Voedselbos Benthuizen

Carbon removal via European Regenerative Agriculture

  Land stored carbon    Photosynthesis
The Netherlands


Status: ONCRA Certified
Verification Number: FNL-L-001
TRL: 9
First issuance of Credits: 2023

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Food Forest Benthuizen

In Benthuizen, near Zoetermeer, we have transformed 1.2-hectare meadow into a food forest. This is a forest full of trees, shrubs, and plants that produce a variety of foods. Besides food production, our food forest also offers ecosystem services such as water retention, increased biodiversity, improving soil health, and carbon storage.

Over the past few years, a lot has been planted, and we plan to continue this work in the coming years. Meanwhile, we are already seeing an increase in biodiversity with more flowers, bees, butterflies, and birds, and the edible harvest is also growing each year with more fruits, herbs, vegetables, nuts, almonds, and more. Gradually, it will evolve into a park-like forest with various harvesting routes and seating areas.

Video made by Lode Guilen

Friends of the food forest

The food forest is not freely accessible. People can visit the food forest once by signing up for a “Pluck & Taste Walk,” or they can become a Friend of the food forest. Friends are welcome throughout the year to visit the food forest; to walk around, harvest, help out, or have a cup of tea on the terrace.

We also seek to form a friendship or partnership with buyers of Carbon credits. The form and content of this partnership can be determined together.

About the Remover:

My name is Liesbeth van Bemmel. In recent years, I have made the transition from senior policy advisor and project manager to professional food forest builder. In the process, I have gained a lot of knowledge and experience in food forestry and all that it entails.

In 2017, I completed a Permaculture Course, followed by an extensive Food Forest Training in 2019. In addition, I especially learned a lot from the practical work of setting up Food Forest Benthuizen. My background and recent experience give me a broad spectrum of expertise that I can use when advising others.

If you would like to know more about me, Liesbeth van Bemmel and Food Forest Benthuizen, listen to this podcast episode from “Food from the Forest”.



More photos:

Instagram: @voedselbosbenthuizen

Remover info:

Store name: Voedselbos Benthuizen

Dijk, Benthuizen

Vendor Information

  • Store Name: Voedsel uit het Bos
  • Vendor: Voedsel uit het Bos
  • Address: Notebomenhof 12
    3582CZ Utrecht Utrecht