Buurtbak launch

On Wednesday, May 25th a new project I’ve worked on will be launched: the Buurtbak! It’s a wormcompostbin in which neighbours of the IJplein garden can bring their green waste and transform it into valuable compost.

The Buurtbak has been co-designed by Ireen Laarakker and Studio Claire Hornn. Amsterdam’s district of Noord is founding this first pilot and that’s a great collaboration. The Buurtbak is a big bin made of KLP and wood. The outside of the bin will be covered by plants. Pictures will follow after the launch!

Do you live near IJplein in Amsterdam? And do you want to compost your food waste in the Buurtbak? You can register by sending an email at info@compostgilde.nl. You’ll get your own Buurtbak key during the event. The Buurtbak will finally be used by 10 to 15 households who’ll share the compost!

Want to attend the Buurtbak’s launch? You can even get a free worm composting workshop given by Ireen prior to the launch. Here’s all info you need to know:

2.00 pm  Free workshop to learn everything about worm composting.
4.00 pm 
 Official launch by Saskia Groenewoud, Member Executive Committee district of Noord will hand over the keys of the Buurtbak to the Buurtbak’s participants.
Where? Voedseltuin IJplein, Noordwal 1, 1021PX Amsterdam. Very close to the IJplein pont.