In the midst of the more than 5,000 hectare environment and tourist project „Regionalpark Wedeler Au“ lies the Haidehof estate on the edge of Wedel. In our immediate vicinity you find the Hamburg wild life park Klövensteen (580 ha); a unique recreational area with pasture, forest, moor and heathland and the adjacent wild game reserve that amongst other is home to red deer, muffle and wild boar.
Integrated in the extensive network of trails of the regional park, we can easily be reached on bike or by foot.
Since January 2019, we have been a farm team of close friends that build, grow and run the agricultural activities on Gut Haidehof.
Stephan is a physician specialised in intensive care medicine and anaesthesiology with decades of entrepreneurial and management experience in the medical device industry. He is a highly self-motivated, ardent firebrand who over the past decade has accumulated knowledge about regenerative agriculture, animal husbandry, low stress animal handling, and holistic management. He has travelled around the world in his quest; he is trained in permaculture at Schweibenalp (CH) and Ridgedale (SE), and is an Savory Institute accredited professional educator.
Alba is a passionate market gardener with 8 years of experience in vegetable production systems. She possesses comprehensive knowledge about organic horticulture throughout the various growing seasons, and specialises in no-dig gardening. She has gained unique experience working all over Western Europe and has effectively managed numerous gardens and staff. She met Astrid in Denmark in 2018 and the two colleagues have become very close friends.
Astrid is a mathematician with an analytical and solution-oriented mindset. She taught maths at high schools for a number of years, before meeting Stephan as a co-intern at Ridgedale in 2016, the starting point of her farming career. She returned to Ridgedale in 2017 as farm manager and trusted farm sitter and worked on a related farm in Denmark in 2018 being responsible for the farm’s animals. Astrid has intimate knowledge about the various aspects of diverse, small-scale farms and is a skilled craftswoman with experience in planning and establishing farm infrastructure such as fencing, water systems, buildings, and tree systems.
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