Balcony forest in Borneo Indonesia
Balkonbar invests in a reforestation project on Borneo, Indonesia. Large-scale logging is currently taking place on Borneo as a result of the construction of palm oil plantations. Together with the local Dayaks we contribute to the creation of employment by means of "Agroforestry". If you want to know more about this project, please contact us!
Agroforestry is a collective term for agricultural systems in which woody crops are deliberately mixed with cattle breeding, arable farming or vegetable cultivation. Agroforestry can be seen as a form of nature-inclusive agriculture which, as a sustainable and regenerative production system, makes an important contribution to making agriculture more sustainable (Wageningen University & Research, 2018).
Save the bee!
In cooperation with Sprinklr (https://www.sprinklr.co/) we have ensured that as much organically grown green as possible is placed on the balconies. Insects such as bees and butterflies play the leading role in the cycle of life; they process organic material and thus ensure a healthy soil, so that plants and trees can grow optimally. However, these animals do not always have an easy time of it because of the many pesticides that are still used today. By buying a set of organically grown plants, you are investing in an important source of food and shelter for insects in the city.
Founders at work
Balkonbar, a crazy and sustainable idea by Arjen and Daan! Besides that they both love for their own company Balkonbar, Arjen is involved as landscape architect in the energy transition as part of the climate agreement to make the Netherlands CO2 neutral and also a board member at Africa Wood Grow (www.africawoodgrow.com/), a foundation working on the greening of Africa. Daan has recently started working in Ethiopia with the setting up of a yoghurt factory and with the aim of creating employment for the local population.