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!

24/04 Reading Group: how we can contribute to a better world through our diet

[Amsterdam/ 6 pm] We are hosting a public reading group in collaboration with Taste Before You Waste in order to improve our knowledge and critical analysis of the complex and multi-layered topic of industrial agriculture. The idea for this session is to start at 18:00 in the ASEED office in the Dokhuis and have the vegan dinner from Taste Before You Waste, which is hosting its Wednesday dinner at the Dokhuis that same day. This dinner is donation-based. This March 2019 we will touch the following topics: A flexitarian diet to feed 10bn people within safe planetary boundaries & Reducing the environmental impact of food through producer and consumer behaviour.

28/04 Food Autonomy Festival Benefit Night @ACU 

[Utrecht/ 7pm] Come and join us for a delicious vegan dinner at The Barricade in Utrecht! On the 28th we are hosting a benefit night in order to inform about and raise donations for the third edition of our Food Autonomy Festival.

04/05 Food Autonomy Festival Benefit Night @MKZ

In May we will be hosting a benefit night at MKZ to inform about and raise donations for the third edition of our Food Autonomy Festival.The festival will take place from the 31st of May til the 2nd of June at the Boterbloem farm in Amsterdam. Join us for a vegan meal on donation at 19:00 and get some information about the festival and our Fossil Free Agriculture Campaign in general.

07/05 Open Campaign Meeting: Food Autonomy Festival

[Amsterdam / 6.30 PM] Join us for a shared vegan dinner and our open campaign meeting at the Dokhuis (Plantage Doklaan 8-12). In this open campaign meeting we will be planning an action and practice consensus decision meeting. The dinner starts at 6.30 pm, the meeting at 7.30 pm. If you’d like to join, please send an e-mail to info@aseed.net and try to be present during the dinner if this is your first time.

10/05 Food Autonomy Festival Benefit Night @OT301

[Amsterdam/ 7pm] Join us for a delicious vegan dinner at the OT301! On the 10th of May we are hosting a benefit night in order to inform about and raise donations for the third edition of our Food Autonomy Festival.

20/05 Food Autonomy Festival Benefit Night @Joe’s Garage 

[Amsterdam/ 7pm] In May we will be hosting a benefit night at Joe’s Garage to inform about and raise donations for the third edition of our Food Autonomy Festival. The festival will take place from the 31st of May til the 2nd of June at the Boterbloem farm in Amsterdam.

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

[Boterbloem farm /Amsterdam] 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:

17/04 WTF QUEER: Food Autonomy Festival Benefit Night @ Vrankrijk

[Amsterdam/ 7pm] WTF evening takes place every Wednesday at Vrankrijk and is hosted by Drag Queers Amsterdam. Every Wednesday brings a new theme and performance celebrating visible queer cultural diversity. On the 17th of April ASEED will be cooking a vegan dinner at this event in order to promote the third edition of our Food Autonomy Festival and raise donations. The festival will take place from the 31st of May til the 2nd of June in Amsterdam.

09/04 Open Campaign Meeting: Food Autonomy Festival

[Amsterdam / 6.30 PM] Join us for a shared vegan dinner and our open campaign meeting at the Dokhuis (Plantage Doklaan 8-12). In this open campaign meeting we will be focussing on the planning of our Food Autonomy Festival (31st of May til 2nd of June, Amsterdam). Would you like to get involved in this awesome project, organise cool workshops, talks, music, info and food stalls and have a lot of fun? Then you should come to this meeting! The dinner starts at 6.30 pm, the meeting at 7.30 pm. If you’d like to join, please send an e-mail to info@aseed.net and try to be present during the dinner if this is your first time.

30-31/03 Tuinen van Lutkemeer

[Amsterdam] Have you always been dreaming of growing your own food? Then you should not miss out on this event on the last weekend of March at the Lutkemeerpolder. We come together to learn about gardening as well as small-scale food production and get our hands dirty. We meet on Saturday at 12 pm, on Sunday at 10 am.

23/24.03 Reclaim the Seeds @ Fruittuin van West

[Amsterdam / 7 PM] Come and join us for a weekend full of seed exchanges, political discussions, gardening workshops and farm tours at the Reclaim the Seeds event on the 23rd and 24th March at the Fruittuin van West in Amsterdam! ASEED will be giving a workshop on “Exposing the links between fossil fuels and industrial agriculture and climate change” on Sunday at 11 am, where we will dive deeper into the issues we feel extremely passionate about and want to raise awareness on. We will also give a talk called “Seed patents and the teff case” (Saturday, 1 pm) in which we provide an overview of seed patents, using the teff case as an example.