Tag Archives: urban gardens
Urban forests: planting more trees in the city to grow health, security and wealth
Public parks and urban green areas a valid obstacle for the air pollution and they can improve the quality of our life. Planting more urban forests is a simple way not only to improve the health of a city’s people, but to make them wealthier too. This is the topic discussed during the World Forum […]Continue reading
Botanic gardens in Italy: let’s find the best ones!
Milan: as busy as the city itself It was 1774, at the peak of the Enlightenment, when Empress Mary Therese commissioned the Botanic Garden of Milan on the grounds once owned by the Jesuit Company. The aim of the garden was to produce medicinal herbs for the Spezieria di Brera, the local pharmacy. Hidden behind […]Continue reading
How it happened I found myself watering zucchini instead of answering mails of angry clients!
Never thought of playing a part in “Hamlet” and go back home mumbling the immortal line “to be or not to be” while holding a tomato in your hand? Well, it could happen sooner or later at “Teatro Franco Parenti”. Why? Have all actors gone vegetarian, are they supporting organic food? It could be but […]Continue reading
How Nature can change your Life
What about becoming inseparable friends of a robin, what about coming back home tired after spending a day picking olives and enjoying a bean soup, with the deep satisfaction of a day spent entirely in green nature? Find out that your life could be really like this! The benefits of living in urban green Green […]Continue reading
Incredible Edible Cities. Eating local vegetables has never been that easy…
Would you like to pick fruits and vegetables walking up and down in the parks of your city, instead of having to buy them at the grocery store, without knowing their origin ? From England to Italy, take a look at this edible cities, in which you can grow and eat local! In Todmorden, a small English town […]Continue reading
How a Metropolis can become Green: GrownNYC and the urban gardens diffusion
Not long ago, a picture of the First Lady Michelle Obama photographed in the garden of the White House, wearing gardening gloves, among tufts of salad, zucchini and carrots, has been around the world. Since then, the spread of gardens, and especially of urban gardens has exploded everywhere. Perhaps not everyone knows that, but already […]Continue reading