In the garden with: Lutz Kosack (“The edible city”)

Dr. Lutz Kosack – Photo: Stadtverwaltung Andernach

Urban agriculture, the cultivation of crop plants in the city, is currently a topic worldwide. An increasing number of urban gardeners want to grow their own vegetables and start-up companies are experimenting with determining how one can cultivate lettuce and cucumbers, etc. on roofs and on factory floors. A pioneering role in this movement is played by the small town of Andernach on the Rhine, Germany. In 2010 they started planting vegetable gardens and fruit trees in public green spaces in keeping with the motto “The edible city” (“Die essbare Stadt”). Co-initiator of the project was Dr. Lutz Kosack from the Urban Planning Office. He is also a lecturer at the University of Bonn at the Institute for Crop Plant Sciences and Resource Protection.

Landscape Design: Plans for Tropical Park in Hong Kong Unveiled

Rendering - Photo: MIR
Rendering – Photo: MIR

In our new series „Green globe – the world’s most exciting garden projects”, we will present green projects from all over the world – innovative landscape designs, garden classics in a new outfit, sustainable ideas against grey townscapes or parcs that make green hearts beat faster. Today, we’re starting with a project that brings plant diversity to one of the world’s biggest metropolises: Taikoo Place in Hong Kong.