This is how the regional food production works
„Enough has been said, now is the time to act”, that is the maxim of master gardener and farmer Christian Hiss. That´s why he founded the Regionalwert AG in 2006. Subscribers of Units are citizens, that invest in organic agriculture and companies in the environmental field in the Freiburg region. To date 16 companies could be partially or full financed with the capital contribution of 520 shareholders. Apart from several organic farms and organic shops, these are one market garden, two caterers, one natural food wholesaler and a vineyard.
The future model of the Regionalwert AG is an idol and is copied more and more. There is another Regionalwert AG in the surrounding of Munich and several more are in their initial phase. In his book Regionalwert AG, Christian Hiss describes the development history, the ideological contents as well as the formal requirements and experiences of the projects. Because of this, the book is also a practical guidebook, that gives hints for the realisation or founding of similar projects.
Christian Hiss, born 1961, founded 1981 as a master gardener his own market garden. A milk and cheese farm followed later. In November 2009 he was honoured from the council for sustainable development as „Social Entrepreneur of Sustainability“for his business model. More information.The author is available for interviews.
Mit Bürgeraktien die regionale Ökonomie stärken.
Hard cover, 144 pages, Herder Verlag, published by the Agronauts
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