A Festival Alternative
When the festival couldn’t proceed as planned, we quickly organized an alternative: the Grounded Summer Camp! A multi-day experience with camping and programme around food, diverse music, and impactful workshops on: regenerative economy, resilient regions, new governance, and practical down and dirty activities.
We camped at the beautiful Lutkemeer Polder, a place where we will raise our voices in support of the soil. This precious land is the last fertile ground left in the municipality of Amsterdam, and there are plans to build huge distribution centers on it. On the Saturday, we walked onto the polder to raise our voice for the soil to make a powerful collective statement with music, legendary speakers, guerilla gardening and a human art piece. Together we can create an environment that welcomes protected species back to the land they call home.
The area is already home to a diverse range of Community Supported Agriculture initiatives. They have generously invited us to camp there because they believe it will help showcase the importance of reclaiming our land. Moreover, it will demonstrate that young people are actively standing up for this cause in a positive, constructive, and inclusive manner.
On the friday had inspiring workshop givers and speakers on topics like: ecosystem restoration, permaculture, nutrient density, biobased building, community farming, natural art, authentic relating, poetry and dance!
See two of our interesting speakers here on:
Communities and Ecosystem restoration by Pieter van der Gaag, director of the ecosystem restoration camps and communities
Food and Nutrient density by Dan Kittridge, founder and director of the bionutrient food institute