Have you thought about starting to grow your own garden with your kids? On the balcony or window box, on the roof, on your backyard, garden…the size doesn’t matter, what is important is to plant a seed, to see life taking shape,

to realise what it means to cultivate the earth and to eat something that you have planted yourself. This video may inspire you to start your own farm wherever you happen to be.

Click here to read more about permaculture and how it can save the world.

Growing Cities Trailer from Growing Cities Movie on Vimeo.

Also, check out BusRoots. An interesting platform to reconnect urban communities with nature in a practical and playful way. Bus roots is a public and playful project that uses plants as a creative medium. Here’s what they say about the benefits of plant life in the city :

Aesthetic Value
Mitigation of Urban Heat Island Effect
Acoustical and Thermal Insulation
Storm Water Reduction
CO2 absorbtion
Habitat Restoration
Storm Water Management
Public Education and Recreation
Reclaiming Forgotten Real Estate