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    Setting up the Garden

    settembre 15th, 2013

    Finally we are making the Community Garden become real.

    Clay pot pitchers into wooden boxes

    We are using permaculture techniques and the clay pot ollas that SLOWWATER produces, in order to save water, time and make the crops grow more efficiently. We set some layers of brunches, leaves, organic soil, humus and soil again.

    Foto 16-09-13 15 12 25
    Take a look at our facebook page, if interested in more pictures.

     


    New Community Garden!

    febbraio 24th, 2012

    We are working on a beautiful project, take a look at this (italian) PRESENTATION!


    Hanging vegetable garden in plastic bottles

    luglio 27th, 2011

    Reusing is a great topic.
    When we reuse items, we re-invent their possible combination with the enviroment.
    With our imagination, everything could do anything: it’s a magical power.
    Sometimes it works, many other times it does not.

    This garden is made with plastic bottles, which have a little technological variation, in order to become subirrigated planters.

    The experiment seems working pretty well, especially with the aromatic herbs and flowers. I’m trying tomatoes and eggplants too, but obviously they are not very productive.
    This urban way to cultivate let us spare space, money and time.

    The black thin pipe is the automatic drop watering system. It makes it even easier!

    Instructions:


    IKEA Workshop

    giugno 30th, 2011

    Ikea found this technique so interesting that they organized with us a first beautiful workshop for 15 families, offering one “Snalis” container full of plants to each family.
    Everybody was involved in setting the container and planting tomatoes, zucchini, lettuces, eggplants.. It was a success and we all are looking forward to repeat this experience.

    We created even some clear instructions, with the Ikea design:


    First sub-irrigated Community Garden

    maggio 22nd, 2011

    We started!
    Finally we created the pilot project for more Community Gardens like this to come.
    This first garden will have 50 containers in total, in this picture you see only 30 of them:


    Everyone can “adopt” a container for 25


    Urban Farming in Florence

    febbraio 11th, 2011

    We are very excited about a new project going on here in Florence.
    We are creating a group of volunteers to set up the first urban community vegetable garden based on the subirrigation.
    Subirrigation is a very efficient and simple technology that is known since centuries and centuries but is still not very popular, especially among urban citizens.
    Here’s a presentation (in italian) for more details:

    Our goal is to create a network of little city vegetable gardens and share this knowledge with everybody interested.
    We’ll post surely the progress of the project!


    GG published by IO Donna magazine

    dicembre 21st, 2010

    The exact day Melissa and Giacomo got married (10 of July 2010) this picture was published by Io Donna (Corriere della Sera).
    It was part of a very nice article about special gardens in Italy..
    This hanging vegetable one, on the Florentine roofs, was included for its originality, we suppose.

    More gardens of this article HERE


    Art + Seed

    dicembre 3rd, 2010

    Johnny Kelly is really an amazing visual poet.
    In this fantastic video he mixes stopmotion and classical drawing animation, crating a beautiful story about the cycle of a seed.
    I thank him for having generated such an incredible work, and I’m proud to share it with all of you!


    Eco Park(ing) Day in Florence

    settembre 19th, 2010

    Yesterday Guerrilla Gardener took part to the Eco Parking Day in Florence.
    It’s a great idea born in San Francisco in 2005, that has been sprouting all over the world and finally arrived to Florence. It was superbly organized by Kindi which created even this site to celebrate the event.
    We had such a fun!
    Many kids came to play with our seedmatches… let’s just hope they’ll plant them next spring.


    Seedmatches of love

    luglio 30th, 2010

    For our wedding keep-sake we created the seedmatches with daisy and lavender seeds.
    Our guests loved them!


