We are a community of nomad farmers, chefs, engineers and artists striving for more autonomy in daily life. We turned 11 shipping containers and two greenhouses into a space to meet, grow, eat and collaborate. We have just one question on our minds...
CAN WE BE OFF-GRID?
Decentralised, autonomous, integrated solutions for the big challenges of our generation and the ones to follow. Get to know our mobile garden and self-sufficient greenhouses!The Kaskantine would like to contribute to a “future proof and resilient city”; More locally produced food and crafts, more nature based solutions, local entrepreneurship and making the neighbourhood more pleasant and richer with own resources.
We are doing this by creating “local capital”, and manage this with neighbourhood organisations, also called: commoning. Commoning concerns for example community garden projects, energy cooperatives, patent free medicines and designs etc.
The Kaskantine asks the municipality of Amsterdam to make it possible to take over the management of land and water on places where it is currently underused, and where the management does currently not contribute to the neighbourhood. This possible win-win situation needs to be formalised in new land and wateruse contracts. Last december the Council agreed to start a research on how to realise our proposed "climate adaptive landlease contract".
Interviews with people involved at Kaskantine III (small movie made by Public Cinema)