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The real dirt on
Farmer Wim’s clogs

October 29, 2009

Farmer Bijma in Amsterdam Osdorp uses special stamping clogs to tamp the earth in his rucola/rocket patch. Debra Solomon,
Guess you could nail a shingle to any old shoe…

On a recent trip to the border between rural and urban Amsterdam I got a look-see into the tamping-technique of Farmer Wim Bijma. He produces organic leafy greens that you can order online and pick up on site. Despite it’s reputation, it’s a beautiful bike ride out to Osdorp. If you enjoy experiencing the contrast between a densely built city, and 900 year old farmland, the ride will be entirely your cup of tea.

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  1. Happy Festivus …!!! and Chanuk-a-ha too…!

    Comment by jeff Pool — December 24, 2009 @ 20:43

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