Voorraad BRXL Réserve
It’s the latest trend: producing food in the middle of the city. From allotments and urban bees to vertical farming and edible roofs, there’s no lack of initiatives. The reasons vary, but they are all pressing: the enhancement of social cohesion, reducing food miles, education on where food comes from, climate change and the preservation of greenery in cities. At a time when 50% of the world’s population lives in urban areas, we should not underestimate how much this ‘urban agriculture’ can contribute to making the city more livable and sustainable. The aim of Voorraad BRXL Réserve is to demonstrate that urban farming in Brussels is alive and has potential. This project brings together several existing initiatives that will be able to introduce their projects and offer their products for sale during Burning Ice. Each day one of them will introduce himself at 6 pm and offer products to taste. On Saturday afternoon Maarten Roels (Ghent University) will give a guided bus tour of several town gardens and urban farms.