Cityplot is an urban farming collective that supports people in growing their own organic food - on balconies, on windowsills, in gardens, on empty lots, and along the street!
Green, green grass at Garden Tailors Lisboa ( the yellow flowers are Calendula Officinalis)
Starting Spring in my new garden in Amsterdam
Diz a lenda que não se deve ir à floresta apanhar plantas medicinais sem antes pedir licença. E o são-tomense Lourenço Sousa Pontes, de 86 anos, sempre cumpriu à risca este preceito. “Quando nós vamos para o mato buscar planta, a gente tem de pedir”, diz.
Growing your own “baby plant garden” is easy and provides a wealth of concentrated nutrients – something we can all use when the weather turns chilly! Sprouts have been grown by civilizations around the world for more than 5,000 years. Considered super foods today for their dense nutrient content, sprouts are really easy to grow and quite economical; one pound of sprouting seed can generate about five pounds of sprouts! - See more at: http://mountainroseblog.com/guide-sprouting/#sthash.YSuQ9gWj.dpuf
The Hortus Botanicus Amsterdam is one of the oldest botanic gardens in the world. Located in the city centre of the Dutch capital, the garden is a beautiful and intimate place with an unique collection of plants. In the midst of busy city the Hortus offers an oasis of tranquillity, a flowery relief in the urban busyness.
The garden invites you to walk, observe and enjoy. Admire flowers, smell herbs, learn plant names, just relaxed in the sun - or in the shade or take a coffee at the most beautiful terrace of Amsterdam, surrounded by exotic container plants: it is all here.