Buurtmoestuin Trompenburg

Amsterdam
Auke Bakker
bakker.auke@gmail.com
Buurtmoestuin Trompenburg
www.buurtmoestuin.nl

PROJECT OVERVIEW
The project has been initiated by an individual.

In brief, A group of twelve residents have come together to create a neighborhood garden, set around a children’s playground, where organic vegetables are grown in small plots and meals are shared several times a year.

The project “Buurtmoestuin Trompenburg” is developed by Auke Bakker with in between 10 and 50 people, of which all of them being volunteers.

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

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 locals, internationals, socially disadvantaged groups, alternative communities and killed professionals.
In particular, we concentrate on 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 had no specific implementation problems. 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 mostly sustainable. In particular, we benefit from private funds, such as personal finance and charity. In order to develop, we will need premises/land, funding, policy support, improved visibility, and a conference for all community gardens.

In conclusion, I am planning to create a network for Amsterdam Community Gardens, with different local partners. At the moment there are ten communitygardens in Amsterdam, and three or four more are being set up. With 10 to 15 people per garden, it means that there would be at least 300 people that know how to grow their own food. That’s what you call in English an ‘asset’, something that really ads value.

Posted on 20 March 2011 and filed under content

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