Hi! We are Anna and Sven
The Catalan word ‘lligam’ has a variety of meanings related to links, ties, connections etc.
We believe that in any healthy system everything is connected to each other and there are no loose ends, just like in an ecosystem. In our project these links are visible in our interconnectedness with: the ecosystem, the soil, the land, the elements, each other, our network (customers, other farmers, producers, teachers, students, neighbours, volunteers,…), the village, different cultures/countries, different visions,…
We try to do as much as we can by hand to reduce the machinery needed to provide food. We do this for various reasons. Not only is there a direct impact on the land in the form of compaction, but our food production nowadays is also very technologised and dependent on machinery and fossil fuels, which is why it often comes from far away and is produced on huge monocultural fields, where there’s no space for biodiversity.
If we take into account the energy that goes into the production of these machines, the mining of the raw materials, the production of chemical fertilisers,… (we’re not even talking about working conditions and environmental impact of this process), we notice that the energy input in conventional agriculture is bigger than the output in the form of food, which is obviously not a sustainable system.
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