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May 2015

Old Times Cook-off

Sat 16 May, 2015
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online United Kingdom
Free

Within a project on historical Slovene IMP the Jožef Stefan Institute has developed a digital library of old Slovene books that is full of secrets which shouldn’t be forgotten, including gastronomic ones that were published in the first Slovene Cookbook written by Valentin Vodnik in 1799: - What does”yellow soup" taste like? - Would you dare to taste “Fasting soup of fish intestines”? - Could following Vodnik's then recipes get you arrested today? How to take part Browse through 300…

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Piet Oudolf’s gardens: photo exhibition

Sat 16 May, 2015 @ 8:00 am - 6:00 pm BST
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Giardino Segreto del Terraggio, via Terraggio 5
Milan, 20123 Italy
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Accompanied by the first Italian publication, the photo exhibition tells the audience about Piet Oudolf’s gardens linked to the artistic world and the botanical innovation, through an interesting image selection illustrating the designer’s nursery-garden located in his farmhouse in Hummelo (The Netherlands) and several of his most renowned gardens around the world.

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Plant Fair

Sat 16 May, 2015 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm BST
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Botanični vrt, Ižanska cesta 15
Ljubljana, 1000 Slovenia
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The traditional horticultural flea market has been designed for horticultural enthusiasts and plant growers. At the flea market plants will be sold and also exchanged. Event will be accompanied by several lectures in horticulture and the rest of the plant world.

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Giardino Garzoni Flower Show – Primavera/Spring 2015

Sat 16 May, 2015 @ 9:00 am - 7:00 pm BST
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Storico Giardino Garzoni, Piazza della Vittoria, 1
Collodi - Pescia, I-51012 Italy
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Fiore, colore, teatro sono le parole chiave del Giardino Garzoni Flower Show-Primavera 2015. Prima iniziativa assoluto del suo genere in questo secolare giardino - monumento nazionale, noto fin dal XVII secolo per il suo peculiare disegno e i giochi d’acqua -, si caratterizza per la policromia che i fiori aggiungono agli schemi geometrici creati da sempreverdi, rocce e architetture. L’uso delle fioriture per colorire e variare stagionalmente l’aspetto del giardino è stato ricostruito grazie anche alla documentazione storica molto dettagliata,…

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Boboli, il giardino alchemico / Boboli, the alchemic garden

Sat 16 May, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm BST
Palazzo Pitti – ingresso principale, Piazza de Pitti 1
Firenze, 50100 Italy

“La natura è un libro che occorre imparare a leggere per conoscere noi stessi… il linguaggio della natura è il linguaggio dell’anima”. Seguendo il fil rouge di ciò che affermava l’alchimista Teofrasto Paracelso nel XVI secolo, Costanza Riva, condurrà una visita del Giardino di Boboli in chiave simbolico-alchemica. Studiosa e ricercatrice di Antiche Tradizioni, Costanza si dedica da anni alla riscoperta del simbolismo alchemico all’interno dei giardini Medicei e collabora con l’Accademia Medicea, ente volto alla protezione e valorizzazione delle…

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Fairtrade picnic

Sat 16 May, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm BST
Špica, Špica, Gruberjevo nabrežje, Ljubljana
Ljubljana, 1000 Slovenia
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Free

The all-day picnic celebrates the 10th anniversary of fair trade in Slovenia. On this occasion we will bring together all partner organizations and individuals who will prepare a wide range of activities, from workshops to concerts. We will hold a speakers’ corner where everyone will have a say, a second-hand fashion show, fair-trade cake tasting. Join us with a picnic blanket and bring along your friends, children and pets. Desserts from locally produced or fair trade ingredients are welcome too.

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Vermicomposting on the balcony

Sat 16 May, 2015 @ 11:00 am BST
Špica, Špica, Gruberjevo nabrežje, Ljubljana
Ljubljana, 1000 Slovenia
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Free

A follow-up from our last year's popular workshop on urban vermicomposting, this workshop will show you how anyone can make a vermicomposter that fits in their tiny balcony or kitchen on a wallet-friendly budget.

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Artigianato e Palazzo

Sat 16 May, 2015 @ 12:00 pm BST
Giardino Corsini, Via della Scala 115
Florence, Firenze 500123 Italy
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€8,00

The 21st edition of ARTIGIANATO E PALAZZO, an exhibition created to promote the high quality of the Made in Italy in arts and crafts, will be held from Thursday May 14 to Sunday May 17 in the Giardino Corsini of Florence. The organizers have selected about 80 artisans from all over Italy and from abroad. Over the course of four days, from 10 am to 9 pm, the artisans will give live demonstrations of their fascinating techniques, and will realize…

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Let’s discover the Virgilian wood

Sat 16 May, 2015 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm BST
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until Sat 23 May, 2015

Agriturismo La Forestina – Bosco di Riazzolo, Cascina Forestina
Cisliano (Milan), 20080 Italy
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From the holiday farm La Forestina, among oaks and nut trees, we sink into Riazzolo wood, the same kind of forest in Lombardy which inspired the poet Virgil. Through his "Bucolics", we are going to discover the wood and the original landscape of our plain, surviving elements of the Sud-Milano agricultural park, thus entering the settings in which Virgil made his shepherds and all his characters live into. Niccolò Reverdini is leading the tour. Afterwards, a guided tour of Federica Galli's exhibition of etchings and a…

