Six weeks ago we opened our community’s online shop. Based on the experience we have since gained we have done a relaunch of the entire website and improved many details. We have also reduced the assortment of our goods. For now we will fully focus on Michaelshof goods, ranging from yummy bread and cheese to our beautiful postcard collections: many great products which are available online only in this shop.
We like the relaunch a lot, now it’s even more fun to go on a virtual Michaelshof shopping tour. What is your opinion? Have a look for yourselves and check the results here! (German only)
Event Season 2020 Terminated
Dear visitors and friends!
Due to the current situation no more events will happen in 2020.
Like all hosts and promoters we look back on a year full of canceled events. However, a few beautiful concerts at lake Waldsee and successful seminars like for instance the weekend on mushrooms in October leave our visitors and us with precious memories.
We are happy that we were able to carry on with our biological and environmental research projects without restriction.
We are looking forward to present our many event ideas centered around the Arche-Hof farm, the community and the marvellous worlds of plants and animals we wanted to share with you in 2020 again next year.
We hope that from March on it will be possible to host seminars and events again. You are all invited! We will display the programme soon on this website soon.
So – let’s knock on wood: See you next year! Your event team
• The days are becoming shorter, autumn is entering our gardens – and in Café & Hofladen – our farm shop – we have new opening hours! Ab sofort sind wir zu den folgenden Zeiten für euch da:
Café am Michaelshof
Monday to Friday
8 to 11 a.m. 2 to 6 p.m.
8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
9:30 a.m. to 6:30 Uhr
Monday to Friday
9:30 to 12 a.m. 3 to 6:30 p.m.
10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
We look forward to your visit!
Major Press Coverage
• Surprise: An attentive Spiegel Online reader has discovered an article with travel tips for autumn, which begins with an enthusiastic recommendation of Michaelshof: “If you ask Elisabeth Frenz where the perfect place is to end the summer on the Elbe, the Hamburg native immediately has a tip ready: “At Michaelshof Sammatz, a meeting place in Wendland that is more of a village than a farm. I could spend days here – at any time of the year”. Two paragraphs tell of the place with such verve that one really feels like going there.
We are very happy about the great appreciation!
At the beginning of August there was an article in the HAZ (Hannoversche Allgemeine Zeitung) with the inviting title “The Michaelshof in Wendland is a paradise and costs no entrance fee”, which has inspired many people to visit us.
We know, of course, that Sammatz is imperfect at every turn and in need of improvement (therefore far from being a paradise). But we think that this refers to a certain atmosphere in nature and around the place, which also pleases us ourselves. If others experience this in a similar way – wonderful!
Whatsapp Message, Martin, Wednesday, 8:02: “We are online.” ❤️❤️❤️❤️ Done! The Michaelshof online shop is now there for you – from the website to the warehouse and shipping. A changing team has done a lot for this in the last months – many thanks to all of you! There is quite a bit of heart and soul and a few hours of work in it 😉
We ask you, dear customers, for committed purchases, of course, and also for feedback, suggestions for improvement and a little indulgence if there are any hitches at the beginning. It’s our turn!
By the way, there is a 10% discount on the first order – and those who subscribe to the newsletter will be kept up to date on special offers, new products etc.
And for all those who don’t know it yet: All profits from the shop go to support the Michaelshof Volunteering – the opportunity for young people from all over the world to learn in Sammatz, to gain experience, to take ideas with them – for an ecological, social and peaceful world! One more reason to go shopping right away!
Off to a new school year
Our small special school in the neighbouring village of Wietzetze is officially entering its second year – after opening in February 2020, this is now the first ‘real’ school year.
Every morning at a quarter to eight, children from our Peronnik child and youth welfare centre and the first “external” pupils arrive at the school, which is set up in a beautiful old farm house, and can look forward to lessons tailored to their needs.
Selma Lagerlöf School – named after the Nobel Prize winning author of ‘Nils Holgersson’, who was herself a teacher – is a special school for emotional & social development (in Germany: Förderbedarf E/S) and still accepts pupils.
Please contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone 05858/97067.