History of origin and milestones
» A group of dedicated Brodowin citizens defined their aim to conserve Brodowins’ unique nature through organic farming methods. The author and citizen, Raimar Gilsenbach, was the first to coin the phrase “Ökodorf Brodowin” – Brodowin eco-village. The Brodowin farming co-operative decided to shift their attention to organic agriculture and follow the guidelines of the Demeter association by using bio-dynamic farming methods in the future.
» Due to political changes and the peaceful revolution of 1989, new corporate laws needed to be established. Former agricultural co-operatives – for animal husbandry “8 May Brodowin” and plant husbandry “Lüdersdorf” – merged to form the agricultural co-operative “Ökodorf Brodowin EG”.
» On 27 June 1991, the new enterprise “Ökodorf Brodowin Landwirtschafts GmbH & Co. KG” was formed which would take over the future management and succession plan of the farm. . With high capital expenditure, it completed the transition to bio-dynamic agriculture and developed new divisions of operations. The farmland included areas in the districts of Brodowin, Serwest and Buchholz.