Ketter&Co strives towards involving and engaging gardeners, users and policymakers in order to create more horizontal forms of management, and in this way to increase the quality of the parks of Amsterdam. This is done through research on the usage of and care for the parks, the colors, smells, materials, flora and fauna, activities, languages, garbage, ways of communicating and parties in the park.
The coming months, Tuinbazen will come into focus in, amongst others, the following activities
- Maintenance Calendar Amstelpark
A monthly calendar of maintenance activities that are executed in the Amstelpark. This calendar will be applied on the ground close to the entrance of the park using chalk and includes references to specific locations in the park to make the maintenance activities visible for the users of the park.
- Flowers for the Mayor
Each month, a bouquet of flowers growing in the Amstelpark and other parks of Amsterdam will be sent to Femke Halsema, mayor of Amsterdam.
- Waste Guirlands
Ketter&Co invited visitors and locals to pick up the trash that is being left behind in the park during their strolls. This waste was made into guirlands, who are on show next to the Rietveldhuis.
- Cutting the Roses
During three sessions, visitors got a chance to cut the roses in the Amstelpark with the Tuinbazen! The Tuinbazen gave the volunteers the right directions, which allowed them to make the roses shine again. Many volunteers, including a high school class, were eager to help the Tuinbazen.
- The Tuinbazen Activity Lorry
The Tuinbazen lorry is filled with activities and placed next to the Glazen Huis! Make sure to come by on a sunny afternoon to play Tuinbazen memory games or get creative in other ways! The Tuinbazen Lorry was also part of the We Make The City Festival. People from all over Amsterdam visited the Amstelpark and took part in special activities.
- Cutting the Rhododendrons
As a part of the We Make The City Festival, volunteers were invited to cut the rhododendrons and get to know a little more about these plants in a fun way.
- Cleaning Festival
More information coming soon!
- Collecting Cigarets Campaign
Cigaret buds are not wanted in the Amstelpark! More information 0n this campaign is coming soon.
- Night Tours
See the Amstelpark in a different perspective by going in at night!
- Broom Dialogues
Multiple dialogues with Tuinbazen, policymakers, locals, visitors of the Amstelpark, academics, artists and others who have a perspective on the questions a park raises, will be held. The dialogues will take place according to the Socrates method, made by philosopher Humbert Schwab.
- Amstelpark Podcast
This podcast allows you to stay up to date with everything that is taking place in the Amstelpark.
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