Open Call 2018: meld je nu aan met jouw schoolklas voor de workshop De Verticale Schooltuin! 

Voor het programma De Verticale Schooltuin zijn wij op zoek naar klassen (1e, 2e, 3e klas van Voortgezet Onderwijs) die het leuk zouden vinden om te leren over duurzame oplossing voor de voedselcrisis in de wereld door een workshop Vertical Farming in A Lab te volgen. 

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Bio Lab

Here in A Lab we are very aware that the coming 20 years or so will have far-reaching consequences for the earth and its inhabitants. As a community, we want to tackle these challenges head-on, using the latest technologies to help us become more sustainable and less wasteful. Community-funded projects such as the A Lab Vertical Farm allow us to utilize our members' skill sets in a way that is both useful to us and interesting to outside observers.



Our largest Bio Lab project to date is the A Lab Vertical Farm


The community funded and run A Lab Vertical Farm explores the way we will grow food in the 21st century. How can new technologies help us build a more sustainable, clean and safe ecosystem around food production and consumption? The crops from this farm will be used by The Coffee Virus. The data collection will add to our future knowledge base. Next to this, the farm will also educate 500 children about the future of food and healthy living. Checkout this informative movie for more info!

Want to become a vertical farmer and volunteer in this amazing project? Email for info and an invitation for the next meeting. We already have an amazing list of people that are helping, but are always looking for more!

About Vertical Farming

Vertical Farming happens in a controlled environment. It involves using LED lighting, water, nutrition and substrate, which are all closely monitored. The benefits of Vertical Farming, as compared to more traditional farming methods, are many:

- crops are grown in a fully controlled environment

- no use of pesticides

- stable crop quality and production

- growth cycles are quick, between 8 and 32 days

- vertical farms are operational all year around

- they provide food in any season

- the carbon food print is heavily reduced

- only requires 1-2% of water compared to traditional farming


For more information on this project or an educational tour with your school, please see this short interview about the project. Alternatively you can email us at, call us on +31 (020) 820 23 63 or come by our office (Lab 006).


Our Supporters


We would like to thank the following people and organizations who made the A Lab Vertical Farm happen.

Big Supporters: OneFarm, BemStudio, ClinkNOORD, OKComply, The Coffee Virus, VATFree, V-Farm, AutoGrow Systems, AMS-Group, Enza Zaden, Thijs Koolmees, Jan van der Meij

Supporters: Stephane Blokhuis, Evelien Kleinjan, Syb ten Cate Hoedemaker, Sebastian Plasschaert, Alexander van der Wyck, Mary Vos, Hielke Booijink, Anne van der Meij, Valkenberg & Janssen, MI8 Marketing Cloud, Sendsteps, Bliksems

Subsidy: The A Lab Vertical Farm educative program for school children is made possible by the City of Amsterdam and subsidized by Maak je Stad.



Open Call 2018: doe mee samen met jouw schoolklas mee aan een Vertical Farm workshop!

Voor het programma De Verticale Schooltuin zijn wij op zoek naar klassen (1e, 2e, 3e klas van Voortgezet Onderwijs) die het leuk zouden vinden om een workshop Vertical Farming te volgen. Samen met jou willen wij aan 500 leerlingen in een leuke, interactieve workshop onze kennis delen over de voedselproblematiek en hoe een verticale (school)tuin een duurzame oplossing kan bieden. Wij zullen samen met jullie een datum kiezen waarop jouw klas langs kan komen bij het A Lab Vertical Farm. De wo​rkshop is bedoeld voor groepen 1, 2 en 3 VO met de volgende vakken: aardrijkskunde, mens & maatschappij, biologie/ duurzaamheid/economie, burgerschap en mediawijsheid​.​

Wil jij met jouw klas meedoen aan het educatieve programma over duurzaamheid, voedsel en het grootste vraagstuk van de 21e eeuw?

Meld je dan nu aan via dit formulier!     




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The Coffee Virus

16:00 - 16:30

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23 Feb

The Coffee Virus

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