Jan Vander Tuin

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Jan Vander Tuin learned about biodynamic farming in Switzerland.[1][2] He has been credited with bringing community-supported agriculture (CSA), based on his Swiss experience into the mainstream.[3]

Vander Tuin settled in Eugene, Oregon in 1990. He started building workbikes under the name Human Powered Machines. Later, in 1992, he founded the Center for Appropriate Transport.[4]


  1. ^ Leo McMahon (November 14, 2013). "Transition Town Kinsale leads the way in community-supported projects with local farmers". The Southern Star. Retrieved 19 August 2015. 
  2. ^ Raheli S. Millman (August 8, 2004). "ENVIRONMENT; Food Shoppers? Call Them Shareholders". The New York Times. Retrieved August 19, 2015. The practice was brought to New England in 1984 by Jan Vander Tuin, a Swiss farmer, according to several Web sites maintained by the movement. 
  3. ^ Steven McFadden. "Part I: Community Farms in the 21st Century: Poised for Another Wave of Growth?". The Rodale Institute. Retrieved 19 August 2015. 
  4. ^ "CAT", Rain Magazine