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3rd National crops2swap Day

Sat 16 May, 2015 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm BST
Špica, Špica, Gruberjevo nabrežje, Ljubljana
Ljubljana, 1000 Slovenia
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crops2swap (or Zelemenjava in Slovene) is a civil initiative for exchanging surplus seeds, seedlings and crops from home gardens, which enables all the participants to eat better, save money, reduce food waste and meet the neighbours. We organize crop swaps in many towns all over Slovenia. All our events are organized on a volunteer basis and many participants help out with the equipment, skills and ideas. The atmosphere at our gatherings is informal and relaxed, and people of all generations,…

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La Terra ed i suoi frutti

Sat 16 May, 2015 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm BST
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Galleria Gadarte, Via San Egidio 27/r
Firenze, Italy
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Può un giardino entrare in una Galleria d’Arte Contemporanea ed una Galleria d’Arte trasformarsi in giardino?
 Gadarte, Associazione Culturale no profit che dal 1956 è presente sul territorio fiorentino, pensa di si. Sabato 16 maggio alle ore 5 p.m. inaugurerà la mostra
“La terra ed i suoi frutti”, aperta fino al 28 maggio ad ingresso libero. Trentadue artisti condivideranno con i visitatori, la loro visione 
della natura, dei giardini, del lavoro e l’amore ed il rispetto
che hanno per la Terra ed…

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Drawing nature

Sat 16 May, 2015 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm BST
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An event every week that begins at 5:30 pm on Saturday, repeating until Sat 23 May, 2015

Agriturismo La Forestina – Bosco di Riazzolo, Cascina Forestina
Cisliano (Milan), 20080 Italy
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The holiday farm La Forestina welcomes an interesting exhibition of etchings by Federica Galli, who used to love working en plein air and spending a lot of time in Riazzolo wood since the mid-70s. All the  etchings were realised by the artist’s graver while in the Bosco della Memoria (i.e. “Forest of Memory”), located in Cisliano, Milan. After the guided tour, a food tasting of La Forestina’s products, the holiday farm being part of the project DiNAMo (i.e. New rural…

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‘Flora Italica’ di LandAlab e Flora Conservation

Sun 17 May, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 7:00 pm BST
Orto Botanico Università di Pavia, Via Sant' Epifanio 14, Pavia
Milan, 27100 Italy
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L’evoluzione delle piante in tre stadi della loro vita: dal laboratorio, al vivaio e infine alla maturità, rappresentata in un ecosistema bilanciato e apparentemente spontaneo. The installation aims to underline the importance of science and research, and the effort needed to preserve local flora, showing variety and interest of our forgotten and endangered heritage. A series of tables, will allow the visitor to follow simultaneously the evolution of plants in three stages of their life: from the laboratory, to the…

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Bicycle ride among trees

Sun 17 May, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm BST
Via Washington Milan, 20146 Italy + Google Map
Free

Learning how to recognize tree species is one of the ways to increase citizens’ attachment to the green heritage of their own city. The project consists in a bicycle ride through Milan streets and parks aimed at identifying Milan “important” trees. During the whole festival, several big trees will be equipped with temporary labels provided with QR codes, connected to botanical identification cards. The ride starts in Piazza Sant’Ambrogio and ends in Parco Sempione. Agronomist dr. Francesca Oggionni will be leading the ride. Booking required (chelseafringemilan2015@gmail.com).…

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– IN HORTO – Opere pittoriche di Denis Argenterio

Mon 18 May, 2015 @ 9:00 am - Sun 7 June, 2015 @ 6:00 pm BST
Orto Botanico di Toscolano Maderno, Via Religione 25088
Toscolano Maderno (Brescia), Italy
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Terre, acque, cortecce, radici, ceppi, riscritti con la materia pittorica, si alternano all'interno di una serra in continuo dialogo con la realtà esterna. Scrutatore intimo della natura, Argenterio propone un libero percorso di rivisitazione della stessa. Ciò che è sfuggito allo sguardo distratto, viene richiamato alla memoria nell'osservazione attenta dei particolari evocanti delle opere. La verticalizzazione visiva dell'installazione rimanda a quello che la natura "naturalmente" fa: elevarsi dalla terra verso la luce. Soil, water, bark, roots and trunks, invoked by…

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Alla Scoperta del Giardino dell’Iris – All about the Iris Garden

Mon 18 May, 2015 @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm BST
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Monday and Wednesday, repeating until Wed 20 May, 2015

Giardino dell’Iris, Giardino dell'Iris, Piazzale Michelangelo
Firenze, Italy
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Il Giardino dell'Iris, nato nel 1954 per ospitare il Concorso Internazionale per le migliori varietà di Iris, è importante per Firenze poiché il fiore è l'emblema della città. Il giardino riveste un importante interesse scientifico per specialisti, botanici, ibridatori, orticultori internazionali in quanto riserva di germoplasma del genere Iris. I giorni 18 e 20 maggio alle 11.00 e alle 16.00 , soci della Società dell'Iris effettueranno visite guidate gratuite per far conoscere il fiore e mostrare il giardino caratteristico delle…

