20 Tours in July

#knowledge platform #international delegations

Demokwekerij welcomed several delegations for a tour in June. People from different perspectives, backgrounds and countries listened with interest to the various studies and demonstration projects at Demokwekerij. Knowledge transfer and interaction with delegations from China, Korea, France, Georgia, Thailand, Taiwan and The Netherlands.

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Building update Demokwekerij 2.0

A short update about the new to build Demokwekerij Westland building. throughout the last period we have been really busy with arranging the building contracts for the demonstration building. At the moment we are in the last phase and we know now exactly where we can build and under which conditions. Now we are getting to the phase where we will invite various parties to give some input in the new building.

The line of expectations is that we can put the piles into the ground after the summer. And then after a year of building we will be operational at the start of the new school season in 2017.
Will be continued…

Peet van Adrichem- Director Demokwekerij Westland


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‘Relation of Demokwekerij Westland’

Each month we have a rubric in our newsletter: ‘Relation of Demokwekerij Westland’. In the rubric we ask clients, relations, visitors and/or users of Demokwekerij Westland for their opinion and movements to work together with Demokwekerij Westland. This month we do it a little different; one of the employees of Demokwekerij Westland will answer our questions.

This month; Ary de Jong, cultivation manager at Demokwekerij Westland

Can you give a short description of your tasks at Demokwekerij Westland: At Demokwekerij I am responsible for all the crops we have in our cultivation departments. I am responsible for the employees who work here, and for the research. I am in contact with the responsible growers or researchers for the cultivation and crop protection research. Thereby I think about the new innovative ideas of the Demokwekerij, like LED, crop protection and cultivation on water.Ary

What do you think about the role of Demokwekerij Westland concerning the newest developments in the Dutch horticulture sector?
Demokwekerij Westland stands for innovation, which made the horticulture sector big. Through the top sector-policy the innovation processes has changes, but Demokwekerij have picked this up, and thinks together with the growers about new developments and innovations.

How do you see the developments with the new to build Demokwekerij building?
In the new building everything that has something to do with horticulture will be closer together. Research, business life(our participants) and education will be all in one building. This is unique but definitely needed for the (international) future of the horticulture sector. So in this new building we can get young people interested and educate them for this beautiful and innovative sector on the areas of cultivation and techniques.

Have you got a nice anecdote/ funny occurrence?
One of our biggest innovations goes into practice real soon, this is for our team a crown at our work. We will tell you soon more about this.


Looking back on the drink with the participants

Platform, networking, sharing knowledge, connecting

Demokwekerij organised last June 3rd, in the context of knowledge sharing and knowledge exchange, a popular drink for the participants. This edition has as theme ‘Frestheq and Demokwekerij Westland International‘. We are looking back on a successful drink!

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