LetzGrow, new Infogreen’s partner !
mercredi 8 décembre 2021 à 04:00
Launched in 2018, LetzGrow produces fresh, local, seasonal and pesticide-free vegetables for the benefit of families and communities, like creches, in the Junglinster commune. The gardens and greenhouses are in three different locations : Junglinster, Gonderange and Walferdange. Produces can be found in the LetzGrow shop on route d’Echternach where you can also find a selection of local and organic produce for your daily shopping.
Senad Alic, the founder of LetzGrow, developed its passion for growing healthy food at a young age. After 20 years in the banking sector, he realized that staying in touch with the nature was deeply therapeutical for his body and mind and so he launched the entrepreneurial and human adventure of LetzGrow for the benefit of the Lenster community.
LetzGrow uses regenerative farming methods inspired by permaculture, agroecology and gardening on small surfaces. The approach aims to intensify the mechanisms of living things to produce a lot on a small area in an almost exclusively manual manner. We therefore work on permanent beds, we pay particular attention to the health of our soil with a no-dig approach, and to the preservation of biodiversity, we densify and combine crops ... the goal being to create a productive system that is also efficient, diversified, sustainable and resilient.
Several agricultural models have already demonstrated the production potential of farms designed according to the principles of permaculture. Among them, the practices of bio-intensive micro-market gardening have been developed and formalized by market gardeners such as Eliot Coleman or John Jeavons in the United States or Jean-Martin Fortier in Quebec. They themselves were inspired by what the Parisian market gardeners did in the 19th century, when Paris was surrounded by a market garden belt and the city was self-sufficient in fruit and vegetables.
In a context of growing scarcity of agricultural land, extensive practices are often criticized and spontaneously eliminated from the list of possible sustainable alternatives. Bio-intensive market gardening makes it possible to produce a lot on a small area. It is therefore intensive. But unlike conventional agriculture which intensifies the use of inputs (phytosanitary products, etc.) and tractors (petroleum), we are intensifying our knowledge of the living things, observations and biological processes. Hence the term bio-intensive.
LetzGrow is part of the agroecological movement of farmers that believe that these innovative farming models are highly effective and holistic in contributing to solving global and complex issues. Thanks to the principles of permaculture and the tools of bio-intensive market gardening, our agriculture regains its multifunctional character and demonstrates that it is possible to produce abundant quality food and strengthen local food resilience while regenerating our soils, offering adaptation and mitigation solutions to climate change, improving human health, improving air and water quality, preserving biodiversity, creating jobs, developing social ties, and making our customers aware of our values and approaches. Whoever works the land once again becomes an actor of the ecological transition, at the heart of the resilience of our territories.
Permaculture and agroecology invite us to imitate the functioning of natural systems. By implementing their principles, it is possible to create agroecosystems that are at the same time productive, resilient and sustainable.
Particular attention is paid to the health and regeneration of the soil (which has a powerful role in carbon sequestration) and to the preservation of biodiversity in our landscapes.
such as healthy living, local food resilience, energy efficiency, environmental protection, social justice (such as fair pricing to the farmers without subsidy dependence), and climate change. Farming’s multifunctional impact is acknowledged again.
More information : https://www.letzgrow.lu/