The people behind the garden…
Thanks for the interview Janka Gerritsen-Intribusova!
(in het Nederlands zie je beneden..)
- What is your involvement in the SET & Buurt Community Garden?
It is my child, if I can put like this. I was the initiator of a plan to make the garden more than a few vegetable garden boxes and create a big community garden for social integration. Where people can not only grow their own vegetables but become connected through all kinds of activities. I had a vision about a place where we have a playground, sitting places, a herb garden, insect hotel, an open kitchen, a greenhouse, space for workshops… where we can literally get into the soil, can learn about herbs, flowers, but we can make art, can make paintings, work with wood. Or where we can do nothing, just having a picnic or to stop to have a chat with a neighbor. I imagined a place which somehow belongs to the people who use it. Not the municipality or some outsider professionals would come to maintain but we, neighbours take care of it.
- How did you come across the garden?