Tag: city garden

The Together Gardening Initiative.

City gardening

The Together Gardening Initiative is an initiative where gardening tools and machines are bought and stored central so everyone can start gardening without owning the tools needed. Everyone who’s a member of the TGI initiative can rent out these tools for the time they need. Via the convenient app and website, you can check whether the tooling you need is available. That is done with sensors on each tooling. The price for renting out tooling and machines is simple; When it leaves the storage space area, the time starts. When you return the tooling to the storage space, your time stops and gets translated in a digital invoice. By offering the winnings of your gardening efforts to other TGI members, you receive discounts up to the point where you can use the tools and machines for free. This idea is especially thought of in the light of city gardens or social gardening areas but can also be used by people in rural areas who just don’t want to buy stuff that they only use once per year.

D-Rainpipes for an urban jungle.

d-rainpipes

Today, we went for a walk with friends in Ghent. When we walked through an alley, i saw a lot of drainpipes. Drainpipes are really everywhere. Why don’t they have a second use? If possible, I would invent the flowerpot drainpipe; draining water but also smart irrigation that turn them into flowerpot pipes on which flowers grow. They smell nice, they look great, they are good for the environment…. I remember living in Brussels and seeing a block of apartments with flowers making the neighbourhood so much more lively. In France they even give small villages (villages fleuris) ratings based on the use of flowers the town makes the environment nicer. This must be a good idea.