De Brede Moestuin

Amsterdam
Ellen Mookhoek
ellenmookhoek@xs4all.nl
De Brede Moestuin

http://web.me.com/ellenmookhoek/De_Brede_Moestuin/

PROJECT OVERVIEW
The project has been initiated by a private organization
In cooperation with a playground association in the city centre of Amsterdam, illness De Brede Moestuin created in 2010 a vegetable garden along the edges of the playground. Sowing and planting was done by the children and the harvest shared in a communal meal. .
The project “De Brede Moestuin” is developed by Ellen Mookhoek with less than 10 people, pharmacy of which around 70% being volunteers.

LOCATION
The project takes shape in multiple locations of the city such as playgrounds

PROJECT DESCRIPTION
The project is focused on the development of community-based programmes and the co-creation of food activities. At the moment, site we work with local, international, socially disadvantaged groups, alternative communities, skilled professionals
In particular, we concentrate on education for children, education for adults, community gardens and neighbourhood activities, growing food using organic 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 did not secure 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 an endowment. In order to develop, we will need people/resources, marketing advice.

In conclusion, The importance of allotment gardens for the city of Amsterdam. Allotment gardens are often in a difficult position. since local governments also see that they are located in interesting places (for development), and their existence is threatened, while these places are actually very important for Amsterdammers to connect to green around the city and also to grow their won vegetables.

nkde de Vrieze (Nov. 2010)

Posted on 20 March 2011 and filed under content

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