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Preserved nature

Mon 18 May, 2015 @ 2:30 pm - 5:15 pm BST
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Museo Civico di Storia Naturale, Corso Venezia 55
Milan, 20121 Italy
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A guided tour led by Dr. Mami Azuma to the herbaria and the xiloteca preserved in the museum warehouse. The herbarium, dated back to 1969 (when the donation of Piazzoli Perroli’s herbarium occurred), contains tracheophytes from Lombardy, Italy, Europe, Brazil, spontaneous and cultivated, besides collections of seaweeds, fungi, lichens, bryophytes, fruits and seeds. Over 30.000 dehydrated pieces are preserved. The warehouses also preserve the interesting xiloteca “R. Cormio”, acquired in 1973. It is constituted of wood tablets, illustrated wood, "Libretti di Monza"…

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‘Matrioska’ di Fadalti_Sirtori_Romano

Tue 19 May, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm BST
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Orto Botanico di Toscolano Maderno, Via Religione 25088
Toscolano Maderno (Brescia), Italy
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free

‘Matrioska’ di Francesca Fadalti, Simone Sirtori e Daniela Romano Tre Matrioske a rappresentare tre grandi botaniche del passato, straordinari profili di donne appassionate di piante, viaggiatrici, progettiste di giardini. Uno scabio tra natura e donne che ha creato una eredità importante per tutti noi. Flowered umbrellas protect small Matrioska dolls. Nature becomes protection and shelter, the Matrioska dolls represent botanic women of the past, courageous travellers and passionate about plants. An exchange between nature and women who created an important legacy for all of us. And see Facebook for more

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‘Flora Italica’ di LandAlab e Flora Conservation

Tue 19 May, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm BST
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Orto Botanico di Toscolano Maderno, Via Religione 25088
Toscolano Maderno (Brescia), Italy
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free

L’evoluzione delle piante in tre stadi della loro vita: dal laboratorio, al vivaio e infine alla maturità, rappresentata in un ecosistema bilanciato e apparentemente spontaneo. The installation aims to underline the importance of science and research, and the effort needed to preserve local flora, showing variety and interest of our forgotten and endangered heritage. A series of tables, will allow the visitor to follow simultaneously the evolution of plants in three stages of their life: from the laboratory, to the…

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‘Orto Storto’ di Sergio Cumitini – Maria Rubino

Tue 19 May, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm BST
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Orto Botanico di Toscolano Maderno, Via Religione 25088
Toscolano Maderno (Brescia), Italy
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free

Gruppo di lavoro composto dall’agronomo  Maria  Rubino curatrice del Giardino di Boccatorta in provincia di Grosseto ed educatrice in corsi di educazione ambientale e di giardinaggio per bambini, perito agrario Sergio Cumitini curatore di giardini urbani, horticulturist impegnato in progetti di acclimatazione in Gran Bretagna di piante mediterranee. Concept su come realizzare un kitchen garden impiegando piante edibili ed ornamentali. Lo schema pone l’accento sul come un kitchen garden rappresenti uno spazio multidisciplinare ed al contempo conviviale. The team on…

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Lekk: A Senegalese Garden for Moroso

Tue 19 May, 2015 @ 11:00 am - 9:00 pm BST
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Clerkenwell Design Week, Icon's House of Culture, Clerkenwell Green
London, EC1R 0DE United Kingdom
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‘Lekk’  is a Wolof word meaning edible, or tasty. Tiny gardens like this exist all over Senegal, even in tight urban areas . Tended mainly by women, they are built from found detritus, cans, tyres, plastic, sticks - but are highly productive, supplying a wide range of fruit and vegetables for the extended family community, and for sale at markets. Despite their appearance, high-tech methods are used including biochar added to the soil to increase fertility, and sometimes GM seeds…

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Student community garden grand opening

Tue 19 May, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm BST
Student community garden, Rožna dolina, Cesta 27. aprila 31
Ljubljana, 1000 Slovenia
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The first student community garden in Ljubljana has just been created. At the grand opening we will offer a guided tour of the community garden and its concept, together with Live-brary. 12:00 – 18:00 Live-brary 17:00 – 17:30 Grand opening ceremony 17:30 – 18:30 Guided tour of the garaden 18:30 – Gardener's dinner 19.00 – Garden party (DJ Blažen med ženami)

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Rooftop garden classroom

Tue 19 May, 2015 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm BST
Gimnazija Jožeta Plečnika Ljubljana, Šubičeva ulica 1
Ljubljana, 1000 Slovenia
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The community rooftop garden at the Jože Plečnik Ljubljana High School is the perfect laboratory to observe the laws of nature through socializing and co-working. At the Open Day on the edible terrace in the centre of Ljubljana we will be making home-made chamomile skin soothers, herbal teas for studying and healthy outdoor lunch packs. Due to the rooftop's limited space visitor registration is mandatory. Contact us at pazipark@gmail.com.

