Alexis, co-founder of Edible Alchemy, proposes us to consider 52 seasons.

Co-founder of Edible Alchemy and originally from Winnipeg, Canada, Alexis is now based in Berlin. The adventures of Edible Alchemy started with fermentation workshops, Microbial Circus Tours and Probiotic Bacteria Bars. The bubbling project has recently turn 8 years old and is still growing in order to spread the knowledge and understanging of helpful bacteria […]

Recipes from the garden: Beet risotto with porcini mushrooms.

Mediterranean cuisine is closely connected to the principles of sustainability, the use of local and seasonal products, as well as vegetables, plants, and other aromatics picked from the garden. That’s why at the SOMOS Restaurant & Lounge at the Crowne Plaza Porto hotel — whose menu is based on this cuisine, considered one of the […]

Compost: 4 steps to do it at home.

Plastic, cardboard and glass aren’t the only materials that can have a second life — bio-waste can also be reused and reborn. In Europe during the 18th and 19th centuries, farmers brought their crops into cities to sell them and, in exchange, they returned with solid waste which they composted and used to enrich their […]

Mulching: what it is and how to apply it.

In the wild, soil is rarely bare or exposed, because plants usually grow to protect it. That’s why, after plowing the earth, weeds appear very quickly. These resistant, tough and particularly greedy plants can weaken your crops by robbing them of resources such as nutrients and light. But fear not — you can declare a […]

Slow Living. 7 ways to live more slowly.

In a world evolving at breakneck speed, it is more and more appropriate to consider “slow living” or “slow life.” This trend became widespread in 2004 but emerged in the 1980s, under a slightly different name and concept: slow food. This movement, created by Italian Carlo Petrini, opposed fast food restaurants, foods wrapped in plastic, […]

Tasteful efficiency. Benefits of the Noocity irrigation system.

Whether with a hose, a watering can, a sprinkler or a drip irrigation system, there are many ways to bring water to your plants — but the best is to water them by their roots. That’s how the Noocity gardening growbeds work: their subirrigation system consists of a water reservoir placed below the cultivation area. […]

Types of vegetables: 20 thousands of species for us to diversify

We cannot accurately quantify the number of types of vegetables in the world. We can say that there are thousands. It is estimated that there are over 20,000 species of edible plants, but only 20 take part on the 90% of the ones we eat. The amount of vegetables we eat is negligible compared to […]

Gardening, a powerful remedy for anxiety.

To varying degrees, everybody experiences anxiety. A painful sensation caused by apprehension, it translates into a cocktail of tension, worry, and insecurity. Although this feeling is common, it is important to make a distinction. When this condition persists and is an obstacle to the smooth running of every day, it may be a clinical case […]

The challenges of rural development.

You know we are concerned about improving life in the city, and making the cities we live in better places. But we also care about rural life, that inspires us and if we aim to bring the best of the country to the city, we also believe in the importance of rural development. So what […]

The benefits of urban agriculture.

Before talking about urban agriculture, we need to know what it is. In short, it can be defined as growing plants, cultivating vegetables and/or raising animals all in an urban environment. Simply put it is agriculture just in the city. It is also important to stress the fact that urban agriculture is more than just […]

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