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Trip to the Texel Salt Water Farms
25 September 2021 @ 11:00 - 13:00 CEST
Conventional agriculture systems use immense amounts of fresh water. Though as more and more regions experience critical water stresses, we must start leaning into viable alternatives. WADZILT, a salt water farm based in Texel, one of the famous Dutch Wadden Islands, is doing just that.
We will dive into salt water agriculture with an expert presentation, enjoy a freshly prepared salt water farm lunch, and tour the cultivation zones.
WADZILT specializes in the development and processing of organic salty products such as seaweed and “salty vegetables”. They do this in collaboration with Waddenwier and the Salt Farm Foundation, who contribute to increased food security worldwide with their research.
Together, they have developed methods to cultivate salt tolerant crops on salt-affected farmland, something that had always seemed impossible. In addition to (re)using degraded lands to produce food, they also use brackish water instead of fresh water to grow crops. Prioritizing sustainable and environmentally friendly cultivation methods, WADZILT offers a model for agriculture of the future.
Complete logistics planning and practicalities to be communicated in advance.
*** This event will require light physical activity and take place rain or shine. You will need a bicycle once on the island, so you can bring your own or rent one after getting off the ferry. Weather this time of year can be volatile, so it is advised to come prepared for wind and wetness. Transportation costs to and from Texel are not included in the ticket price. All funds from this event are paid directly to WADZILT. ***
After the event
Many of the Net Impact Amsterdam team members will stick around after the event to explore the island, have dinner, and perhaps spend the night at a hotel. Everyone is welcome to join for after events if the weather permits. Otherwise, there is a ferry back to Den Helder every half hour.
Member gatherings in the age of COVID
To continue networking events while social distancing, we introduced the ‘Impact From Home’ virtual interview series. Every other Friday at noon, we invite different local impact thought leaders for a guided conversation with small groups of our members. Watch our favorites sessions from the year here