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Serre Torrigiani smarten up the city – Serre Torrigiani abbellisce la città

Wed 20 May, 2015
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Piazza della Repubblica, Piazza della Repubblica
Florence, Firenze 50124 Italy
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Serre Torrigiani smarten up the city and invite you to a hands-on activity to enjoy the new green installation that will be on display in Piazza della Repubblica between May 20th -23th. Come and have your picture taken as you get your hands dirty with the earth: your snapshot will be posted on Instgram with the hashtag #giulemani and it will take part in our photo contest. Also On May 23rd Serre Torrigini invite you to visit the re-revamp of…

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Green corner with ice cream

Wed 20 May, 2015 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm BST
Radicepura, Strada 17, 19,
Giarre CT, 95014 Italy
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Incontro con Ermanno Casasco, chiacchere sui giardini Mediterranei. Ermanno Casasco  will share his passion about Mediterranean gardens meeting other passionate people at Radicepura while tasting Sicilian ‘granita’, a special ice cream rich in flavour and perfume. Ermanno Casasco  condividerà la sua passione per il giardino a cielo aperto che è la Sicilia ed il Mediterraneo incontrando a Radicepura  altri appassionati e consumando, in loro compagnia, una granita che ne evoca tutti i profumi. Facebook

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Urban gardening in the European Green Capital

Wed 20 May, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm BST
Botanični vrt, Ižanska cesta 15
Ljubljana, 1000 Slovenia
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Welcome to a round table discussion about what urban gardeners want, what urban gardens need and how to best propagate urban gardening practices in different communities, generations and lifestyles. May Ljubljana evolve from a European Green Capital to European Edible Capital!

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Spontanei coltivi. Tre conversazioni e un ossimoro tra libri e giardini

Wed 20 May, 2015 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm BST
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until Wed 3 June, 2015

Libreria Todo Modo, Via dei Fossi 15 rosso
Florence, 50123 Italy
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Sette autori di Maestri di Giardino alle prese con la sempre più sottile linea di confine fra il naturale e il coltivato, fra lo spontaneo e il giardino. E tre serate per parlarne alla Libreria Todo Modo di Firenze, per scoprire come questa esperienza ispiri e illumini la scrittura. Protagonisti delle conversazioni Elisa Tomat, Valerio Gallerati, Rita Paoli, Didier Berruyer, Giancarlo Marconi, Maria Laura Beretta e Antonio Perazzi. Ospite della prima serata, la ricercatrice del CNR Francesca Bretzel. Mercoledì 20…

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Gli Agrumi dell’Orto

Thu 21 May, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 9:00 pm BST
Orto Botanico di Catania, Via Etnea 397,
Catania, Sicily, 95125 Italy
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Mostra di Acquerelli botanici di Simonetta Occhipinti Simonetta Occhipinti, pittrice, acquerellista botanica ed appassionata di piante, frequenta da tempo l’Orto Botanico "Dei Semplici" per ritrarre dal vero le varietà più rare e particolari dell’antica collezione di agrumi della famiglia De’ Medici. In concomitanza della festa per la riapertura dell’Orto, Simonetta esporrà i suoi acquerelli nella limonaia del Giardino. La manifestazione di riapertura, in collaborazione con Adipa Firenze, durerà l’intera giornata e l’ingresso è gratuito. Botanical watercolours exhibition Simonetta Occhipinti, botanical painter…

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Spunta il seme – The seed peeps out

Thu 21 May, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 1:30 pm BST
Orto Botanico di Firenze, Via Pier Antonio Micheli n°3
Firenze, Firenze 50121 Italy
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£25

Spunta il seme dal fiore alla terra, dalla nascita alla germinazione: la vita di un seme in tre appuntamenti curati da A.Di.P.A Firenze e Maestri di Giardino nel giorno della riapertura al pubblico dell’Orto Botanico di Firenze. Una passeggiata di raccolta semi, un laboratorio di trasformazione, conservazione e semina con un piccolo mercato di piante e una tavola rotonda tenuta da Elisa Tomat e Valerio Gallerati dal titolo ‘Semi d’erba, semi d’albero’.  Al termine, una merenda offerta dai soci A.Di.P.A.…

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Greenhouse Creativity: An Afternoon as a Designer…

Thu 21 May, 2015 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm BST
LA SERRA MK TEXTILE ATELIER, Via Salvestrina 1
Florence, Florence 50129 Italy
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Inside Palazzo Pandolfini in Florence, is an old greenhouse that has been transformed into a textile designer Studio. Events organizer Tamara Pasquinucci proposes an encounter inside this spacious old building under a contemporary theme. This is an event for children who want to become designers for a day, giving them a chance to work in a completely new environment that bonds the idea of man/nature, space/environment. A workshop of textiles, colours, plants, leaves and an abundance of freedom of expression…

