Center for Agroecology & Non-Violence
Provision is a Farm and Learning Center for Agroecology and Nonviolence in a small rural village in Transylvania, Romania. It is a place to reconnect with Nature, Food, Self and Community. The founders of Provision are Lars Veraart & Robyn Bors. Their aim with Provision is life-enrichment for all living beings. One way they move toward this, is through offering of a range of workshops and courses in the fields of agroecology and nonviolence. For them these two are interconnected and, essentially, the same.
They focus on self sufficient living and nonviolent communication (NVC) and find ways to bring these two skillsets together in a holistic and playful way.
Lars & Robyn hope to inspire their visitors whether students or teachers, friends and family, guests or volunteers, to integrate whatever insights they receive at Provision into their own lives and life situations.
Provision began as an experiment in food sovereignty; we wanted to see how close we could get to being responsible for our food as were the original builders and occupants of the house we have come to call home. Founded in 2009 - an enormous life transition. Robyn coming from the cities of New York and Atlanta and Lars from the Dutch culture. We were born into different stories and different lives than the one we decided to immigrate here to live.
Provision Farm is a small family farm operated by Lars, Robyn and Carsten together with the help of numerous volunteers and interns.
The farm provides for more than 80% of all the food consumed by everyone living on the farm and staying at Provision. Most work is done by hand and horsepower. No chemicals and artificial fertilizers are used.
The learning center is situated on the farm and is an integral part of it. The two are one. It is the space in the place. It is where connections are made, transformations realized and how magic happens.
Learning is offered by real life examples, classroom lectures, hands-on practices, group processes, nature and farm exposure.
The classroom is either indoors, or orchard, garden, barn or mountain top.
Courses are offered by teachers, local and global, including our peasant neighbors from the village who are glad to pass on their grounded wisdom.