Are you interested in helping create an edible wildlife corridor through Amsterdam, by planting bee-friendly herbs in tree pits, geveltuinen and other small spaces? Come along to the River of Herbs launch meeting to learn about this inspiring city wide project and get involved.
19.00 – 22.00 (free entry)
- Help plan the route of the Amsterdam River of Herbs.
- Learn how urban wildlife corridors can help people, plants and pollinators.
- Connect with interested groups and individuals.
- Get support for growing herbs along the route.
- Take home seeds to grow in tree pits, geveltuinen, schools and gardens.
- Support urban beekeeping and native bee populations.
- connect those who want to be involved – individuals, groups, local government, businesses.
- share the reasoning behind the project
- present and discuss the route of this edible wildlife corridor through Amsterdam
- plan the project phases
- discuss the proposed plant list, gardening and training methods
- consider plans for community orchards along the route
- consider adding bee colonies along the route
- share experiences from related urban projects
- plan how to make the project more useful to green volunteers
- seek funding and non financial support
- start planting the river straight away!
Speakers to include:
Lynn Shore (UrbanHerbology.org, Riverofherbs.org)
Rene Genet (AmsterdamseHoning.nl)
Theun Karelse (FoAM, Boskoi)
Ann Doherty & Suzanne Oommen (City Plot Amsterdam)
Natascha Hagenbeek (I Can Change The World With My Two Hands)
Henny Hijmans (Amsterdamverbindt.nl)
Carol Poye (Bee Care Amsterdam)
Bambi Bogert (Facilitator)
For more info, contact:
River of Herbs
06 275 969 30
To stay up to date, join the Urban Herbology Facebook group.
To confirm attending this event, or to invite your Facebook frineds, click here.
Click here to get involved, or to donate to the Amsterdam River of Herbs.