Jan Vander Tuin

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Jan Vander Tuin is a founder of the Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) movement.[1][2][3][4] He is also a cycling activist and bicycle designer, and in 1992 started the Center for Appropriate Transport in Eugene, Oregon.[5]

Vander Tuin learned about co-operative biodynamic farming in Switzerland,[6][7] and is credited with bringing his Swiss experience to the revival of local agriculture in the US.[8] Vander Tuin settled in Eugene, Oregon in 1990. He started building workbikes under the name Human Powered Machines. Under the umbrella of the Center for Appropriate Transport, he nurtured a bicycle repair school,[9] the Network Charter School,[10][11] and the first car-sharing co-op in the US.[12][13][14][15]