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Food

Ortoloco - Zurich



Food is listed as the fifth NetHood's area of activity although there is not yet any concrete project or contribution by NetHood itself in this area. The reason is that we consider as a core activity of the life in common that we envisage and we are actively pursuing ways to include this dimension as well in our research and action.

At this stage, in the context of our new project, L200, we are in close contact and explore the work of various groups in Zurich, Transition Zurich, a network of initiatives working on sustainable lifestyle, Boimig, an organization trying build experiences of healthy food culture through events, dialogues, and farming activities, and Grassrooted, an organization trying to reduce the food waste of big supermarket chains from local farmers.

The photo above is from another very interesting project, Ortoloco, which experiments with an advanced model for community-supported agriculture in which the members of the cooperative are required to work on their farm 10 times per year to be able to receive the weekly basket of seasonal vegetables. The "Spaten Brigade", the Spades brigade, takes place every year at the beginning of the season. All the members of the cooperative go to their farm to prepare the soil for the season while listening to live music and taking breaks for socialization.

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L200: http://langstrasse200.ch