Coöperatie Ondergrond

Cooperative Ondergrond is a non-profit cooperative association of social entrepreneurs. We independently realise ecological and social goals, while maintaining the balance between profitable and unprofitable activities. At Ondergrond we initiate, design, realise and maintain food forests and edible green spaces based on food forest principles in and around the city. We also work across different levels to create the social, cultural, financial and spatial conditions for these places to thrive. In the short term by developing models through which food forests can function and be part of the current society and in the long run by organising society more and more according to food forest principles (socially, ecologically, economically). Thus, Ondergrond creates fertile soil in which projects do not stand alone, isolated, but are embedded in the local community and contribute to a sustainable, liveable and inclusive society.