Foodscape Schilderswijk

Den Haag

URBANIAHOEVE

debra@urbaniahoeve.nl

Foodscape Schilderswijk

http://www.urbaniahoeve.nl/?page_id=54

 

 

 

PROJECT OVERVIEW

The project has been initiated by Urbaniahoeve in collaboration with Stroom DenHaag.

In brief, treatment originally commissioned by Stroom Den Haag, view Centre for Art and Architecture, treat URBANIAHOEVE is working on the development of a real edible city. Foodscape Schilderswijk is a design for a phased implementation of project locations that together describe an urban agriculture (UA) foodscape scenario within the context of Den Haag’s Schilderswijk. The project presupposes local commitment to knitting UA and adjacent infrastructures into a coherent infrastructure. Specifically, this means implementing a spatially contiguous planting scenario in which facilities, (educational) activities, and platforms for (food-related) cultural content are connected to a diversity of edible landscape architecture. When implemented, Foodscape Schilderswijk’s components will connect and grow in the public space supported by locals and community initiatives. In September 2010 the project participants have planted more than 30 fruit trees, herbs, and berries in formerly inaccessible green spaces.

The project “Foodscape Schilderswijk” is developed by URBANIAHOEVE with in between 10 and 50 people, of which around 70% being volunteers.

 

LOCATION

The project takes shape at the neighborhood level.

 

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

The project focuses on the development of innovative approaches to urban food/farming related issues.

In particular, attention is paid to re-adaptation of the urban environment to grow food, new learning environments, a foodscape.

In order to fully function, the project should work at the neighbourhood level.

 

 

THE PROJECT AND ITS IMPLEMENTATION. PROBLEMS, NEEDS AND SOLUTIONS

In the development of the project, we encountered implementation problems, such as many stakeholders, multiple perspectives. Unfortunately, we are still coping with the problem. We managed to establish a good relationship with the institutions, securing political support.

During the implementation, we did not face any regulatory barriers.

From the economic point of view, the project is not sustainable.

In order to develop, we will need funding, people/resources, maintenance, and improved visibility.

 

 

June 22, 2011: Do Day Foodscape Schilderswijk. We will be holding a neighbourhood-wide celebration with all partners and participants to showcase every nook and cranny of one year of Foodscape Schilderswijk. There will be workshops and festivities.

Fruitscapes

Flowerscapes

Herbscape

Groundscapes

Posted on 06 May 2011 and filed under content

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