    Local TV interview

    luglio 16th, 2010

    We’d like to share with you this 2 minutes interview (in italian) where we present some of our green ideas.
    It was recorded the 25th of june and was shown the exact day of our wedding, the 10 of july.
    Nice coincidence… :-)


    Seedbombs as pixels

    giugno 23rd, 2010

    After a workshop where we produced hundreds of seedbombs, we went for a green mission along the river Arno, in Florence.
    The goal is to capture the attention of the city regarding an area that could be used, instead of being left abandoned as it is.
    We dream to have a big, community vegetable garden there, next year.
    So the plan was to draw a SMILE using the seedbombs as pixels, and throw others randomly all around…
    Even if we should have been doing this at least one month ago, we still think that something will… explode soon.


    Backyard farming

    giugno 8th, 2010

    Here we have a great amount of beautiful ideas for urban green revolution, just click on the image to see them!

    …gently collected by Genomicon


    Hanging Vegetable Garden upgrade…

    giugno 4th, 2010

    Finally the sun seems having come back definitely!
    We are still working on new sack installations, soon we’ll show how many they are… if we don’t fall from the roof into the street, of course.


    Seedcard

    maggio 21st, 2010

    That’s a simple idea with the ambitious goal to make people more sensitive to the value and potential of a few seeds.
    It’s pocket-size and can be used anywhere: in our garden, on the balcony or in other abandoned public spaces of the city.

    It recently won a design competition!!
    Check it out HERE:

    Here’s some card-pieces after 2 weeks:


    Hanging vegetable garden irrigation

    aprile 30th, 2010


    Our green prducts

    aprile 16th, 2010

    It’s a short brochure with our products.

    Publish at Calaméo or browse the library.


    Easter egg-seedbombs hunting

    marzo 26th, 2010

    In Brescia, in the Galleria dell’Incisione, next sunday we’ll celebrate Easter with a green and sustainable idea.
    With many children we’ll play a big game for hunting all the “ingredients” needed for the seedbombs, then we’ll produce them with egg shape…
    Stay tuned to see how it was!
    More infos: HERE

    Egg hunting invitation


    Hanging beans are growing

    febbraio 17th, 2010

    Finally the first plants are sprouting out of the hanging sacks!

    This is not "Farmville"!


    Victory Gardens

    gennaio 12th, 2010

    Victory!

    “Victory gardens, also called war gardens or food gardens for defense, were vegetable, fruit and herb gardens planted at private residences and public parks in United States, United Kingdom, Canada and Germany during World War I and World War II to reduce the pressure on the public food supply brought on by the war effort. In addition to indirectly aiding the war effort these gardens were also considered a civil “morale booster”


    Window-Farming

    gennaio 5th, 2010

    Using empty-used-plastic bottles for hydroponic colture at your window is something more then just city-farming.
    This idea is simply great!


    Science + vegetable garden + NYC

    gennaio 4th, 2010

    These guys are doing it right, in NYC!
    Let’s be inspired by their experience.


    Hanging vegetable garden

    dicembre 29th, 2009

    Hanging to a pole

    What if… we were be able to grow our vegetable garden in hanging natural-sacks?


    Report about Guerrilla Gardening

    dicembre 9th, 2009

    Report about GG

    This is a recent and nice documentary from Report (Tv-doc. Program) about Guerrilla Gardening in Milan (italian).


    Which plant?

    dicembre 9th, 2009

    Here’s a list of the best plants for our future.

    Best plants

    If you plan to plant a seed and would like to know more about plants proprieties, that’s for you!


    About seedbombs

    novembre 30th, 2009

    Seed balls, simply put, are a method for distributing seeds by encasing them in a mixture of clay and compost. This protects the seeds by preventing them from drying out in the sun, getting eaten by birds, or from blowing away.

    Seed balls are scattered directly on the ground, not planted. Self-sufficiency and sustainability website Path To Freedom says seed balls are useful for seeding dry, thin and compacted soils and for reclaiming derelict ground (which is why they are often used in guerilla gardening). Seed balls are particularly useful in dry and arid areas where rainfall is highly unpredictable.
    You can


    Arson

    ottobre 21st, 2009

    Another problem we have still to solve…


    Hello world!

    ottobre 18th, 2009


    Hi everybody!
    Just another group of green people, with green and common goals