Our History

By , November 23, 2010 3:56 pm

The Buğday movement, seeds of which were sprinkled at the Buğday’s (Wheat) Vegetarian Cafe, the first all-organic store – restaurant & eco-cultural centre in Bodrum at the beginning of 1990’s, has been operating officially since 2002 under the name of Buğday Association for Supporting Ecological Living.


Some Milestones of Buğday Movement:

  • 1990, the first market and consumption research for wholesome food began in Bodrum, Turkey
  • 1991, a health food store opened as the base and meeting point for the movement in Bodrum
  • 1992, the store transformed into a restaurant and an education center which served as a national and international meeting point and base for the next 8 years
  • 1998, the first bi-monthly Buğday Ecological Living Magazine was published and distributed around the country
  • 1999, the first congress on “Healthy domestic organic market” organized
  • 2000, different models for marketing organic products were established
  • 2002, Buğday Association was legally established as the umbrella organization for the movement
  • 2003, TaTuTa organic farm holidays and volunteers program was established
  • 2005, the first community supported organic city garden project was executed
  • 2006, the first 100% Ecological Farmers’ Market was established in İstanbul, Turkey
  • 2007, the 3.5 years project for the preparation of Agri-Environment in Turkey started
  • 2008, Turkey’s seed network was founded
  • 2009, Camtepe rural research and education center was succesfully completed and opened in 2010.
  • 2010, the first international permanent representation was established in Brussels

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