Journal of work in Proeftuin Meerhoven in 2020

Posted on wo 24 maart 2021 in blog • Tagged with survey, practical, season: spring, season: summer, season: fall, season: winter

Since Sunday 2017-07-30 I have been involved with gardening at the Proeftuin Meerhoven in Eindhoven, The Netherlands. This is a community garden maintained by volunteers in the neighborhood adjoining ours. We use the space with approval from the local council. In addition to helping with gardening, I learned a lot …

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Using wasted heat

Posted on ma 04 maart 2019 in blog • Tagged with permaculture, attitudinal principles, experiment, season: fall, season: winter, season: spring

When making bread, the recommendation is to place the dough in a warm spot to rise for about one hour. Since we hardly heat the house in winter (the thermostat is set at 12°C; the living room is a bit warmer still) this proved a bit of a challenge …

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PASTE survey allotment garden (2018)

Posted on ma 31 december 2018 in surveys • Tagged with permaculture, survey, PASTE, garden design, Eindhoven, season: fall

Starting from 2018-09-01, Ina and I have rented an allotment at an association nearby. This survey lists the different species discovered.


  • Alium ? (onion family / uienfamilie)
  • Amaranthus blitum (purple amaranth / Kleine Majer)
    • leafs edible like spinach
  • Brassica juncea ssp. Juncea (Chinese mustard/ amsoi)
    • cultivar King Mustard
    • cultivar Red Giant
    • cultivar …

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