Rotterdam is a ‘vegetable garden’ full of valuable nutrients, ready to be harvested. In and around the city of Rotterdam approximately 1.2 million people produce a large waste stream. Especially large-scale events, big scale office buildings and a plentitude of restaurants cause large amounts of renewable resources to disappear. On the other hand, there is a considerable potential demand for these resources in greenhouses in the Westland, for urban agriculture in Rotterdam and for the parks and gardens of several municipalities. By linking the two we can make a major contribution to the circular economy.
In the context of IABR–2014–URBAN BY NATURE, an international urban agriculture expert will share his experiences in Rotterdam, and we will start conversations on the theme of nutrient recycling in cities and surroundings.
Afternoon program 1 to 5 p.m.
location: Municipality of Rotterdam: Galvaninstraat 15, Rotterdam
Clinics for businesses, educational institutions, NGOs and public organizations: conversation about and prioritizing of the potential for recycling of nutrients in Rotterdam.
Evening program 7 - 10 p.m.:
‘Stadslandbouwcafe' (Urban Agriculture Café)
location: Fenix Food Factory: Veerlaan 19, Rotterdam
Interactive program for citizens, urban agriculture businesses and organizations. Looking for possible contributions of nutrient recycling to urban agriculture and local entrepreneurship.
Both events are free of charge
For more information, the full program and the register form, please visit www.growthecity.eu