12-13. 09. 2021


Soilmates is a non-profit initiative with wild farmers and soil scientists, mindful chefs and conscious eaters, artists and earth-activists.
We believe fertile soil is key to preserve all life, both above and below the ground.
Our goal is to create awareness by giving a voice to the soil. Through artistic performances and culinary experiences we want to invite people to keep their 6 senses wide open and to step into the unexpected of the hidden half of nature.


12-13. 09. 2021
2-day event with farmers, chefs, scientists and artists
Sunday 12. 9. 21 (10. - 18.) : Soil Thoughts
€ 55/pp (talks + lunch)
Booking site opens on August 1th!
Monday 13. 9. 21 (10. - ... ) : Soil Food
Bookings via participating hospitality


SUNDAY 12. 9. 21

Choose one of the 3 paths and discover how the soil in Brussels comes to life

through the senses



General guidelines



at Smala Farming

moves to Erasmus House and

ends at Le Champignon de Bxl


Info program // speakers  @smala farming






at Erasmus House

moves to Le Champignon de Bxl

ends at Smala Farming


Info program // speakers @erasmus house





starts at

Le Champignon de Bruxelles

moves to Smala Farming and

ends at Erasmus House



Info program // speakers     @Le Champignon de Bxl




MONDAY 13. 9. 21

A culinary walk in Brussels where chefs, sommeliers and baristas give a voice to the soil through food and drinks

Info and book a table

on August 1th!



SOILMATES are people willing to think holistically about the web of life. Our aim is to create a paradigm shift in which the living earth becomes the center of the culinary and artistic experience, rather than the chef, artist or the farmer. The soil becomes the subject.

By choosing a regenerative farming and food system and ensuring healthy soil, we – and future generations – will be able to continue to enjoy this bountiful array of precious materials and delicious foods.


The Soilmates movement has been initiated by restaurant owners Caroline Baerten and Nicolas Decloedt (Humus & Hortense), farmer Dries Delanote (Le Monde des Mille Couleurs) and creative designer Alexandra Swenden (Swenden Studio).

Since then, the collective has been joined by numerous chefs, regenerative farmers, artists, artisans, eco-warriors, scientists, and food experts.







Soilmates, wanneer niets doen, een sense of urgency krijgt,

Culinair Ambiance. Willem Asaert, Belgium, January 2021


Smaakvolle Groenten, Akkers Vol Leven,

Voedsel Anders Online. July 2020


A l’Ecoute de la Terre,

La Libre, Laura Centrella, Belgium, July 2020


Soilmates, l’événement qui réunit les Chefs et la terre,

Graines de Papilles, France, July 2020


Le jardin d’eden,

Delphine Abdelmoula, La Petite Ethicerie, Belgium, August 2020


Potager Ensauvagé,

Regain Magazine, Paule Masson, France, September 2020


Soilmates: New collaborative project campaigns to protect fertile soil,

The Bulletin, August 2020

Press inquiry

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