OUR TEAM

The ALPA Community

LARS VERAART
LARS VERAARTFounder - board member
Lars is a trained veterinarian from The Netherlands who made the powerful choice to change and became a peasant in Transylvania. He is co-founder of Provision, an example farm and center for Agroecology and NonViolence. Lars believes that reconnecting to the land and the soil has far reaching positive effects, on personal, regional and global levels.
SZŐCS BORUSS MIKLÓS ATTILA
SZŐCS BORUSS MIKLÓS ATTILAFounder - board member
Attila has a masters in Environmental Engineering in Agriculture. He is passionate about the socially and environmentally fair use of farmland. Having extensive knowledge and experience in national and European land and rural development policies, he coordinated several reports and policy analysis on farmland management, agroecology and rural development and currently advocates for the implementation of agroecology both on a territorial and farm level.
BRÂNDUȘA BIRHALA
BRÂNDUȘA BIRHALA Founder
Brândușa has masters degrees both in Environmental Governance and Rural Development. She puts her knowledge where her heart is: by putting a shoulder in founding ALPA and by her active membership in ASAT,, the Romanian community supported agriculture movement. Besides her support of initiatives both national and international, she has been inspired to engage in farming as a newcomer and is creating edible merchandise for markets in Stanciova, a village close to Timisoara.
RALUCA ELENA DAN
RALUCA ELENA DANFounder
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VASILE CRISTIAN GHERGHEL
VASILE CRISTIAN GHERGHELBoard member
Cristian is a multifaceted individual with a passion for nature, music, art, and web development. These diverse interests have shaped him into a well-rounded person who appreciates thebeauty in both the natural and human-designed world.
ROBYN BORS VERAART
ROBYN BORS VERAART Advisor
Robyn is a trained psychotherapist, music and Gestalt therapist, yoga and meditation instructor and Real Foods Chef now specialising in NonViolence and Non Violent Communication. She offers encouragement and support to the ALPA team in terms of organisational structuring, human relations, and leadership, and she nourishes and inspires them as chef. She is co-founder of Provision, an example farm and center for Agroecology and NonViolence.
SJOERD WARTENA
SJOERD WARTENAAdvisor
Sjoerd is a retired goat and herb farmer in the Provence, France. He co-founded Terre de Liens, the original Access to Land organisation in Europe. He also worked for the establishment of the European Network for Access to Land for Agroecology. Now retired, Sjoerd puts his attention and enthusiasm toward the support of emerging initiatives like ALPA.
LI AN POAH
LI AN POAHAdvisor
Li An Phoa is a watershed system’s thinker & actor. Trained in whole system ecology, philosophy and business, she acts as social innovator cross-pollinating relations among people, disciplines and industries. She initiates projects on landscapes, food and water. She mobilises experts and citizens in watersheds towards Drinkable Rivers, indicators for healthy living. With her nomadic school Spring College, she engages people in outdoor walking and learning experiences. Her websites: DrinkableRivers and SpringCollege.
ROBIN BOWMAN
ROBIN BOWMANAdvisor
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ANA MARIA
ANA MARIAVisual artist
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