About

What we do

We garden. We plan, we design, we build and we have fun doing it.  We recycle materials, swap stories and share lunch on working days. Everyone is welcome and invited to come on work days, pizza parties and courses! 

The group began in 2014 - in an underused and beautifully landscaped healing garden belonging to de Hoge Born. The vision is to facilitate an inclusive teaching and learning space with a focus on enjoying the garden and experimenting with urban agriculture over the next 15 years - right here

It's early days but we're busy making a shared experimental garden to explore different practical ideas, grow stuff and learn from each other. If you enjoy gardening, chickens, bees or just practical work and want to build something big – then this is the place for you. 

We look for great ideas to test out. Even more so, we look for boots on the ground to test ideas with us!

This is not just a place for students and staff of the university - if you are a local we *especially* want you! We need local continuity to keep the dream alive over the years to come.

Everyone is welcome! 

Who we are

The Creative Community Garden Wageningen is an organic garden run by a group of volunteers from the university and the wider community in conjunction with de Hoge BornSolidezWageningen Municipality and several other organisations.

We are a project under the Transition Town Vallei and are located south of de Hoge Born. 

Community:

We are a community of Wageningen people, expat partners of WUR workers, WUR workers, students (national and international) and ex students that come back to town. 

Sponsors:

We have had several sponsors throughout the years helping us with funds. Every year we also have individual local people that sponsor us through donations to improve the vegetable garden, we create fund raising events with the community like pizza parties and workshops.

2016:

We received funds from West Wijkpanel that were used for community reach out campaigns, garden tools and plants.

2015:

We received a matching grant from OranjeFunds that was used for buying material to build the pizza oven, tools for the garden and plants for the garden.

2014:

Supported by a grant from Wageningse Weelde which we are using to build garden infrastructure, make an outdoor classroom, build a chicken house and redesign the vegetable garden. 

If you would like to get involved please simply volunteer on a working day to find out what we're about or send an email.

Join us! 

For more info you can contact the 2016 coordinators - Matthijs, Ish, Jonatan, Jan or Allan at: 

creativegardenwageningen@gmail.com 

You can also sign up for our newsletter here plus check out the active dialogue at the facebook discussion group (where ideas often get discussed and activities proposed). 

We always welcome volunteers! :)

Some of the winter crew - 2014/2015.

Some of the winter crew - 2014/2015.

Making Hügelkultur beds - 2014

Making Hügelkultur beds - 2014

First Pizza Party of 2016

First Pizza Party of 2016

Transition Plans - 2016

Transition Plans - 2016

Here's looking at you!

Here's looking at you!

Preparing the entrance for the year.

Preparing the entrance for the year.

Beans!

Beans!

Creative Garden Wageningen from above 2014, so much has been developed since then!

Creative Garden Wageningen from above 2014, so much has been developed since then!

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