Antwerp, Belgium - 08.06.2016

The ultimate guide to going green in the city

What kind of gardener are you?

Green spaces in the city are noticeably decreasing. As a response to this decline, city inhabitants are inventing new ways to implement greenery into small spaces. From creating urban jungles in living rooms to experimenting with small city farms on rooftops: the opportunities are endless. Use this guide to become the green person you always wanted to be.

In its stores and webshop, green retailer Dille & Kamille sells everything an urban gardener could possibly need. 

The functional gardener
If you love to use homegrown herbs in the kitchen, a lack of outdoor space does not have to interfere with that. As a functional gardener, you simply bring the outside in. If you have a big windowsill, you can grow a selection of herbs like basil, thyme and mint there. If you do not have enough space, there are always forgotten spots on the ceiling or wall where you can put some plants. You can get the most out of the natural light that enters your home by making a homemade plant pendant and create the perfect place to hang your greens.
The lazy gardener
Succulents and cacti are a must for the “I always forget to water the plants” gardener or serial plant killers. However, you can’t completely neglect them. They like warm and sunny places, so make sure they get six hours of daylight every day. Moreover, houseplants do not need to be kept in traditional pots. Be creative and make your own urban jungle using glass jars, pots, vases or wineglasses.
The experimental gardener
If you always secretly dreamt of growing tomatoes and keeping chickens without giving up your urban lifestyle, a rooftop garden may be the answer. You can become an urban farmer by growing fruits and vegetables or keeping animals on your otherwise vacant roof space. Urban agriculture is not only the perfect hobby, it’s also environment friendly. In urban surroundings food miles, food footprints en CO2 emissions are serious issues. Green rooftops help to reduce smog and CO2 in the city atmosphere. Produce local products and in the same time contribute to a better air quality: the experimental gardener can do it all.