Few weeks ago, we were in Belgium, where we discovered a lot of initiatives and activists for urban biodiversity. In association or individualy, they contribute to change our cities. Great!
Today, we are going back to Brussels, to meet Jacques...
My name is Jacques, I am a pensioner (in France, they say "retired", but the result is the same!)
Since 2003, I spend time on my passions about nature and its beauty: ornithology classes, nature-guide training, etc.
During these trainings, I have of course focused on understanding and sustaining biodiversity.
I crisscross the Bussels region, my NIKKON D300 in hands, to keep pictures, in particular all the places where Mother Nature takes its rights back: along the walls, on wastelands, etc.
Los Angeles... At first sight, this town makes me think of cinema's studio, cars everywhere, sun, château Marmont. But, if I search, opening eyes, I found treasures. Kim & Daniel are ones of this treasures. Thanks to them, L.A. has a new face, I should say a new landscape... Encounter with those entrepreneurs, part of the movement for BiodiverCity...
Dusty, Who are you, where are you?
First and foremost I am a nature lover (since I feel out of a baby chair chasing a robin) who is now the President of the European Federation of Green Roof Associations. I got to this distinguished position through campaigning and challenging the professionals norms that said green roofs COULD not be used on buildings. I am still passionate that biodiversity should be of equal importance when green roofs are considered and not just high end 'engineering' reasons. I am in London where green roof work started and where a lot of my work is. However I am lucky to range widely over the world as a public speaker and advisor - from South Korea to Canada, Sweden to Turkey Seattle to Auckland. If I can fly the flag of nature and green roofs I will.
Two month ago, seedbomb.net was born... It still young, but already exists all over the world!
Ulrika, who are you? Where are you?
I'm a Swedish city gardener, garden writer, journalist and photographer. I live in Stockholm.
You wrote a book, could you tell us more?
For several years now I have been writing about urban farms, allotment gardens, city gardening and guerrilla gardening. Recently I published a book on the subject - "Street smart gardening" or in Swedish: "Gatsmart odling" - with examples from different types of urban gardens, tips and advices on to create a kitchen garden of your own on the balcony, the small garden outside the house, or in the park.
You are an activist? Guerilla gardening, urban farm, beekeeping, incredible edible, ... Come and share your initiatives and those you know around you!
You have the eyes wide open in city, your smartphone or camera in hands? Take picture and share it, for BiodiverCity, whereever you are... around the world!
You just want to travel in the heart of BiodiverCity? Come on board, the map is just here, choose your destination...