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Blendscape: new visions

Thu 21 May, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm BST
Milano Green Point, Via Paolo Frisi 3
Milan, 20129 Italy
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A series of innovative meetings devoted to the theme “Nutrirsi di paesaggio” (i.e. “Tasting the landscape”), the topic of the next IFLA world congress in Turin (18-23 May 2016). “Beginning from landscape: landscape feeding gardens” is the first conference whose aim is to represent a new way of looking at the city and its surroundings as if they were a big garden waiting to be cultivated and looked after. Therefore, not only does urban farming have the role of limiting…

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Bees visit the museum too

Fri 22 May, 2015 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm BST
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 4:00 pm on Friday, repeating until Fri 5 June, 2015

Muzej sodobne umetnosti Metelkova (+MSUM), Maistrova 3
Ljubljana, 1000 Slovenia
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Did you know that the Museum of Contemporary Art Metelkova (+ MSUM) also maintains a museum garden? We use it to grow buckwheat to attract the bees. Just like our artists use their art to raise awareness about environmental, biological and social issues, we use our museum garden to call for a more harmonic coexistence of man and nature. On this visit, we will read some stories about bees in our environment, and then create some special works of art…

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Sow, slackline, smile

Fri 22 May, 2015 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm BST
Plezalni center Ljubljana, Pesarska cesta 10
Ljubljana, 1000 Slovenia
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The Climbing Centre Ljubljana invites free spirits of all generations to join us in rejuvenating our lawn, after which we will take a break on the slackline, climb a route or two and relax over home-made raspberry syrup. To make the grass grow better, all our good thoughts, mantras, wishes and ideas will be drawn on postcards that will be put on a permanent display for passers-by to enjoy.

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Vegetables and plants – things to do in a garden

Sat 23 May, 2015 @ 9:00 am - 6:00 pm BST
Casa Marchioni, vicolo N. Sauro 5
Corte de' Cortesi (CR) , 26020 Italy
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Free

Exhibition of rare plants; ancient fruits; heritage plants, not generally in cultivation now; an opportunity for seed exchange; craft exhibition; installations etc. set in a carefully restored private courtyard garden with a rich collection of aquatic plants. Mostra mercato di piante rare, frutti antichi, scambio semi, piante orticole scomparse, artigianato, mostre, installazioni, etc., allestita in un cortile-giardino privato caratterizzato da un attento restauro architettonico ed una ricca collezione di piante acquatiche. Facebook

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Squash Neighbourhood

Sat 23 May, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm BST
Knjižnica reči, Belokranjska ulica 6
Ljubljana, 1000 Slovenia
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Join the neighbours in the Savsko Naselje district to plant squash on the lawn in front of their Library of Things. We will start with a communal breakfast and end with a tea party. All gardening enthusiasts are welcome, no experience required. The coordinator of the near-by community garden will join us to share her experience and answer any gardening questions.

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Japanese knotweed – foe to friend

Sat 23 May, 2015 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm BST
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 3:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until Sat 6 June, 2015

Fužinski grad, Pot na Fužine 2
Ljubljana, 1000 Slovenia
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A team of sustainable designers, architects and permaculture practitioners invites to a series of community work campaigns. We will accrue Japanese knotweed, an invasive plant that is uncontrollably spreading to our doorstep. How can we prevent its growth and how can we put it to good use? We can make knotweed paper, knotweed dye and knotweed dishes. Bring along some tools, gloves and protective clothes. Registration is required – contact info@re-generacija.si

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Identification and preparation for a tasting dinner of native plants

Sat 23 May, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm BST
Casa Marchioni, vicolo N. Sauro 5
Corte de' Cortesi (CR) , 26020 Italy
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€18

Identification of botanical plants that are found in the surrounding countryside, explanation of the processes of preparation and cooking and a final dinner of dishes prepared with wild plants, accompanied by ancient music. Riconoscimento botanico di erbe spontanee che si trovano nella campagna limitrofa, spiegazione dei procedimenti di preparazione e cottura e cena finale di piatti preparati con le piante spontanee accompagnata con musica antica Facebook

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‘Matrioska’ di Fadalti_Sirtori_Romano

Sun 24 May, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 5:30 pm BST
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Orto Botanico di Città Studi, Via Valvassori Peroni 7
Milano - Italia, MILANO 20133 Italy
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‘Matrioska’ di Francesca Fadalti, Simone Sirtori e Daniela Romano Tre Matrioske a rappresentare tre grandi botaniche del passato, straordinari profili di donne appassionate di piante, viaggiatrici, progettiste di giardini. Uno scabio tra natura e donne che ha creato una eredità importante per tutti noi. Flowered umbrellas protect small Matrioska dolls. Nature becomes protection and shelter, the Matrioska dolls represent botanic women of the past, courageous travellers and passionate about plants. An exchange between nature and women who created an important legacy for all of us. And see Facebook for more

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‘Orto Storto’ di Patrizia Bezzi – Sergio Cumitini

Sun 24 May, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 5:30 pm BST
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Orto Botanico di Città Studi, Via Valvassori Peroni 7
Milano - Italia, MILANO 20133 Italy
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Concept su come realizzare un kitchen garden riutilizzando cassette in legno impiegando piante edibili ed ornamentali. Four (almost) square beds using recycled wooden boxes (previously used to sell fruit) filled with ornamental and edible plants. Facebook

