How We Got Started
In 2012, a group of six landscape designers friends organized an exhibition in a dilapidated greenhouse complex at the Koningsweg in Utrecht. The idea: asking attention for the undeveloped land on the outskirts of Utrecht, where fruit and vegetables for the city were grownfor centuries. On this day a pact was concluded between the group of friends and the owner to revitalize the historical agricultural grounds and bring food closer to the city dwellers.
What do we need to change to turn the negative consequences of the current food industry? How can we affect people and their awareness about ‘Good Food’ and the way we eat?
A countermovement against the current food industry is growing. We are seeing more and more local products in our restaurants and shops, urban farmers conquer public spaces in the city and food collectives are being organized.
Koningshof is stimulating this countermovement by organizing different events wich increases food awareness and creates discussions: workshops, koningshof to go, excursions, markets, events, movienights and debates.