the 12 steps collective

The 12 steps collective facilitates the sharing of practice around Urban & Vertical Farming. The collective is united by a common vision: A healthy and equal global society that consists of empowered people that uphold the principles of ecosystems.

Food is a foundation of our society and has therefore an enormous impact. The collective believes that passionate food producers hold an enormous potential to really and thoroughly change the world. To do this, AMI’s farm lab shares research & practice about high tech food producing ecosystems aka AMI-systems (AMI= Aquaponics, Mushrooms & Insects).

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A brave new world

The 12 steps is a global community of people with the same passion as you: To make this world a happier and healthier place via the mere act of growing food.

There’s the pioneering growers, the aspiring farmers, the the video makers, the event-organisers,…each and everyone one of us wants to learn and has many valuable things to share.

That is what unites us all. Want to get more involved in the Collective? Email:


The video-team

zjef van acker

Zjef Van Acker

a.k.a. Prince Charming
Charms everyone into telling their story

Lou De Buck

Lou De Buck

a.k.a. the almighty Princess of video
The one that gets the work done

Thibault Verougstraete

Thibault Verougstraete

a.k.a. Prince Thiberius
the one that makes all things look pretty