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Vegetable Gardens - Amsterdam

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Vegetable Gardens - Amsterdam

Hi, I'm an urban vegetable gardener and would love to check out any community vegetable gardens, small organic farms, urban agriculture plots etc in or around Amsterdam. I will be visiting occasionally throughout the year.

I have visited De Kas and enjoyed exploring their greenhouse. Does anyone know of any urban vegetable gardening projects I might be able to check out? Searching online is proving challenging so I thought I'd reach out to see if anyone on this forum has suggestions. Happy to make a day trip too. Thank you!

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11. Re: Vegetable Gardens - Amsterdam

Interesting links. Thx.

Did you discover the Tosti Fabriek (the toasted sandwich factory)? http://www.detostifabriek.nl/

A varied bunch of enthusiasts, artists, foodies and environmentalists rented some land in Amsterdam's eastern islands, leased a couple of cows (for the cheese), fattened some pigs (for the ham) and raised a crop of wheat, so that after six media-savvy months they could make a couple of hundred cheese and ham toasted sandwiches. They completed the project this weekend.

There's a TV talk show item here dewerelddraaitdoor.vara.nl/media/242631 It's all in Dutch, but have a look at the woman (4min 15sec in) who complains that it is upsetting for children to see the cutie piggies one day and then have to have it explained to them that they are dead for meat the next. "Project geslaagd" (project successful) is the reaction in the studio!

Mr Other

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12. Re: Vegetable Gardens - Amsterdam

MrOther -

You need to do Wagner's Ring in Bayreuth where you can take it all in in a week all the while wearing a tux. It's therapeutic. :-))

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20 minute bike ride from olympic stadium...maybe..not from centrum

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The Bos is less than 10 minutes from the Olympic stadium, I do the ride everyday.

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15. Re: Vegetable Gardens - Amsterdam

DD that's way waaaaaay off topic!

I can see where you're coming from (or where you've been to and come back from) but this is a thread about urban agriculture. (Thx for the tip though. Never been to Bayreuth.)

Mr Other

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