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Allotments

The Site accommodates 160 - 4m² - mini allotments. Containers made of old kerb stones have been built up on the old factory floor. Residents are entitled to use maximum 16m². A 4m² plot can be rented for 150 tower credits per annum. This also includes the use of shared tools, access to water and ten training sessions provided by vzw Velt.

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bmx-track

The Site also includes a BMX track for the sporty amongst you.
Would you like to power across it like a pro or just try it out quietly?

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Urban horticulture plots

Our plots are used to grow both vegetables and a wide range of herbs. Vegetables are sent to the Social Supermarket, the Toreke eatery and residents of the neighbourhood. This enables us to work on the basis of the ‘short chain' principle, i.e. to grow and consume vegetables in our neighbourhood without generating transport pollution or having to rely on energy guzzling refrigerators. Moreover, we are able to deliver really fresh vegetables, straight from the field. Half an hour after being harvested they can be on your plate in the Toreke eatery or on sale at the Social Supermarket for you to take home. Our horticulture plot also accommodates a small greenhouse for plants that prefer a slightly warmer climate such as tomatoes, peppers, aubergines, etc. All our vegetables are grown organically, i.e. without pesticides or insecticides – but with far better alternatives!

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Meeting container

Our meeting container has been assembled on the old concrete base of the former Alcatel factory. Whenever we are on site there is a good chance of a cup of coffee being available. The container acts as a focal point for both volunteers and visitors. We also like to make this space available to the neighbourhood for birthday parties, meetings, get-togethers, etc.

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playing field

The Site has to be a facility for adults but also for children, which is why there is a playing field, huge sandpit, swings and a playing tower for the benefit of little ones. Children have the opportunity to build dens, climb, play and generally mess about. Our material container offers a wide range of toys and play material.

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Football field

STVV isn’t the only club with a superb Astroturf football field! The Site also gives you the opportunity to play on its fantastic Astroturf pitch.
If you cannot commit to joining a team why not visit the Site on Wednesday afternoons between 14.00 and 16.00 hrs to attend football training sessions run by experts.
If you are already a member of a team and you would like a game against one of our teams, then please get it touch!

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urban farmstead

Our 30 chickens not only inject plenty of life into The Site. They also provide many fresh eggs that soon find their way to our volunteers and the Social Supermarket. The chickens live side by side with a number of cute little rabbits.
On Wednesday afternoons children are given the opportunity to mingle with the animals (upon request).

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beehives

The Site has been the proud owner of its own beehives since 2012. The bees are another source of activity at the Site. A few volunteers from the neighbourhood manage and maintain the hives and, providing everything runs according to plan, we will soon have our very own 'Rabot honey'.
Our horticulture plot is edged with a flower meadow for the benefit of these wonderful creatures. We used a flower seed mix that can be obtained free of charge from the province of East-Flanders authority.

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greenhouse

This unique greenhouse on top of our materials container is the ideal place to bring on small plants. This year it will mainly be used to grow our herbs.

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