THE YIMBY Yes-In-My-Back-Yard EXPERIENCE! is a bottom-up movement aiming at small scale food growing in cities. THE YIMBY EXPERIENCE! started in 2013 in the city of Arnhem in the Netherlands. The YIMBY EXPERIENCE! is expanding with the support of the city of Arnhem and local sponsors.
Eight years of THE YIMBY EXPERIENCE! shows the empowerment of citizens.: Citizens who started with a small food platform have grown to larger urban food growers. Citizens are more aware of the relation between season and growing and adapt their buying of seasonal food in the supermarket. Citizens gained green growing knowledge and have more green connections in their neighbourhood.
In de Corona tijd is de belangstelling toegenomen voor lokaal voedsel produceren, lokaal voedsel verwerken en lokaal voedsel consumeren. Naar het voorbeeld in Amsterdam ( stadsboeren.org ) is nu de tijd rijp voor een Biologische Stadsboeren Coöperatie Arnhem Groen in de stad Arnhem.
You are dreaming of growing your own food in the city. Fresh, healthy food from your local food garden. After a short investigation you add yourself to a waiting list for a local food garden. After ten years of dreaming you get a whatsapp from the local food garden organization. With the guestion of you are still interested in a local food garden.
The Dutch Vegan Protein Cooperation "Lekker Lupine" wins de Rabo Food Forward 2019. De Rabo Food Forward is an innovation track in food, supported by the Rabobank. The jury praises the winner for the diversity of the track team and the focus at innovation. The track team consist of Andre Jurrius (food grower), Zéger Nieuweboer (urban grower), Thomas Poels (student food), Marieke Laméris (Proeflab Wageningen) en Machiel Kommers (Ministry of Agriculture & Food) . The new born cooperation dedicates 10% of their return to innovation, in participation with startups and Wageningen University. The 4 months food forward track is based upon the change method Theory U of Otto Scharmer. The Rabo Food Forward initiative will be deployed to all 14 kringen of the Rabobank, including the Amsterdam metropol.