Free the Soil report #6: Second day of the blockade! Time to look at the media.
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The blockade of the fertilizer company Yara that had started on Monday, continued during the night. In the evening some activists, the newly formed ‘yellow finger’, even managed to block the third entrance. This only lasted for two hours though. We did affect the activities inside the plant, but unfortunately … verder lezen

Free the Soil report #5 Yara blocked
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On September 23, 2019, 500 activists in Brunsbüttel, Northern Germany, have blocked the production site of YARA, the world’s largest producer of nitrogen fertilizers. In groups of several hundred people, they occupy the entrance gates. The activists from the climate justice movement thus draw attention to the harmful consequences on … verder lezen

Free the Soil report #4: getting ready for action day!
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Today is the last preparation day before the action. Just by taking a look around, you can see excitement and determination on people’s faces. The atmosphere is joyful, yet a bit nervous…

Free the Soil report #3: How about the low lands?
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On the third day the camp is buzzing from action preparations, but in between we have been learning and exchanging about the local area and its soil. And because of similarities in soils, climate, and agricultural practices, these discussions are quite relevant for the Netherlands as well. The workshop / … verder lezen

Free the Soil reports #2 Connecting the Global South & the Global North
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Today, our first full day in the camp was as well the first day of the International Climate Strike. Demonstrations and other actions which all over the world demand for climate justice for every. In Germany there were 100.000 people on the streets in Hamburg, 270.000 in Berlin und 30.000 … verder lezen

Free the Soil reports #1 arrival
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After months of planning and preparing it has finally happened! The Free the Soil camp is here! And, with the help of the Theaterstraat bus collective, we have arrived. Some hours in the bus to talk about nitrogen, pears, pockets knifes, communities and recipes for vegan powerbars, to take naps … verder lezen

FAF#3: sunny and busy
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On Thursday May 30, about 50 people gathered in the Lutkemeer polder, in Amsterdam West, to occupy a terrain for the 3rd edition of the Food Autonomy Festival. Activists chose to set up the festival on the same field where the action camp “Kampeer in de Lutkemeer” took place in … verder lezen

Programme Food Autonomy Festival
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Most preperations for the Food Autonomy Festival are ready. Just a few last things to do. We are looking forward to the weekend! Hopefully you as well! This is the schedule of the programe with the times and locations of all workshops: On the general page of the festival you … verder lezen

ASEED at Reclaims the Seeds Amsterdam
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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! But there are more Reclaim the Seeds events in the Netherlands in 2019! … verder lezen

Successful Agroecological Case Studies: #2 Chololo Ecovillage, Tanzania
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In central Tanzania, the project Chololo Ecovillage was launched in 2011 as a response to effects of climate change that are already affecting agricultural production, such as changing rainfall patterns. The success of the project can be attributed among other things to a multi-dimensional approach: not only production practices, but … verder lezen

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