Macadam Gardens is a young innovative start up in urban agriculture. Our first activity was the launching of our on-line shopping site, for urban inhabitants to find innovative and design products, so they can have their own kitchen garden, in house, on a balcony or a terrace.
Our goal is to aware people to agricultural and environmental issues inside our cities, to make them discover initiatives and products in this domain. We try to encourage initiatives thanks to article and interviews on our blog.
Guillaume - 26 years old, coming from belgian countryside. Close to nature since my early years, I chose at first to learn more about our planet. I leaved my countryside to Brussels. My studies (geology and then science and environment management) gave me the occasion to discover several topics, including the one I appreciate the most, agriculture and in particular urban agriculture. If I did not find a job in Brussels, chance was on my side in Paris where I have a part-time job. I still attached to the “big village”, as ride sharers call Brussels, and I live between those two cities, which keep away from “inquisitive looks” kitchen garden and others urban agriculture projects.
This week, I feel like a trip in Belgium... I met great people...
Pascal, qui êtes vous? Où êtes-vous?
I live in Manhay, a beautiful city in the belgian Ardennes, jI'm working since 2005 in asbl Natagora, whose goal is to hold down loss of biodiversity (nature reserves, species protection) and to make people aware of biodiversity issues. Since my commitment, I'm involved in several projects about slag heaps and climate. Since 2009, I coordinate "Réseau Nature".
Amandine, who are you, where are you ?
I’m just Amandine, a young mother who decided to sow hope and to have a kitchen garden rather than being afraid for the future of my little seeds. We live in Switzerland in a village « uncountrysided », in the middle of mushrooms-houses (that grow almost in one night), and after few times of doubt about the reasons to stay there, I think we have our place there, to stimulate the desire of our neighbours to let their lawn grow, to compost, to walk to pick up children at school.
ToitsVerts, who are you, where are you?
« Toitsverts » is a french graft, born on a british roof: Livingroofs.org.
A cutting found roots in the south of France and now try to become deeply rooted on other roofs, in the French-speaking world.