How we give nature space
We give nature space as our greenhouses need as little space as possible to grow as much food as possible. Land is scarce. We therefore make the most of every hectare. Our growers use the most innovative cultivation methods and strive to achieve maximum yield per square metre.
In addition, we grow our products without putting strain on the soil or the surface water. This prevents our cultivation practices from impacting nature.
We give nature the space it needs, because our greenhouses need as little space as possible to grow as much food as possible. Currently, there are 4,000 hectares of vegetables grown under glass in the Netherlands (less than half the surface area of the city of Utrecht). During the Dutch season, we produce enough vegetables to satisfy the needs of north-western Europe. If we wanted to achieve such high yields of salads in the open air, without greenhouses, we would need fourteen times the amount of land. And if we were to grow everything in our allotments, we would need an allotment the size of the Province of Utrecht (or 148,500 hectares) – at least! By giving nature the space to grow, our greenhouse horticulture provides room for biodiversity.