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Sie sind bewegungseingeschränkt und glauben, ganz auf gärtnerische Leidenschaften verzichten zu müssen? Manchmal ändert die Wahl der Gartenform alles.
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Gärtnerisches Vergnügen hat einen hohen Freizeit- und oft auch einen Zierund praktischen Nutzwert, wenn man das Gesäte und Gepflegte selbst ernten kann. Ein Garten bietet nicht zuletzt die Möglichkeit für angemessene Aktivität, Bewegung und Begegnung in schöner Umgebung. Allen Gartenliebhabern wollen wir hier und in den kommenden mobil-Ausgaben Anregungen, Tipps und Hilfen geben, wie sie einem Gartenhobby nachgehen können, auch wenn die Kräfte nachlassen und die Arbeit nicht mehr so leicht bewältigt werden kann oder eine rheumatische Krankheit veränderte Bedingungen schafft.
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Urban allotments, gardens in the peripheries, reconcile man with the nature.
HORTIS project wanted to contribute to fight social exclusion, and to promote lifelong learning among adults through community and urban gardening.
The project main objectives have been:
1) To train a new generation of trainers on community gardening able to set up and run community gardens, attracting and engaging the local community.
September 30, 2015 Comments Off on Europe: Horticulture in Towns for Inclusion and Socialisation
It’s really interesting to think about how forest systems work and how urban societies can learn from them
By Lucy Lovell
September 21, 2015
After previewing at the Manchester Food and Drink Festival this month, the farm will take a permanent home in the city centre and supply local restaurants with organic shiitake mushrooms, going from farm to fork within 24 hours.
Waste from the farm is being used as a nutrient for a forest garden in the Blackfriars area of Salford, just north of Manchester. The garden is a managed forest ecosystem informed by Walsh’s years of studying forest systems in Africa.
September 27, 2015 Comments Off on Manchester’s first inner city mushroom farm
Spain: Thesis shows 8% of Zona Franca district could supply 10% of the Barcelona population with tomatoes
Shopping centres showed greater potential in the short term (over 50% currently useable) than industrial zones (8%) as their robust architecture is more suitable for installing greenhouses. Nevertheless, industrial rooftops are much bigger and could be used on a large scale in the long term.
“Sustainability assessment of urban rooftop farming using an interdisciplinary approach” by ICTA (Institute for Environmental Science and Technology) researcher Esther Sanyé-Mengual
UAB Newsroom 2015
Just like in conventional agriculture it is the structure of the greenhouse itself that generates the greatest economic and environmental impact. Tomato production, however, has less environmental impact than conventional greenhouses not only on completing production but also on reaching the consumer. Regarding financial costs, although tomato production is 21% more expensive if done on rooftops, if the whole conventional supply chain is taken into account (packaging, transport, etc.) it turns out to be 21% cheaper.
September 19, 2015 Comments Off on Spain: Thesis shows 8% of Zona Franca district could supply 10% of the Barcelona population with tomatoes
As a crucial part of that, René Redzepi wants to transform this decrepit patch of land into a state-of-the-art urban farm, with Noma at its center.
By Jeff Gordiniersept
New York Times
Sept 14, 2015
“It makes sense to do it here,” he said, despite visual evidence to the contrary. “It makes sense to have your own farm, as a restaurant of this caliber.” His plans are nothing if not ambitious. He will put a greenhouse on the roof. He will dig out the dank old asphalt lot and truck in fresh soil. He wants part of the farm to float.
“We’ll build a raft and we’ll put a huge field on the raft,” he said. “We need a full-time farmer with a team.”
September 15, 2015 Comments Off on World’s Most Influential Restaurant in Copenhagen to Reopen as Urban Farm
UK Green Party leader Natalie Bennett visits site and supports the project
Sept 3, 2015
Oxford City Farm, off Cornwallis Road in Cowley, is being built for those living in the city who may have never seen a working farm, or have learned where food comes from.
The farm’s steering group plans to turn the once-derelict site into an innovative community space, and is submitting a planning application to Oxford City Council this week.
September 13, 2015 Comments Off on Educational farm in Oxford, UK about to open
With the UN climate conference putting Paris in the eco-spotlight this year, the impending closure of R-Urban, a project at the forefront of urban sustainability, seems curious – not least in its timing
By Justinien Tribillon
Sept 11, 2015
With the climate conference putting Paris in the global spotlight from 30 November, the decision by the City of Colombes to abandon one of Europe’s most ambitious urban sustainability schemes seems almost comical in its timing.
The city council argues that the replacement car park is essential to serve the regeneration of the area – but Benoît, a long-term resident of Colombes who joined R-Urban in the project’s early days, points at all the spaces around the Agrocité that sit idle, ready to host the car park.
September 11, 2015 Comments Off on Why is a Paris suburb scrapping an urban farm to build a car park?
By DW (English)
Published on Aug 12, 2015
The world’s population is growing faster than expected. That makes the problem of food supplies more urgent than ever. One approach is to use urban spaces for farming. In the middle of Berlin, young entrepreneurs are growing organic vegetables.
