming and building sustainability in an over-consuming world.
 However, there is an increasing trend in the society for supporting small local farms, demanding for better food quality and consciousness about the food’s origin and methods of production. More and more people out there have realized the potential of sustainable local…

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Rossi Mitova: Let's bring the power of crowdfunding to the small farm

19/11/2012

We live in a hectic world. A world of comprised of businesses, trading and mass production. In a society defined by consumerism the decision we have to take is ‘To have or to Be?’ Not long ago, I had to make this decision. As a graduate with a financial degree from Cass Business School in London my future was apparently predetermined: I was to start my career in the financial world where seemingly endless 100 hour working weeks in the city awaited me. On one of my visits home to Bulgaria, a…

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