Just 10 minutes away from Luxembourg city, in the heights of Eicherfeld, we found ourselves lost in a beautiful green field, unexpectedly filled with edible goodness and representative of a positive wave. We met Marco, Sophie and Pit, three young folks who found a way to make a living by going back to work on the land. They created TERRA, Luxembourg’s first CSA (Community Supported Agriculture), growing and providing honest local food while creating a community and movement supported by real people who want to know about the origins of their food. Today, their every day routine involves experimenting, working with soil and produce, sharing their knowledge and harvests with their members, making it not just an agriculture initiative but a whole social, participatory experience that everyone is welcome in.
This video was created to participate in HandsUp (a contest organised by the Chambre des Métiers du Luxembourg) to promote the crafts and handwork. After weeks of intense work, it was disapproved because it wouldn't fit into any of the defined categories. Despite the disappointment we realised that this is what happens to people who try to make things differently. They don't fit in and can't be labeled. But they still have the power to inspire us and deserve recognition for the way they live their lives. We highly support TERRA and believe they are not just "makers" but they belong to a whole new breed of social activists who contradict any standard business model.