Sunday Program

ROUNDTIMEDESCRIPTIONLOCATIONMAIN LANGUAGE*
10:30-14:00Permaculture bicycle tourAmsterdam CSNL/EN
Ongoing11:00-17:00Children’s activitiesLittle houseNL/EN
Ongoing14:00-17:00Grafting fruit treesPodium courtyardNL
111:00-12:30Biodiversity, Foundation…OfficeNL
111:00-12:30Exposing the Links between Fossil….WorkshopEN
111:00-12:30BirdwalkGather by campfireNL
111:00-11:45Grow your own chicory (Belgian endive)Gather by Fruittuin entranceNL
112:00-12:45Grow your own mushroomsGather by Fruittuin entranceNL
213:00-14:30Introduction to permacultureOfficeNL
213:00-13:45Fruit propagationGather by campfireNL
213:00-14:30Tour: Pluk! Community Supported…Gather by campfireEN/NL
213:00-13:45Grow your own chicory (Belgian endive)Gather by Fruittuin entranceEN
214:00-14:45Grow your own mushroomsGather by Fruittuin entranceEN
213:30-14:30The wonderment: bees and pollinationGarden roomNL
315:00-15:30Unusual vegetablesGarden room NL
315:00-16:30Composting with wormsWorkshopNL/EN
315:00-16:30Information meeting: Gardens of LuktemeerOfficeNL
315:00-16:30Sustainable Wildlife Management
315:00-16:30Sowing seeds in the gardenGather by campfireEN/NL
315:00-15:45Grow your own chicory (Belgian endive)Gather by Fruittuin entranceNL
316:00-16:45Grow your own mushroomsGather by Fruittuin entranceNL
14:00-14:40Music by Laura SjinPodium courtyard
16:00-18:00Music by Trio ARPPodium courtyard
17:00Community sowing of a flower fieldGather by Fruittuin entrance

Children’s activities

Saturday 11:00-17:00
Sunday 11:00-17:00
Main language: NL/EN
Little house
Children of all ages are welcome for activities with worms, seeds and bees! Together with urban farmers from the Cityplot collective you can sow (organic) seeds and make seed bombs with bee-friendly flower seeds: you can bring them home and let them explode in the spring!
http://www.cityplot.org/

Grafting fruit trees

Saturday: 11:00-17:00
Main language: NL
Podium courtyard
Sunday: 14:00-17:00
Main language: NL
Podium courtyard
On Saturday, Monique from Op Goede Grond will explain about old varieties, her tree nursery and grafting. You can choose a variety and let Monique graft it for you.
http://www.op-goede-grond.nl/
On Sunday, Cor Sturkenboom (uncle of Wil from the Fruittuin) will come to graft apple trees. For a small donation you can take your own little apple tree home. You can also bring a branch of your favourite apple tree along to make a new tree with a rootstock.

Biodiversity, Foundation De Oerakker, Orange List and Heritage Seeds

Sunday: 11:00-12:30
Main language: NL
Office
Guaranteeing our global food security is an important issue nowadays given the ever increasing world population to 10 billion people in 2050 and the projected effects climate change will have on global crop production in the coming decades. In this context the major factors which determine food security will be discussed and it will be shown that still a durable agriculture may be possible provided that our attitude towards food is changed. 
Due to human activity loss of biodiversity is rapidly taking place. On basis of the current insights with respect to speciation and extinction rates it will be evaluated if we are currently in the midst of a species mass extinction. In this context three measures are discussed to slow down this loss of biodiversity, namely ex situin situand on farm management. The last measure will be dealt with in more detail and exemplified on the basis of experiences gained in the Netherlands. In this context foundation de Oerakker, its aim and structure will be presented and furthermore the Orange list and the Heritage Seed project will be introduced. 
Chris Kik, Centre for Genetic Resources, Wageningen University & Research, chris.kik@wur.nl

Exposing the Links between Fossil Fuels, Industrial Agriculture and Climate Change

Sunday: 11:00-12:30
Main language: EN
Workshop
As one of the major contributors to climate chaos, industrial agriculture is responsible for between 44-57% of greenhouse gas emissions. When false solutions such as Climate Smart Agriculture are offered by the very same people who are causing this chaos, such as chemical giants Yara and Potash, we know it is time to stand up and fight for our planet and for climate justice and tell a different story. ASEED is committed to building a grassroots movement from below, showing resistance is possible, necessary and fertile. Join us for a discussion on connecting the dots between fossil fuels, industrial agriculture, Yara, fertilizers and how we can empower ourselves to build a different system.
www.aseed.net

Birdwalk

Sunday: 11:00-12:30
Main language: NL
Gather by campfire
Sjaak Quist, the Fruittuin’s birdwatcher, will bring you into the orchard and tell you the official and nicknames of tens of different kinds of birds in the orchard.
www.fruittuinvanwest.nl

Grow your own chicory (Belgian endive)

Saturday: 12:00-12:45, 14:00-14:45, 16:00-16:45
Sunday: 11:00-11:45, 13:00-13:45, 15:00-15:45
Main language: EN
Gather by Fruittuin entrance
Join a short tour of the the chicory cave (it is also not so big). The chicory roots are placed in bins through which continuous water flows. The oxygen in the water encourages root development, and the chicory grows on the nutrients in the root. You can take home chicory roots for your own mini cave for €3.
www.fruittuinvanwest.nl

