»Encouraging Utopia: How might the cooperation of kitchens and farms look like in ten years?«
Ingmar Jaschok is a farmer and blogger. Together with his family he runs a 100-hectare Demeter-certified farm with dairy cows and a cheese dairy. He advocates rural chicken farming without any bought-in hybrids or high-performance feed. As a blogger, his “Hofhuhn” blog has earned the “Golden Blogger” award, one of Germany’s most prestigious online awards. He is present on various platforms through photos, texts, videos and podcasts, reporting on the daily work at a Demeter-certified farm and giving behind-the-scenes looks at current agricultural and societal topics.
Olga Graf laid the cornerstone for the formation of the Food Kompanions through her innovative artisanal food preparation. She studied product and service design and accompanies projects from initial formulation of goals through conceptualization and implementation. At Food Kompanions she conceives and oversees a wide range of projects and continues the work of expanding the Food Kompanions network.
For many years Christine Pohl has been concerned with food and agriculture, in particular with the question of sustainable food and agricultural policy in a context of social and global justice. For six years she has been working on this topic in and around Berlin and helped to initiate the establishment of a Food Council for Berlin. Since 2016, she has been one of the elected spokespersons and also works as its coordinator, sometimes more, sometimes less on a full-time basis. Previously Christine has worked for the INKOTA network, Oxfam Germany, Friends of the Earth Europe and as a freelance author for corporate responsibility, supermarket power, landgrabbing and trade policy. During her food policy master’s degree in London, she also studied regional food systems, in particular sustainable and equitable urban nutrition.
Jörg Reuter worked on farms and milked sheep in the foothills of the Pyrenees. A drastic experience when selling organic carrots at the weekly market led him to exchange his spade for a laptop and become a consultant. His vision was to get organic products out of the niche and make them successful.
For more than ten years he has been advising companies in Germany and Switzerland on how to combine responsibility with customer advantage. Since 2013 he has also been running the shop “Vom Einfachen das Gute” in addition to the company grüneköpfe Strategieberatung.