07/06/2013Posted on: News
Believe it or not, Birke Baehr at the age of eleven had already decided that he no longer wanted to be a famous football player when he grew up, he wanted to be an organic farmer! In the ten-minute video that we'd like to show you, Birke explains, better than many adults could, how important it is to know where our food comes from and how it’s produced.
Birke also gives tips that are incredibly wise but at the same time so simple that they can be followed by children!
05/06/2013Posted on: News
“It' time to grow up and make a better world”. That’s the belief with which we started our adventure at Grow The Planet, and now many others have joined us, growing their own little patch of green – maybe even on their balcony – and sharing the experience. Well we like to think that, in this way, we all contribute to make a better world, in our own small way, starting from that little patch of green.
31/05/2013Posted on: In the green
Sometimes – captivated by the colours and aromas that surround us – we don’t take much notice, but in so-called “sensory” gardens nothing is left to chance and even the shade and the background noise were meticulously planned.
28/05/2013Posted on: Urban gardens
A community garden (also sometimes known as an allotment garden), is a vegetable garden that is communally cultivated by a group of people. It’s difficult to put an exact date on the beginning of the history of community gardens; it’s likely that the world’s first vegetable gardens were communal if we think of how prehistoric communities were organized. In any case the phenomenon of community vegetable gardens, as we know them today, was paradoxically born thanks to industrialization, in the 19th century.
23/05/2013Posted on: News
In the history of bottles 1960 is an important year, it’s the period that saw the commercial boom of plastic bottles, which began to overtake their glass counterparts, many of which were left unsold. David Latimer, a garden enthusiast from Cranleigh, in England, decided to use one of them and grow a small garden inside it. He probably didn’t imagine at the time that those plants would have survived for over fifty years, and from 1972 on without even being watered.