Grow your own mushrooms

Saturday: 11:00-11:45, 13:00-13:45, 15:00-15:45
Sunday: 12:00-12:45, 14:00-14:45, 16:00-16:45
Main language: EN
Gather by Fruittuin entrance
Join a short tour of the mushroom grotto at the Fruittuin (it’s not that big) and learn how to grow mushrooms. You will receive a stem with either grey or yellow oyster mushrooms, nameko, chittaken or wig mushrooms to take home, and an explanation as a start for your own nursery. Costs are € 6 per stem.
www.fruittuinvanwest.nl

Introduction to permaculture

Sunday: 13:00-14:30
Main language: NL
Office
What exactly is permaculture? Where does it come from, and how did it originate? These questions will be answered during this short introduction by permaculture teacher Linder van den Heerik, and you will also be introduced to the most important underlying thoughts in permaculture. For beginning permies as well as people looking for a refresher course.
https://voedselketen.wordpress.com

Fruit propagation

Saturday: 13:00-14:30
Sunday: 13:00-13:45
Main language: NL
Gather by campfire
Just before the trees flower is a wonderful time to tour the orchard with Wil Sturkenboom, founder of the Fruittuin van West. At this time of year, everything must be 100%. The vitality of the tree must be at its best in order to give the blossom a “long life”. The young shoots and flowers are mega sensitive to fungi. If you want to do something to prevent fungi and harmful insects, action is best taken before flowering and before you see the fungi and insects.
www.fruittuinvanwest.nl

Tour: Pluk! Community Supported Agriculture farm

Saturday: 15:00-15:45
Sunday: 13:00-13:45
Main language: NL/EN
Gather by campfire
The farmers will guide you around the Pluk! CSA, where 100 families in Amsterdam/Haarlem will pick their own vegetables, herbs and flowers in 2019.
www.plukcsa.nl

The wonderment: bees and pollination

Sunday: 13:30-14:30
Main language: NL
Garden room
In this lecture, teacher-beekeeper Maayke Jansen of ILOVEBEEING will share some special facts about the bee and the bee colony. Attention will be paid to the role of the bee as pollinator, and to the pollinating role of the wild bee.
www.ilovebeeing.nl

Unusual vegetables

Sunday: 15:00-15:30
Main language: NL
Garden room
The variety of vegetables is huge. You can grow your own heritage varieties, famous varieties from abroad, flavourful exotics and other “rarities”. Lambert Sijens of De Tuinen van Weldadigheid grows what is probably the largest collection of edible crops in the Netherlands and will tell you about it with gusto.
https://detuinenvanweldadigheid.nl

Composting with worms

Saturday: 15:00-16:30
Main language: EN
Workshop
Sunday: 15:00-16:30
Main language: NL
Workshop
Learn how simple it is to use three buckets, a drill and worms to convert your own fruit and vegetable residues into fertile worm droppings. Ideal for your balcony or cupboard. On Saturday with Cityplot, and on Sunday with Peter-Jan Brouwer from Stichting Buurtcompost.
www.cityplot.org
http://buurtcompost.nl

Sowing in the garden

Sunday: 15:00-16:30
Main language: EN/NL
Gather by campfire
Help Pluk! farmers Ann, Annie en Annelies sow seeds in the garden! They will also tell you about Pluk! Groenten van West, the self-harvest Community Supported Agriculture project for vegetables, herbs and edible flowers at the Fruittuin. No experience needed, but boots and clothes that can get dirty are advised.
www.plukcsa.nl

Music by Trio ARP

Sunday: 16:00-18:00
Trio ARP consists of piano, bass and percussion. They play a mix of jazz, blues, rock and South American music.

Music by Laura Sjin

Sunday: 14:00-14:40
Podium binnenplaats
Dutch (Americana) pop. Godly, with lots of sweet edges.

Information meeting: Gardens of Luktemeer

Sunday: 15:00-16:30
Office
Dutch
Amsterdam’s Lutkemeerpolder is the place for organically grown vegetables. It is the last fertile land in Amsterdam, so something to cherish! But the municipality wants to build a business park here. We think it can be different! There are entrepreneurs and donors who can make Biopolder Lutkemeer part of a sustainable city that works on its climate goals and dares to take on vested interests. Keep Lutkemeer as a green polder for everyone! We will start with the Gardens of Lutkemeer during the last weekend of March. By cultivating pieces of polder for and by the neighborhood, we want to continue to draw attention to the polder, the possibilities and especially the fact that it is not too late! Come help with the preparations, or even take on your own garden.

Permaculture bicycle tour

10:30-14:00
Amsterdam Central Station
Cycle to the Fruittuin with us from Amsterdam CS. We will pass by various permaculture-related projects where we will stop and meet the ‘makers’. More info and sign up:  permacultours.nl

Sustainable Wildlife Management

15:00 – 16:30
Peter van Poelgeest from Duurzaam Fauna Advies (Sustainable Wildlife Advice) is the man in Amsterdam and beyond when it comes to wildlife management in Amsterdam. Peter will tell you about the regulation and promotion of geese, fish, buzzards and hundreds of other animals in the city (and at the Fruittuin).
http://www.duurzaamfaunaadvies.nl