In the GartenCoop I helped moving our accountancy-system towards GNUCash, co-organized the general assembly of the GartenCoop on the 18th of March, produced the monthly radio show GartenCoop on Air, started the construction of a chicken tractor, planted grapes at our farm, organised a concert on the International Day of Peasant’s Struggle and gave workshops about the use of our internal website.
For spreading the word I was part of a group travelling in Hungary, Czech Republic and Austria and giving public talks about CSA. I was taking part in the Reclaim The Fields Assembly in Turin – holding a workshop about CSA. Participating in the Steering Comittee Meeting orgnizied within the second axis of the Nyeleni Movement for Food Sovereignty, preparing a european conference about “CSA and other distribution system for Food Sovereignity” in October 2012. Was invited by a Food-Coop Conference in Warsaw and gave a talk in Berlin to reinforce the CSA idea there.
This was a very intensive time for me and I feel like I need a little change in my life. Not very radical – just another trip to South America (Brasil, Paraguay, Argentina, Uruguay) in the end of the year. Getting my mind free and do sth. different from my present occupations. In Brasil I will pick up my journalistic work doing an internship with the alternative news agency PULSAR. Until I will try to travel less and really enjoy the summer in the Rhine-valley.