• Taking ideas to living practice means bringing knowledge to life! – for a futurable land use!

    Together with creative and committed people, we develop and promote futurable land use.
    Our goal: Food and raw materials are produced in such a way that people can make a good living from them while protecting and promoting the environment and biological diversity.
    Stiftung WissenWecken takes ideas and concepts of futurable land use into practice in order to “bring knowledge to life”. We support people who pursue this goal through their commitment and work.


What we are passionate for

“There are so many ideas and many scientific studies on how agriculture or the production of material can be reconciled with the protection of biodiversity and the environment… What is it that matters now? To implement and disseminate these ideas!”

Dr. Laura Breitsameter, founder and managing director

Our Topics

The work of Stiftung WissenWecken focuses on three areas:

In agroforestry, agriculture (e.g. arable farming) is combined with woody plants such as fruit trees. In the temperate climate zones as well as in the Global South, agroforestry creates ecosystems that for multiple uses: In addition to fruits and arable crops, they provide, e.g., wood or animal feed. And they bring about numerous further benefits: Their soils have a higher water retention capacity, and they can bind more carbon. Due to their high biodiversity, agroforestry systems also require less fertilizer inputs, and they are more resistant to pests and weather extremes.

Stiftung WissenWecken supports the establishment and development of agroforestry systems worldwide. In this way, we particularly aim to enable smallholder farmers to make their farms more resilient to climate change and thus secure their livelihoods.

We are currently supporting agroforestry projects in Madagascar and Germany.

Educational gardens are places of learning for nature and agriculture. They enable children and adults to get to know how a farm works in a practical setting and a way to illustrate how it interacts with the environment. Where does our food come from? How is harvested and processed? How can we save water and keep the soil healthy in the long term? Schools use educational gardens as green classrooms for literally “tangible” learning experiences.  For farmers, education gardens offer working examples sustainable forms of cultivation.

Via the establishment and further development of educational gardens, Stiftung WissenWecken promotes environmental and nutritional education for people of all ages. In addition, the training centres help smallholder farmers to better secure their livelihoods.

We are currently supporting educational gardens in Brazil, Madagascar and Germany.

The aim of all our projects is to contribute to the development of a just social and economic order, particularly against the backdrop of climate change. Ecological and social challenges are given equal consideration. With many of our projects, we wish to particularly support women in developing and realising their opportunities for education, business start-ups and innovation. An important element of this is health education for women and providing them with basic hygiene products – to which millions of women worldwide currently do not have sufficient access (source: UN Women).

Stiftung WissenWecken is connected with organisations in Europe and Africa that are dedicated to education and health care for girls and women. We support the training of women in sustainable agriculture help to enable them and their families to lead economically stable and independent lives.

Mission and Work

Stiftung WissenWecken realises its goals in three main areas of activity:

Networking, Professional Advice, Mentoring

1 + 1 is more than 2! We help good ideas grow and gain visibility and impact. With our experience and our networks, we support individuals, non-profit initiatives and start-ups that are promoting the development of futurable land use.

People and Projects

We financially support educational and application projects of non-profit initiatives on futurable land use. Primarily, we provide start-up aid for the implementation of new ideas. Furthermore, we support the social engagement of university students by providing Deutschlandstipendium scholarships.

Our Operative Projects – Research, Outreach and Education

Our projects demonstrate examples of futurable land use. They educate people, encourage and empower them to get involved, and share successful approaches. The dialogue between science and practice is a central element of our work.

Support Us!

Contribute to our mission and support our work with your donation.

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