Many of our 2020 camp experiences have been postponed due to the Covid-19 virus. We look forward to continue the gatherings when it is safe to do so. Please check our website or subscribe to our newsletter for the latest updates. We commend the efforts by so many of us to limit the spread of the virus and send deep thanks to the healthcare workers across the globe taking care of those most affected. We see our work of bringing balance back to ecosystems as more important than ever. Our team is busy building our organizational capacity during this time so that we can share the message of regenerative land management even further. We are grateful for your support and look forward to seeing you at camp in the future.

family in roggebotstaete

Enjoy an afternoon at Roggebotstaete estate with friends and family!

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]This meeting already took place on Tuesday July 18, 2017. The blog is still here to inspire people to organise such events themselves. We also made a small movie about it.[/vc_column_text][vc_video link=”” el_width=”80″ align=”center”][vc_column_text]Ecosystem Restoration Camps and Roggebotstaete – an edible landscape estate in Flevopolder, Netherlands – invite you to event to remember on Tuesday July 18, 2017. Family, friends, and children of all ages are welcome! Together, we will learn about ecosystem restoration while having fun outside.

At the Roggebotstaete estate, we will explore how this real life example of edible landscaping can play a role in ecosystem restoration. During the event, we will look at certain areas of the estate, which have poor soil and we will learn about the vulnerable nature of topsoil (an issue even in The Netherlands). We will also have a chance to tour the estate’s property including the food forest, the beautiful kitchen garden, and pigs and sheep in the woods. There will also be a demonstration where we will also show you how to do bee-keeping naturally.

The event starts at 14:00 CET (12:00 GMT) in the Forest Room of Roggebotstaete. There, renowned director, climate change activist, and soil scientist John D. Liu, well known from his Tegenlicht documentary Green Gold, will give a short keynote about ecosystems. He will explore the questions: what are healthy ecosystems and how can we help to restore degraded areas of this planet? We will hold a separate presentation for young or non-English speaking children.

After the introduction, we will follow a newly organised trail through the estate. Drinks will be served and there will be an opportunity to volunteer in the food forest.

At the end of our trail (17.00 CET onward), we will serve delicious pizzas baked fresh in Roggebotstaete’s stone oven. One (alcoholic) beverage is included during dinner and additional drinks can be purchased at the bar (cash only).

There is no entry fee for the event, but we do ask for a contribution to cover the cost of food and drink. We ask that you bring €10 for children under 12 and €15 for adults. Please pay in cash upon arrival.

P.S. We would love the Roggebotstaete estate to become a permanent location where young people from eco-organisations or schools could camp and learn about ecosystem restoration and edible landscaping. If you would like to help us to make it a reality, please reach out to one of the organisers below and we can organize it following summer holidays.

Event organisers:
Marije Mulder
Lennard Duijvestijn en
Marieke Karssen.


Share this post

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin
Share on pinterest
Share on email

Share our Story!

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin
Share on email

Contact us:

Stichting Ecosystem Restoration Foundation /
Ecosystem Restoration Camps 2020

Wechelerweg 37
7431 PD Diepenveen
The Netherlands

Sign up for our newsletter