Fieldwork Station for the Weedgrocer

De Onkruidenier (The Weedgrocer) explores the use of urban vegetation in daily life. For The Weedgrocer, weeds don't exist: many 'unwanted' plants such as nettles, ramsons or goose grass are valuable edible herbs.

Overtreders W designed a mobile fieldwork station for The Weedgrocer, consisting of a field kitchen, a drying cabinet, a harvesting bench and two workbenches. All pieces of furniture are designed as hand carts. The field kitchen and the drying cabinet put together form a small shed in which The Weedgrocer can work sheltered from wind, sun and rain. The fieldwork station is made of Dutch common weeds: wood from the douglas fir, withies from the white willow and linen cloth impregnated with linseed oil made of flax.

The fieldwork station was launched during Ball!, the big summer exhibition of 2016 in former royal palace Paleis Soestdijk and has been travelling with The Weedgrocer on his expeditions throughout The Netherlands ever since.

made possible with financial support from Creative Industries Fund NL
year of realisation: 2016
realisation: Gunnar Bech, Overtreders W
photography: Overtreders W (fieldwork station), Frouwkje Smit (workshop)