Groot Eiland

Visit the urban field of Groot Eiland

This activity is only available in NL-FR.

Experience the power of local cultivation and let the taste of freshness surprise you.

Groot Eiland proudly presents the abundance of urban nature at the city field L’abattoir, located on the roof of the historic abattoirs. The fields symbolize innovation, with the application of the SPIN farming method (Small Plot Intensive Farming) for the cultivation of ‘high value crops’. These crops promise a maximum yield per square meter. Imagine a salad mix, as vibrant as the city, slipping through your fingers, or taste the freshness of arugula, spinach and baby vegetables straight from the field. Colorful cherry tomatoes, edible flowers, aromatic herbs and crispy spring onions await to be admired.

‘Added value crops’ enrich the range with juicy zucchinis, crunchy beans, peas, creamy eggplants, spicy peppers and sweet melons, bringing the colors of summer to your plate. A visit reveals how the future of urban agriculture is taking shape!

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Visit BIGH, the Brussels aquaponics farm

This activity is only available in NL-FR

Visit BIGH’s aquaponics farm! BIGH (Building Integrated Greenhouses) is building a network of aquaponic urban farms in major cities. Aquaponics is a method of growing food where aquaculture (raising water animals like snails, fish and shellfish) is combined with hydroponics (growing plants in water) in a way that both cultures mutually support each other.

More and more people are living in urban areas and the need for fresh and safe food is increasing every day. Intensive, integrated urban farming systems offer an opportunity to partially meet this need in a sustainable and effective way.

This aquaponic farm consists of a covered production space of 2,000 m² and an outdoor vegetable garden of 2,000 m², all in the heart of Brussels, on the famous site of the Abattoirs d’Anderlecht. BIGH has developed an ultra-modern aquaponics system where fish, fruit, vegetables and herbs grow in a zero-waste closed circuit.

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