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Floating Seeds Picnic

Sun 24 May, 2015 @ 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm BST
Sede TREEDOM, via della Piazzuola 45
Firenze, 50100 Italy
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ENG Farmers food from the Associazione Produttori del Pratomagno contributes to support the art and the culture of the city of Florence. Sitting among the olive groves, while enjoying the outdoor lunch,  each participant will get to know and vote for their favourite green and folk projects previously selected through a dedicated open call (details on la festina blogspot). To book your meal write to la.festina@gmail.com ITA Floating Seeds: il pic nic di foodraising di Festina Lente in cui il…

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Matiteverdi meets children for a green experience

Sun 24 May, 2015 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm BST
Casa Marchioni, vicolo N. Sauro 5
Corte de' Cortesi (CR) , 26020 Italy
Free

E' un incontro con i bambini delle elementari per la realizzazione di aiuole pubbliche a bassa manutenzione in accordo con l'Amministrazione comunale Matiteverdi meets children from a primary school in a rural town to create with them a small public green area with plants and flowers which need low maintenance. Facebook

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The old villa outside the city as a synthesis of caring for the Po valley

Sun 24 May, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm BST
Casa Marchioni, vicolo N. Sauro 5
Corte de' Cortesi (CR) , 26020 Italy
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Presentation of the old country houses between '500 and '700 AD as an outpost of sustainability "before its time" and care of the land in the provinces of Brescia and Cremona, with the presentation of an unusual parallel with the focus on the recovery of rural buildings and contemporary design of  green landscapes to become sustainable and productive again. Presentazione della villa di campagna dal '500 al '700 come avanposto di sostenibilità "ante litteram" e cura del territorio nelle province di…

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‘Flora Italica’ di LandAlab e Flora Conservation

Mon 25 May, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 5:30 pm BST
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Orto Botanico di Città Studi, Via Valvassori Peroni 7
Milano - Italia, MILANO 20133 Italy
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L’evoluzione delle piante in tre stadi della loro vita: dal laboratorio, al vivaio e infine alla maturità, rappresentata in un ecosistema bilanciato e apparentemente spontaneo. The installation aims to underline the importance of science and research, and the effort needed to preserve local flora, showing variety and interest of our forgotten and endangered heritage. A series of tables, will allow the visitor to follow simultaneously the evolution of plants in three stages of their life: from the laboratory, to the…

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Forest pathway picnic

Mon 25 May, 2015 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm BST
Playground pathway near Vodnikova cesta, Vodnikova cesta
Ljubljana, 1000 Slovenia
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Free

We welcome everyone who has a desire to play forest games and to help in the playground equipment restoration. In the meantime we'll chat about alternative ways of urban gardening and green roofs as sustainable design possibilities.

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Knit a community

Mon 25 May, 2015 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm BST
Druga violina, Stari Trg 21
Ljubljana, 1000 Slovenia
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Instead of donating money, we will get together and donate our time during which we will knit and crochet various items that will then be donated to the Ljubljana Safe House. We will also crochet a Granny blanket which we will sell at a public auction and use the proceeds to organize a summer festival for children. Everyone is welcome, no experience needed, we will teach and learn from each other. Equipment and yarn will be provided.

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Polyculture Meets Multiculture

Tue 26 May, 2015 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm BST
Ferantov vrt, Gregorčičeva ulica
Ljubljana, 1000 Slovenia
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Students of Translation will organize games in the park behind the faculty building that will test your knowledge of gardening terminology, vegetable, flowers and birds in English, German, French and Italian. There will be prizes for best players. Apart from a rich vocabulary, bring along a home-made dessert if you can.

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Student community garden “Mestni log” grand opening

Wed 27 May, 2015 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm BST
Študentski skupnostni vrt Mestni log, Cesta v Mestni log 70
Ljubljana, 1000 Slovenia
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This garden is a result of student initiative, who felt the need to build a community and create a green environment. The opening will be followed up by a student picnic and pallet furniture & hammock creative workshops.

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Draught: soil, water, garden, freedom

Wed 27 May, 2015 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm BST
+MSUM, Maistrova 3
Ljubljana, 1000 Slovenia
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Meet the artist and join a guided tour of her exhibit which belongs to a series of exhibits by young artists and fresh ideas. Polonca Lovšin has created a series of collages that depict the life of the nearby community garden Beyond Construction Site in contrast with the rich history of urban gardening in Ljubljana. Allotments have always been a more individual than communal affair and notoriously scarce. A collection of gardening items that evoke the connection between the gardener,…

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CONFINE/33

Wed 27 May, 2015 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm BST
CONFINE/33, Via Romana 33
Firenze, 50125 Italy
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BOUNDARY/33      Private garden opening    -hortus conclusus- A TINY private garden, hemmed in by the ancient walls at the edge of the historical Boboli garden, will unveil its secrets to visitors through an unusual journey beyond the borders. Four special guests will take the visitors through the discovery of this enclosed and hidden gem. They will investigate the meaning of BOUNDARY through their work that populate the green space challenging the perception. Pietro Capogrosso will feature his branchy oil paintings "Neither…

