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By Andrew Gebhardt

Worldwide, the indelible picture of the Netherlands is the tulip. however the tulip isn't on my own: plants of every kind have lengthy been a key a part of either the Dutch identification and the Dutch economic system, and in Holland Flowering, Andrew Gebhardt deals a blinding travel of Dutch flower tradition, from the earliest days of horticulture to makes an attempt to develop bulbs at the moon.
development his account round the world’s biggest flower public sale, Aalsmeer’s, that's positioned close to Amsterdam, Gebhardt hyperlinks earlier and current, petals and portray, colonial buying and selling and the eu Union. The ensuing e-book is as strange because it is formidable, packed with insights into horticulture, the workings of markets, globalization, aesthetics, and Dutch well known culture.

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As different as this history is from that of the Netherlands’ agriculture and horticulture, there are some parallels worth noting. S. to the comparative weakness of small growers and local cooperatives in the face of the staggering power and wealth of the big companies was to create ‘orderly market cooperatives’. Different agricultural coops would pool resources to do joint marketing campaigns before and after the growing seasons, thereby lengthening the sales period, augmenting profits, increasing their visibility, and gaining some autonomy.

Like many concepts with political cache (globalization is another), the polder model is rooted in both myth and reality. Since this lowland and river delta region regularly floods, inhabitants have long perceived the common threat of deluge, 32  and already in the Middle Ages they set up water boards (waterschappen), local institutions to manage water and land, which they did in a number of ways, including the creation of polders. The argument goes that this response to the lay of the land determined social structures and practices over the centuries, in which small, local democratic councils emerged and gradually evolved into more modern political arrangements.

Uptown, another tulip event honored the controversial former Netherlands parliamentarian, Ayaan Hirsi Ali. Born in Somalia, Ms. Ali obtained political asylum in the Netherlands in 1992 and made a successful career out of criticizing “Islam” as well as immigrants. In front of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, flanked by executives from Holland’s flower bulb sector and Wim Pijbes, director of Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum, Ms. Ali christened a new black tulip, the Ayaan, which she herself helped select, and at the same time, one hundred Ayaan bulbs were commemoratively planted in front of the Rijks.

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