The project has been initiated by a public-private coalition.
In brief, we started the project as a group of volunteers connected through the project “Groene Ruimte Maken”. This project focuses on creating edible gardens in the West of Amsterdam by cooperating with city districts and public housing corporations. The idea is to start with one communal garden that will be run by volunteers from the neighborhood with some financial backing from above mentioned institutions.
The project “Jan Zwanenburghof” is developed by Michel with less than 10 people, all of them being volunteers.
The project takes shape at the neighborhood level, especially in/on playgrounds
The project is focused on the development of community-based programmes and the co-creation of food activities. At the moment, we work with local, socially disadvantaged groups.
In particular, we concentrate on education for children, education for adults, community gardens and neighbourhood activities, growing food using permaculture and organic growing technique(s).
THE PROJECT AND ITS IMPLEMENTATION PROBLEMS, NEEDS AND SOLUTIONS
We managed to establish a good relationship with the institutions, securing political support.
In order to develop, we will need people/resources.
In conclusion, as you can see there is nothing there yet. We are working on it ;)
Posted on 23 November 2011 and filed under content