August 20, 2015 Comments Off on Urban Agriculture: Food grown in the city – made in Germany
View from above, a view to the future
By Tom Voorma
Projectleider Stadslandbouw – Gemeente Den Haag
DSB | afd. Archeologie, Natuur- en Milieueducatie
Postbus 12 610 | 2500 DK Den Haag |
Bezoekadres Spui 70 of Van Kinsbergenstraat 85
The Hague, The Netherlands
If you take a look around on the web, you’ll notice that pigs still don’t fly but there ARE things growing in the sky!
Tomatoes, lettuce, eggplants, beans and potatoes and more, and it is not just that one weird artists experiment somewhere, on a forgotten roof, and it is also not just Chicago, Boston and Hong Kong. This phenomenon is spreading like nature is used to. And now we’ve even got it where we are now, The Hague, city of Peace & Justice in The Netherlands.
Elementary school Bird of Paradise built a glasshouse on the roof of their gym. After having had fun flexing and strengthening their bodies and minds, students can go upstairs and learn where their food comes from and how to feed their body in a healthy manner.
August 11, 2015 Comments Off on Vertical Urban Farming in The Hague, Netherlands
A farm isn’t a farm without animals, and at Vauxhall City Farm they have plenty.
By Kate Gould
Surrey Docks Farm is a working city farm occupying a 2.2 acre site on the Thames Path in Rotherhithe. It is open seven days a week and is free to get in.
Animals reared on the farm include a herd of goats, sheep, cattle, pigs, ducks, geese, chickens, turkeys, bees and donkeys.
August 7, 2015 Comments Off on Farm Animals at City Farms in London, England
With life in the city offering little security, applications to farm schools are up as the country suddenly becomes a good place to be.
By Emma Murphy
Itv News Correspondent
July 28, 2015
Katerina Lissoudi spent the last 20 years working as an accountant in Thessaloniki, Greece’s second city. She never expected to live a country life like her farmer husband but when she was made redundant it was to the land she turned. Now she’s making cherry and pepper sauces from her mother-in-law’s recipes and her husband’s produce.
The company that I worked for closed and I had to decide if I was going to stay in home and do the house cleaning or to do something else,” she told me.
August 3, 2015 Comments Off on Greeks swap the city for the country to seek prosperity and security
The Topager company, specialized in urban vegetable gardens
Gardener and founder of the Topager company, specializes in urban vegetable gardens, Nicolas Bel, poses on May 18, 2015 on the rooftop of the Ferrandi School of Culinary Arts in Paris. Bel set up the first vegetable garden in Paris, on the rooftop of the AgroParis Tech university. When chefs in Paris need a perfect tomato, or a super-fresh herb, all some need to do is pop up to the kitchen gardens on the roofs of their restaurants.
July 12, 2015 Comments Off on Paris gardener sets up vegetable garden on the rooftop of the AgroParis Tech university.
The Mayor Boris Johnson said: “This is a fine example of the dynamic startups that are helping London lead the world in green business innovation. I want even more entrepreneurs to help create these brilliant concepts that are delivering thousands of jobs and boosting London’s green economy to almost £30 billion a year.
By Sarah Knapton, Science Editor
29 Jun 2015
Phase one crops include pea shoots, several varieties of radish, mustard, coriander, Red Amaranth, celery, parsley and rocket.
“Our first shoots will be delivered to the surface in the next few weeks”, said co-founder Richard Ballard. “After eighteen months of research, development, growing trials – and tribulations – we’re about to start supplying into the market.”
July 8, 2015 Comments Off on London’s first underground farm opens in WW2 air raid shelter
Housing 150 plant varieties and a fully organic, chemical-free soilless cultivation system made from 5,400 square feet of hemp and wool panels that recycles its entire water usage.
June 17, 2015
In Paris, Galeries Lafayette is taking up the challenge to make the city a more bio-diverse and eco-friendly place with a new urban farming initiative. The famous department store has teamed up with the French Association of Soilless Cultivation to create a hanging fruit and vegetable garden, which is the first instalment in an ongoing citywide project aiming to not only inspire city dwellers to ‘grow their own,’ but also to develop a new economic activity for the capital.
June 30, 2015 Comments Off on Famous Paris Department Store, Boulevard Haussmann, has Rooftop Food Garden
Norway’s capital is creating a route filled with flowers and ‘green roofs’ to protect endangered pollinators essential to food production
via The Guardian
25 June 2015
From flower-emblazoned cemeteries to rooftop gardens and balconies, Norway’s capital Oslo is creating a “bee highway” to protect endangered pollinators essential to food production.
“We are constantly reshaping our environment to meet our needs, forgetting that other species also live in it,” Agnes Lyche Melvaer, head of the Bybi, an environmental group supporting urban bees, which is leading the project.
“To correct that we need to return places to them to live and feed,” she explained, sitting on a bench in a lush city centre square bursting with early Nordic summer growth.
June 27, 2015 Comments Off on Oslo creates world’s first ‘highway’ to protect endangered bees