The Green Student Bootcamp Challenge 2018 has begun!
Week 1 saw us welcome students from the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Amsterdam University College, University of Amsterdam / Universiteit van Amsterdam, AMC Amsterdam, Utrecht University, TU Delft & HvA – Hogeschool van Amsterdam
Students learned all about seeds, including the intelligent design of seeds & ingenious seed strategies for survival & dispersal. They learned how seed balls can brighten up urban environments with native flowers, as well as offer food to pollinators, & made seed balls for their new careers as guerrilla gardeners!
Then it was time to get busy sowing seeds for our nursery. Students have been challenged to take some seed pots home, germinate the seeds, nurse them into healthy baby plants, and bring them back to grow in The Green Living Lab ‘s organic garden. We are looking forward to hearing how they get on with their prospective plant parenthood!
At the end of our 10 week programme, the participants will make a vegan feast using the plants they have grown in our garden.
A big, enormous thank you to Sameena & Amanda for contributing such wonderful wisdom & passion for seeds to this first session!
Thank you to all of the GLL team including Sarah, Fae, Arthur, Sheila and Luke, who were behind the scenes making sure everyone had a great initiation to learning in nature !