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Piet Oudolf’s gardens: lecture

Thu 28 May, 2015 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm BST
Scuola civica Arte & Messaggio, Via Giusti 42
Milan, 20154 Italy
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A lecture held by Claudia Zanfi and supported by some of Alberto Callari’s images and dedicated to one of the main contemporary landscape designers and planting designer of the renowned New York High Line and the original garden in Chicago Millenium Park. Piet Oudolf has had a fundamental influence on the renewal of the concept of the urban garden. As the promoter of the methods “New Perennial” and “New Wave Painting”, he introduced perennials and oat grass and played with a…

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Power (tools) to women

Thu 28 May, 2015 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm BST
Onkraj gradbišča, Resljeva cesta
Ljubljana, 1000 Slovenia
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More and more women use power tools and take on home repairs by themselves. At this workshop we will learn how to safely use stereotypically masculinepower tools (drill, saw, axe) to create with some garden furniture (stool, bench, chair). The workshop is designed for women. The number of participants is limited, registration is required - contact prostoroz@gmail.com.

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Conversations at the farmhouse

Thu 28 May, 2015 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm BST
Cascina Cuccagna, Via Cuccagna 2/4
Milan, 20153 Italy
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A cycle of lectures open to the public will be held in various farmhouses and will focus on themes such as landscape and agriculture, proposing deep analysis of specific topics and guided tours of flavours in order to understand the relationship  ‘cultivation/culture’ between high-quality food and landscape. “Milano città rurale” (i.e. “Milan, rural city”) is the first conference aiming at taking stock of the creation of new alliances between the city and the countryside.

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Tutto sulle aromatiche! – All about Aromatic Herbs!

Fri 29 May, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 7:00 pm BST
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Friday, repeating until Fri 5 June, 2015

Associazione Culturale Radici Quadrate, Piazzale Donatello, 29
Firenze, Italy 50132 Italy
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Mostra di Aromatiche provenienti da attività di agricoltura sociale in carcere: riconoscimento ed usi alimentari. presso la sede dell’Associazione Radici Quadrate, Piazzale Donatello 29, Firenze. 29 maggio 2015 dalle 10,00 alle 19,00 5 giugno 2015 dalle 10,00 alle 19,00 L’Associazione Radici Quadrate apre le porte per due intere giornate a tutti gli appassionati di piante! Presso il giardino dell’Associazione si svolgerà una mostra di piante aromatiche biologiche coltivate dai detenuti del Carcere Mario Gozzini di Firenze. Ogni ora gli amici…

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Labirinto della Masone

Fri 29 May, 2015 @ 10:30 am - 7:00 pm BST
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Labirinto della Masone, Strada Masone 121
Fontanellato, Parma 43012 Italy
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€18,00

Franco Maria Ricci’s Labyrinth, covering over 7 hectares of land in his estate in the countryside near Parma, was grown out with a variety of bamboo species, like phyllostachys aurea, phyllostachys bissetii, phyllostachys nigra, phyllostachys nigra 'Boryana' and many more. The complex of the labyrinth includes a cultural foundation occupying more than 5000 square metres, where Franco Maria Ricci’s art collection will exhibit (more than 500 pieces of art, dating from the XVIth to the XXth century) and a library…

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Micropaesaggi _ Microlandscapes ed. by AIAPP – Associazione Italiana di Architettura del Paesaggio – sez. Sicilia

Fri 29 May, 2015 @ 11:00 am - 10:00 pm BST
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Municipality of Caltagirone Caltagirone, Sicily 95041 Italy + Google Map

Caltagirone (Catania) - May 29/June 3  2015  within the "Biennale of ceramics and architecture of landscape" The aim of the this event is the creation of temporary and permanent installations called "Micropaesaggi", which focuses on the relationship between the city and the urban green. Installations have to be inspired by  the transformation of contemporary urban fabric, the development of public space and social changes. These temporary projects spread in to the city aspire to  create  a GREEN-NET,  involving the most…

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Landscaping exhibition: Sports in Ljubljana urban region

Fri 29 May, 2015 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm BST
Kavarna Sem, Metelkova ulica 2
Ljubljana, 1000 Slovenia
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The exhibition will be featuring a selection of landscape architecture student projects. The theme is sports in Ljubljana urban region. The exhibition provides additional exposure for students to briefly present their projects, to relax under a sycamore tree and to communicate their ideas on the creation of urban green areas to the local community.

