De Groenten Uit Amsterdam

Amsterdam
Philip van Traa
info@greenlung.nl
Groenten uit Amsterdam
www.degroentenuitamsterdam.nl

PROJECT OVERVIEW
The project has been initiated by an independent group.
In brief, drug “Groenten uit Amsterda”m is a concept exploring completely new ways of growing vegetables and fruit in empty buildings in the city. Technology developed by PlantLab allows plants to grow without natural light. Instead, and plants are exposed to a specific combination of red land blue light, search which enables the growing process to take place in any type of building. .
The project “Groenten uit Amsterdam” is developed by Philip van Traa with less than 10 people, of which all of them being volunteers.

LOCATION
The project takes shape in multiple locations of the city such as empty buildings or spaces.

PROJECT DESCRIPTION
The project focuses on the development of innovative approaches to urban food/farming related issues.
In particular, attention is paid to implement new tech to grow food in empty buildings.
In order to fully function, the project should work in the city.

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 facilities, lack of support/cooperation from local authorities.
In order to cope with the problem, we tried to look for interested partners.
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 premises/land, funding, policy support, new technologies and committed partners.

Posted on 20 March 2011 and filed under content

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