Voedseltuin (The Food Garden)

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Voedseltuin (The Food Garden)

Voedseltuin (The Food Garden)
Brief Description De Voedseltuin (The Food Garden) is located at an industrial wasteland area in Rotterdam of about 7000 m² and produces biological fruit and vegetables for families that use the Rotterdam food bank and for homeless people. In addition, vulnerable populations are given the opportunity to volunteer in the garden to grow crops, empowering them for the job market and increase their social network. Once a month, using fresh vegetables from the Voedseltuin, they cook with and for visitors in homeless shelter. They also deliver vegetables to a restaurant for homeless people and inhabitants of low-income neighbourhood. Educational activities, such as workshops on permaculture, are organized, and local secondary schools can visit the garden in the context of an educational programme.
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European Country(s) Netherlands
Field Living/Green spaces: Urban (food) gardens, Consuming: Sustainable Production, Consuming: Healthy and Sustainable Consumption, Consuming: Healthy Consumption
Type Intervention
Impact Health, Equity, Environmental sustainability
Status Ongoing
Target Group General population, Low socio-economic status, Employees Workplace
Evaluation No
Level Local
INHERIT Perspective This project is a promising INHERIT practice because it targets disadvantaged families, who gain access to fruit and vegetables, from a local permaculture food garden. This fits the INHERIT triple win of improving health and sustainability and reducing health inequalities. By increasing access, Opportunity is improved. Workshops and other educational activities can improve Capability and Motivation to eat fruit and vegetables among the volunteers, schoolchildren and company employees.
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Relevant links http://www.voedseltuin.com/
Contact Tineke van der Burg, email: tinekevanderburg@gmail.com
2018-11-25T22:18:22+00:00April 26, 2017|practices|0 Comments