1995

Aim:To integrate land-use functions and city policy objectives.

Preliminary: City land at the eastern urban fringe of the city of Delft -the Upper Bieslandse Polder- was leased to six farmers, none of whom could make a full living from it. Since 1995 one of the farmers, Jan Duijndam, who already owned 50 acres of land nearby, took up the idea to convert to organic farming. He found a partner in the Delft Initiatves for Nature group. In 1997 they laid down a plan for organic farming at the Upper Bieslandse Polder. Two goals were aimed for: First the take-over of the tenacy rights of the other 5 farmers, so that Duijndam could expand his organic farm , and second nature...