After finishing highschool Alex travelled through Canada. Here he met his wife Holly. Back in Germany he made numerous unsuccessful attempts to find meaning in other lines of work, ranging from social work to landscaping and construction.
With the support of his wife, his family and his friends, in 2019 he took a leap of faith: He leased a 5000m² plot in Mönchengladbach, a town nearby where he grew up.
Since the age of 16 Alex had been obsessively reading about market gardening and regenerative agriculture. With little to no practical growing experience and financial resources, on a neglected, overgrown plot with no electricity or running water the chance of success seemed slim.
Now approaching his second season, Alex has built a loyal customer base and simple yet efficiant systems on his farm.
With more experience and better planning – he says – he could have struggled less in his first season. However, Zwei Morgen Land demonstrates that you can make it work with a sincere desire to farm, hard work and a few good books.
We are looking forward to sharing Alex experience, struggles, techniques and systems in our acadamy. We hope this will enable others to get started.In Alex words: “It’s neceessary, it’s possible and very fullfilling.”