I Can Change the World with my Two Hands

Amsterdam
Natascha Hagenbeek
info@icanchangetheworldwithmytwohands.nl
I Can Change the World with my Two Hands
www.icanchangetheworldwithmytwohands.nl

 

 
PROJECT OVERVIEW
The project has been initiated by an artist
In brief, I CAN CHANGE THE WORLD WITH MY TWO HANDS is a local initiative for global sustainability I CAN CHANGE THE WORLD WITH MY TWO HANDS is a ‘local food’ project in a courtyard of a housing block in the district Landlust (Amsterdam West). There are currently 17 individual gardens which are run by local residents. There is a children’s vegetable garden, and a common herb and edible flower garden. In the middle is a large central garden. The garden serves as a food garden, the harvest from the garden center is for the neighborhood, and is sold at open days and in a mobile shop (foodfromthehood). ICCTWWMTH wants to encourage the individual to grow their own vegetables, stimulate a ‘Do It Yourself “attitude, work on the awareness about healthy and local food, and above all show the value of growing locally and growing together in the city. Growing your own vegetables in the neighborhood: it enriches your (social) life and reduces your environmental impact.
The project “I Can Change the World with my Two Hands” is developed by Natascha Hagenbeek with in between 10 and 50 people, all of whom are volunteers.

LOCATION
The project takes shape at the neighborhood level, especially in our courtyard

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 locally, internationally and with skilled professionals,
In particular, we concentrate on processing, education for children, education for adults, community gardens and neighbourhood activities and growing food using traditional, permaculture, organic growing techniques.

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 thPROJECT OVERVIEW
Natascha Hagenbeek, artist and researcher, started this local initiative for global sustainability:
I CAN CHANGE THE WORLD WITH MY TWO HANDS (ICCTWWMTH). The project
currently has between 10 and 50 volunteers.

I CAN CHANGE THE WORLD WITH MY TWO HANDS is a local food project in the
courtyard of a housing block in Landlust (Amsterdam West). There are currently 17 individual
gardens which are maintained by local residents. There is a children’s vegetable garden and a
communal herb and edible flower garden. In the middle, there is a large central garden. The
harvest from the garden center is for the neighborhood and is sold at open days (7 July until 1
September) as well as in a mobile shop and a pop-up shop (foodfromthehood). ICCTWWMTH
strives to encourage individuals to grow their own vegetables, stimulating a ‘Do It Yourself’
attitude. The goal is to create awareness about healthy and local food and, above all, to show the
value of growing locally and growing together in the city. Growing your own vegetables in the
Neighborhood enriches your (social) life and reduces your environmental impact.

LOCATION
I CAN CHANGE THE WORLD WITH MY TWO HANDS is a local food project in the
courtyard of a housing block in Landlust (Amsterdam West). The project takes shape at the
neighborhood level, especially in the courtyard.

PROJECT DESCRIPTION
The project is focused on the development of community-based learning and the co-creation of
food activities. At the moment, we work with local, international, skilled professionals.
In particular, we concentrate on education for children, adults, community gardens and
neighbourhood activities. We experiment with growing techniques like permaculture and
organic.

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 not sustainable. In particular, we benefit
from public funds.
In order to develop, we will need funding, people, resources, and improved visibility.

Posted on 29 June 2012 and filed under content

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