April 11, 2010 at 1:41 am (Uncategorized)
We got a lot of help the last couple of months with rebuilding most of our gardens around the pear tree. When we got near to finishing the job spring time started of with some warm sunny days., and the berries all get leaf right now.
Next to the circle we prepared a patch where we’ll try to get a sort of meadow with cereals and wild and medicinal herbs. Next to that, in front of the greenhouse, cityplot will build a showcase urban backyard (5x5m).
In march the youngsters of JMA (young people environmentally active) to get acuainted with permaculture for the first time, also they got their hands dirty and helped us out a lot.
Robbert is sprouting very old heritage cereals, and rare weeds that used to grow on cereal acres before the mass scale introduction of herbicides, for his traditional field.
January 22, 2010 at 3:52 pm (Uncategorized)
Saturday 20th of februari we’ll have a benefit gig at the swomp featuring James bar bowen and Jim sputnig. last time they visited they triggered two days of spontaneous partying in the pijp. the memory of those hangovers still haunt us.
their music is best described as political punk-folk, check out their myspaces if your curious: Jim and james
December 22, 2009 at 5:26 pm (Uncategorized)
A lot of people came to help us build our forrest inspired fruit and vegg circle. We almost got to finish it during the two very short days (dark at 16.30). Six dwarf tree’s were planted around our bigger pear tree. One pear- and two apple-tree’s, two cherries and a plum. Furthermore lots and lots of currants, black and red, lots of raspberries and other small fruit were planted.
Just in time as it turned out, sunday night it started freezing like hell, and its been icy and snowy ever since. Lets hope that all the young trees survived and will start growing next year.
our Thanks to all volunteers coming from around the neighbourhood, or reading our website, but also from the national transition network some fellow trainnees who turned up.
check out the pictures here
November 17, 2009 at 2:26 pm (Uncategorized)
Saturday the 12th we’ll start building the forrest circle, a design from the dutch permaculture school. With the whole summit in Kopenhagen going we will play the movie ‘the age of stupid’ in the evening, at 20.00 in wijkcentrum ceintuur (gerard doustraat 133) with discussion and party afterwards. Sundays the building of the gardens continues. Sleepingplaces are available if you mail us upfront.
From the weekend after every saturday from 14.00h till 18.00h The I.E.A. is open. The Infoshop for Eco Anarchism serves zapatista coffee, MST mate, and hot (soja) cocoa from a bolivian co-operative. Also dutch local organic beer or juice is to be consumed while reading about gardening, revolutions, anarchism, eco-anarchism, landstruggle, permaculture etc. etc.
Also fiction and non fiction for kids present!
I.E.A each saturday 14.00h – 18.00h swomp4, rustenburgerstraat 440, amsterdam
September 21, 2009 at 8:15 pm (Uncategorized)
For the last year we have been open every Sunday, but now we are making a change and will be open from midday every Saturday for tours, working in the gardens, and discussion and info about climate change, peak oil, permaculture and transition towns.
It will be also possible to start your own garden. or help out with various other projects.
September 4, 2009 at 8:31 pm (Call out!)
With the possible upcoming eviction for the Swomp we are calling for a get together of Ideas. On September 12th at 19.00 on the SWOMP.
We have been busy for over a year on the Swomp, and now it is time to look towards the future, and make a plan for how we are going to continue. There are still no clear building plans and their “solution” is to evict the Swomp and put down temporary container class rooms until they manage to bring building plans that the neighbourhood agrees with.
So come along and discuss with us our future here and help us start our anti eviction campaign. All input is welcome.
So, until Saturday 12th September!
before the meeting we will be working in the gardens, cleaning up, and fixing a bit. If you want to come down early and help out, or get to know the people involved. There will be vegan breakfast from midday on.
September 3, 2009 at 11:05 am (excursions)
On Sunday 23rd of April the Transition town de Pijp went to the open day on “de Knotwilg” organic farm in south east Beemster. We were lucky to have very good weather and set off on bikes from Amsterdam.
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August 25, 2009 at 1:02 pm (Workshops/ events)
Sunday August 30th is pedal power day on the Swomp. Green innovations are coming by with some installations that power computers that you can go online and play the wii with pedal power! And much much more
It will be all DIY installations. Don’t miss it.
Spread the word, and come by from noon on.
August 4, 2009 at 5:24 pm (Workshops/ events)
Last friday night the terrain was squated for the Benelux climate camp. Cheak out the website, or better yet get down there!!!
June 8, 2009 at 2:08 pm (The gardens)
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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