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PEAS-Full days on the POP UP FARM

In this week's POP UP FARM- blog we announce our upcoming events, and tell you a bit about our latest day of work in the garden.

This coming Friday the 15th of June, the POP UP FARM goes on tour! We will visit the vegetable-garden from City-Farmer Jair Schalkwijk, located in Amsterdam North. He started last year, and already this year he is able to sustain himself mainly from his garden! If you would like to get inspired, and join this excursion, you can subscribe via We will leave at 14.00 from the Tolhuistuin, please bring your bicycle!

On saturday-evening the 16th of June we will be part of the ‘Cultural All Nighter’ Nuit Blanche Amsterdam, and we will have a special session on the POP UP FARM. More info we will post this week on FARMING THE CITY’s Facebook page, so stay tuned. See also

Now some news and pictures from the POP UP FARM Free Garden-Workday day on last Friday, 8th of June:

We prouidly present you our first peas!

Peas in blossom :)

Making some more space for the plants at the vertical farm

Baby-Lettuce in bottles at the Vertical Farm!

Planting cabbage and broccoli-seedlings in their temporary soil-bag and bucket homes, waiting for their larger bags and containers to be ready…

Feeding the chicken… :)

Watering the plants at the vertical farm..

Strawberry-dog getting heavier and grazing in the field…

This was it for now, we hope to see you next friday or saturday on the POP UP FARM!

Posted on 11 June 2012 and filed under News