Organic strip farming in the Binnenveld. As you walk along the Slagsteeg road in Wageningen, in the middle of the Binnenveld agricultural area, you will see strips of organic vegetables being grown for local consumers.
Edwin Tigchelaar: “I would like to increase biodiversity for an attractive landscape and also to create a sustainable and robust cultivation system. That is why I go for organic and strip cultivation.” The soil is currently (spring 2022) in its second year of conversion to organic. Edwin: “In the first year I only grew flower mixes and green manure, of course without the use of pesticides or chemical fertilizers. This year, for the first time, potatoes and vegetables will be grown in narrow strips on this plot in the Wageningen Binnenveld.” That sounds promising.
Where can you find the products?
You can find the products of EET Wageningen at de Streekmarkt in Wageningen and at the shop of Boerderij van Steenbergen in Bennekom. There is also the possibility to get a weekly veggie bag.
In 2022, EET-Wageningen started a pilot with weekly vegetable bags; this will be continued in 2023. Are you interested in vegetable bags from EET-Wageningen? Then get in touch with Edwin for the possibilities.
Slagsteeg in the Wageningen Binnenveld, near the Egelsteeg
Photo: Percy Cicilia Jr.