Wiek de Keijser

Amsterdam
Wiek de Keijser
wdekeijser@tiscali.nl

PROJECT OVERVIEW
The project has been initiated by one person.
In brief, buy reactivating neglected public spaces with the creation of edible greens and social meeting places is the aim of Wiek de Keijser. To date, stomach vegetable gardens are being created on a courtyard of almost 1700m2, find with the produce used by growers and shared with neighbors. The project is partly educational, but not commercial: nothing is sold. The space is managed by an adjacent school – hopefully a future partner in the creation of school gardens.
The project is developed by Wiek de Keijser with less than 10 people, all of them being volunteers.

LOCATION
The project takes shape at the neighborhood level, especially in/on backyards

PROJECT DESCRIPTION
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, schoolchildren
In particular, we concentrate on education for children, community gardens and neighborhood activities, growing food using organic methods as growing technique(s).

THE PROJECT AND ITS IMPLEMENTATION. PROBLEMS, NEEDS AND SOLUTIONS
In the development of the project, we encountered implementation problems, such as lack of time, lack of money.
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.
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In order to develop, we will need funding.

In conclusion, “Would it make sense to create some kind of umbrella foundation, enabling us to function more as a group?

Posted on 20 March 2011 and filed under content

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