Vertical Gardening

We wrote about it before: if you don’t have as much space as we have at the swomp, you have to make the best of the space you do have. In a city, this usually is vertical space. For example, you can make climbingplants climb up the wall. Also there are ways to build an actual vertical garden. On the page ‘vertical gardens‘ you can find an artical about this. Also we wrote an step by step plan on how to make it. You can find this here on the website

We entered our vertical garden in de ‘Garden Contest’, and hope to win the time laps camera. So vote for our vertical garden, and soon you’ll be able to see  exactly how fast the plants do grow at the Swomp.


Open garden day, the Pijp 27th of June.

Swomp will also be open for the Pijp  open garden day. Here is a little taste of what you can expect if you drop by.



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Sowing fest this Sunday!


The distance between the farmer and the consumer is huge. Quite often half way around the world. Obviously this can not continue. There are many organic farms which offer seasonal produce to their local area. Which as far as we can see is the next best answer to growing your own food.

The production of sustainable, organic products requires allot more person power than industrial farming. In the past the surrounding community would help the farmers at heavy times of the year. IE. the sowing, plowing, and harvest times/festivals. On the SWOMP  you also have the opportunity to help out, and grow your own food.

This Sunday we are having a sowing fest. So come along and get your hands dirty. Afterwards (if the weather allows) we will be having a BBQ together.

On the SWOMP it is possible to get involved in gardening to what ever extent you feel up to. You can build your own garden, or just help out with sowing and weeding. We hold regular workshops on a number of topics, and we even sometimes need help eating the organic veg that we grow here. So come along Sundays from 12 noon.

Green house under construction

Today we began the construction of a small green house from the windows we have been recycling over the last few months.

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Spring is here!!!


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