It has been a difficult year in the garden. October is the start of the winter crop season so gardeners can hope a mild winter might follow an awful summer, but it might not. Small successes in this garden are a single chilli plant, sat outside the back door all year, protected from rain by …Read More about October: Small successes
Community Gardening Diary Entries
The “Good Food Strategy – Towards a sustainable food system in the Brussels-Capital Region” is an initiative of Céline Fremault, Brussels Minister of the Environment, Agriculture and Quality of Life. It is developed by Brussels Environment and the Brussels Regional Public Service’s Agricultural Unit. Developing a sustainable food system in Brussels. Promoting a local production …Read More about Brussels Region Good Food Strategy
The potage-toit (soup-roof) garden on the Royal Library of Belgium in central Brussels was established in 2012 by the Brussels organisation Le Début des Haricots ASBL (“the beginning of beans”) as an experimental and participatory roof garden open to the public. It was the first (and ongoing) experiment in using roof spaces in the city …Read More about Library visit
The Gray Street community garden in Etterbeek, Brussels was established in 2007 by the organisation Le début des Haricots. In 2010 the gardens running was taken over by the local community. The garden demonstrates urban vegetable growing and provides a community space for local residents. It also operates a community composting system for local households.
Visit to the opening of new community garden project in Brussels. This educational project is run by Le début des Haricots working in conjunction with the Brussels regional authority. It is one of a number of community based projects being established in the city.