Amateur gardeners engage in soil cultivation in many ways throughout the year. Sowing, raising, harvesting and processing. Each gardener has his or her own vision on gardening. While one may largely grow vegetables, another mainly has an ornamental garden. For soil cultivation, it is important to create the best possible result. Here, environmental awareness is important and many associations have therefore banned chemical-synthetic crop protection agents.
The canteen plays an important role within associations. People gather there for activities or to have coffee, and stories and questions are exchanged. What is the best way to grow kale? Over coffee, ten different answers come to this question. The social character of the canteen makes people feel important, loneliness is combated and people look after each other. Mutual involvement is huge. On general working days, people work together on the general maintenance of the complex. Unnoticed, gardeners are doing healthy things on several levels: they grow healthy vegetables (without using pesticides), but they also get a large dose of healthy exercise and completely relax when tending to their gardens.