Find here an overview of the events ASEED is participating in and / or organising in 2018/19 in the frame of the Fossil Free Agriculture campaign. ASEED’s involvement in these events varies from simply joining and supporting other organisations and their campaigns, to giving presentations, or being the organiser. It is possible to join us at any event you are interested in, no matter what your level of experience or knowledge is. We are glad to meet or welcome everyone who thinks that a fossil-fuel-dependent agriculture needs to stop!

04/02 Meeting for Community Gardens in the Bio-polder

[Amsterdam / 8 pm] Growing your own food these days is an act of revolution, especially in the face of land grabs by governments and airports. While the Amsterdam City government and SADC prattle on with their green-washing campaign of a circular and green business park we will build a real circular and green park: The Bio-Polder Lutkemeer. This first meeting will be one to discuss gathering materials for building our lively community garden project. We can also start making plans for some communal spaces for a kitchen, a sheltered meeting area and tool storage. We will meet at 20:00 for around an hour an a half at the Nieuwland (Pieter Nieuwlandstraat 93) to start planning our vision of a sustainable future for our city, and ourselves.

12/02 Open Campaign Meeting Fossil Free Agriculture

[Amsterdam / 6 PM] Join us for a shared vegan dinner and our open campaign meeting at the Dokhuis (Plantage Doklaan 8-12), hear more about current and upcoming plans. The dinner starts at 6 pm, the meeting at 7.30 pm. If you’d like to join, please send an e-mail to ffa@aseed.net and try to be present during the dinner if this is your first time.

18/02 Climate Justice voku @ Joe’s Garage

[Amsterdam / 7 PM] Every third Monday of the month. A benefit for climate justice in Joe’s Garage. An ideal moment to get to know people that are involved in the climate movement. Benefits will go to support Wij Stoppen Steenkool and the Fossil Free Agriculture campaign. Open at 19:00 with a vegan meal on donation. If you would like to help out with the cooking that is very welcome! Then please send a message to info@aseed.net

23/02 Fossil Free Agriculture Reading Group

[Amsterdam / 7 PM] Since our first trial attracted a lot of interested people and we had a very fruitful discussion, ASEED is hosting its second public Fossil Free Agriculture reading group meeting in order to improve our knowledge and critical analysis of the complex and multi-layered topic of industrial agriculture. Each month, a different focus will be chosen with connected reading or video material. In February we will touch the topic of chemical fertilisers (reading proposals will follow). If you would like to participate in our meeting at the ASEED office, please send an email to info@aseed.net. There is the possibility of having a shared dinner at 6 pm. Everyone is invited to bring something vegan to share. If you would like to bring food, please let us know.

10/03 Bloc for Radical Climate Justice during 10/03 Climate March in Amsterdam

[Amsterdam / 7 PM] Together with other climate action groups ASEED Europe is calling for the organisation of a large and powerful Bloc for Radical Climate Justice during 10/03 Climate March in Amsterdam. Together we will raise our voices for system change and mass action from below: against the fossil fuel industry and a corrupt political and economic system that exploits and divides people, produces obscene inequality and destroys most forms of life on our planet.

31/05-02/06. 2019 Food Autonomy Festival

[dates and location to be confirmed] The Food Autonomy Festival (FAF) Amsterdam is about presenting and celebrating alternatives and resistance to the state and corporate-controlled industrial food system. Come join us for a weekend of learning practical skills for growing (or finding…) your own food, to hear peoples’ experiences of gaining access to land, of building alternatives and forging resistance, to dance to thrashy folk-punk, and to share in the collective enthusiasm for an autonomous future!

September 2019. From the NL to Free the Soil mass action & camp (date tbc)

[Brunsbüttel, Germany] Free the Soil is a campaign to expose the devastating practices and impacts of industrial agriculture and the major role this industry plays in the escalating climate crisis. Free the Soil is providing information, calls to action and organizes a mass action and camp in September 2019 to denounce industrial agriculture and the synthetic fertilizer industry. We encourage you and your group to take part in this struggle! Join the next organizers meeting in Berlin, January 18-20 / 2019!

Past events and actions:

21/01 Meeting about Lutkemeervrijstaat and actions to support Boterbloem / Lutkemeer polder

[Amsterdam] There will be a meeting on Monday January 21th at NieuwLand at 20:00. There will be two main points of discussion. The establishment of the Lutkemeervrijstaat and organizing actions to continue to gather more support. For more background information, see the article “Update: Amsterdam prepares to destroy Boterbloem Farm and Lutkemeerpolder“.

21/01 Climate Justice voku @ Joe’s Garage

[Amsterdam / 7 PM] Every third Monday of the month. A benefit for climate justice in Joe’s Garage. An ideal moment to get to know people that are involved in the climate movement. Benefits will go to support Wij Stoppen Steenkool and the Fossil Free Agriculture campaign. Open at 19:00 with a vegan meal on donation. If you would like to help out with the cooking that is very welcome! Then please send a message to info@aseed.net

23/01 Fossil Free Agriculture reading group

[Amsterdam / 7 PM] Starting in January 2019 ASEED is experimenting with a public Fossil Free Agriculture reading group, in order to improve our knowledge and critical analysis of the complex and multi-layered topic of industrial agriculture. Each month, a different focus will be chosen with connected reading or video material. In January we will touch the topic of yields, comparing yields between farms that use synthetic fertilizers and farms that use only organic fertilisation techniques. If you would like to participate, please send an email to info@aseed.net