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Let’s put our hands in the earth

Sat 30 May, 2015 @ 8:00 am - 6:00 pm BST
Via Washington Milan, 20146 Italy + Google Map
Free

Civica Scuola Arte & Messaggio of the Municipality of Milan, within the course “Green technician”, in collaboration with Dr. Agronomist Francesca Oggionni, school teacher, organised the planning of several flowerbeds in Milan city centre. All students of both years suggest experimental solutions concerning the arrangement of a few tree-lined parterres. The areas, pinpointed in agreement with the local authority, are ca. 20 square metre big and are going to be created on 30th May directly by the designers who will…

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‘Matrioska’ di Fadalti_Sirtori_Romano

Sat 30 May, 2015 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm BST
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Orto Botanico Università di Pavia, Via Sant' Epifanio 14, Pavia
Milan, 27100 Italy
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‘Matrioska’ di Francesca Fadalti, Simone Sirtori e Daniela Romano Tre Matrioske a rappresentare tre grandi botaniche del passato, straordinari profili di donne appassionate di piante, viaggiatrici, progettiste di giardini. Uno scabio tra natura e donne che ha creato una eredità importante per tutti noi. Flowered umbrellas protect small Matrioska dolls. Nature becomes protection and shelter, the Matrioska dolls represent botanic women of the past, courageous travellers and passionate about plants. An exchange between nature and women who created an important legacy for all of us. And see Facebook for more

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Il cuore dei Boschetti | The garden in the heart

Sat 30 May, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm BST
I Boschetti, Piazza Citterio
Monza, 20900 Italy
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Lo spazio pubblico quando è vissuto e partecipato acquista un valore in più e un costo in meno per l’amministrazione. Se il cittadino è fatto partecipe di un luogo, ne avrà più cura e rispetto: questa è la prima forma di educazione civica e ambientale. In questo spirito l’associazione “andiamo ai boschetti”, vorrebbe collegarsi alla manifestazione europea Chelsea Fringe con una giornata dedicata ai Boschetti. In questa giornata, grazie alla collaborazione di numerose realtà legate al mondo del sociale e della cultura…

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Aspire to inspire: local food growers

Sat 30 May, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm BST
Dijaški dom Tabor, Vidovdanska 7
Ljubljana, 1000 Slovenia
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This event celebrates local food and sheds light on why it is important for our health and the environment, the possibilities for food production at home, and ways to connect local food producers and consumers as a business model as well as a philosophy. Programme: 10 inspirational speakers 6 good practices A premiere of a documentary on local food Local food exhibition Entry for all visitors is free, but due to limited space we would like you to  book in…

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L’Orto di Olmo Passeggiata, piante e letture in un angolo della campagna toscana – Olmo’s Garden Walk, plants and readings in a corner of Tuscan countryside

Sat 30 May, 2015 @ 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm BST
Meet at Piazzale Kennedy, Scandicci
Florence, 50018 Italy
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L'Orto di Olmo è un piccolo e quasi  introvabile giardino nelle colline a sud di Firenze, presso Scandicci. Solo guidati dal suo appassionato curatore, Alessandro Vergari, riuscirete ad arrivarci con una breve passeggiata a piedi, tra letture prese dal suo libro “Con le mani nella terra”, pubblicato da Terre di Mezzo, riconoscimenti di piante e una visita delle semplici curiosità di questo particolare orto.  Il ritrovo della passeggiata è alle 15.00 in Piazzale Kennedy a Scandicci, raggiungibile facilmente anche con…

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The man who planted trees

Sat 30 May, 2015 @ 9:30 pm - 10:30 pm BST
Laboratorio LabArca, Via Marco d’Oggiono 1
Milan, 20123 Italy
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A parable about the relationship man-nature, an exemplary story telling how “men could be as effective as God in domains other than destruction” (J.G.) “The man who planted trees” is a play by Plantago Associazione Culturale, who, through their theatrical point of view, follow Giono’s short story: notes of a journey across the Lower Alps in Provence; the meeting with Elzèard Bouffier; the story of his life between two world wars, up until his death. It actually becomes an oral speech, an…

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Passeggiata nel Parco del Serio – Botanic garden opening – walking and watching

Sun 31 May, 2015
Parco del Serio, località Pascolo
Romano di Lombardia (Bg), Lombardia 24058 Italy

La giornata (9.00-12.00, 14.00-18.00), organizzata dal Parco del Serio, prevede la visita al giardino dei frutti dimenticati e alla parte più naturalistica dell'Orto, in cui sono ricreati diversi ecosistemi degli ambienti planiziali. L'osservazione di flora e fauna sarà il filo conduttore, per comprendere quanto la diversità floro-faunistica e ambientale possa essere preziosa. La visita sarà allietata da frittatine preparate con erbe spontanee. E' prevista nel pomeriggio, dalle 15 alle 17 una passeggiata, guidata dall'arch. paesaggista Alessandro Carelli, nella campagna limitrofa,…

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Walking Tour: 10 Years of Guerrilla Gardening

Sun 31 May, 2015 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm BST
Lambeth North Tube, Westminster Bridge Road
London, Greater London SE1 7XG United Kingdom
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Take a journey through time and space on the floral battle ground that are the streets around Elephant and Castle. It's been a decade since Richard Reynolds started tending neglected patches of land round here. While some now bloom as local landmarks, others have eventually been flattened by the relentless onslaught of comprehensive redevelopment in one of London's most dramatically transforming inner city districts. You'll learn how the gardens came to be and along the way hear tales of opportunities and obstacles,…

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