Around 3 to 4 times a year, contributors to the EatThis. network meet each other, both digitally and physically. EatThis. contributors support the activities and events of the platform financially (annual contribution), but more importantly by sharing knowledge, experiences and bringing forward input and new ideas that are in line with the platform’s vision: let growers and agricultural specialists team up with designers, economists, politicians, and creative thinkers to come up with new ideas for the future of food.
Unconference February 1, 2023
An Unconference is a participant-driven meeting (which this time took place at Koppert Cress in Monster, Westland), without predefined topics. The goal is to connect, inspire and create ideas.
To kick off 2023, the first Unconference of the year was organized at Koppert Cress in Westland, the Netherlands. Central to this event were the EatThis. In Residencies: intensive, tailor made programs put together for experts and professionals who would like to explore the world of horticulture.
In the afternoon contributors met with all the horticulture ‘residents’, Clemens Driessen, Kadir van Lohuizen, Hanno Pijl and Benito Maij, who shared their stories and experiences they had during their ‘In Residency’ in horticulture, organized by EatThis. in 2022. Comedian and writer Dolf Jansen and anthropologist Jitske Kramer just had started their In Residency program that day and shared their observations with the audience as well.
To strive to connect horticulture more and better with society is EatThis.’s ultimate goal. By bringing together the residents, the outsiders and the EatThis. contributors was another step towards that goal.
Clemens Driessen, Kadir van Lohuizen, Hanno Pijl and Benito Maij also pitched their ideas on how to follow up their visit to the horticultural sector. Contributors were divided in smaller groups to discuss various plans and ideas. Later on these ideas were presented to all and everybody sat down for an excellent dinner at Koppert Cress.
EatThis. will keep in touch with all ‘residents in horticulture’ and stimulate, guide and if possible facilitate follow up initiatives or projects. Keep an eye on our website and social media channels to stay up to date or subscribe to our newsletter.