He has organised mass tree-planting actions at festivals in Amsterdam, and he has experimented with growing quinoa at diverse locations across the city. He is also the mastermind behind several beautiful sunflower mazes in Amsterdam.
"I first came to our current location, the former Almatuin garden, while experimenting with growing quinoa in the city for the Amsterdam Quinoa Project. I was moved by the beauty of the garden, located in the middle of so many tall buildings. I saw that the garden formed a natural hub, where people connected with each other and with the natural world. We have put our hearts and souls into creating The Green Living Lab, a place for people to learn, work and play in nature, and in the process we hope to inspire others to take more care of our natural world and of each other."