24 juin, 2009

It's growing...

Tof called me the other day and said: « I'm around Louise and lots of sunflowers are growing here. Come and have a look ».

Then I saw this message from Richard:

So this afternoon, I had to go take some photos of the Brussels' sunflowers growing.

Have any photos of your plantation? Send it to us. We'll post it here.

Libellés :

14 juin, 2009

Brussels farmer on France-Inter

Hello visitors from the « crumble » show. Here's the news that brought you here:

« "Girasol" qui intervient au téléphone au cours de l'émission, est membre de la guerilla des Brussel Farmer. Mouvement informel et poétique qui plante pour la deuxième année consécutive des tournesols dans les villes pour les rendre plus colorées et végétales !
Il existe un livre en anglais sur le sujet : On guerilla gardening, a handbook for gardening without boundaries édité chez Bloomsbury Publishing PLC (mai 2008).

If I may correct. It's our fourth year of plantation. Check this blog for full info on our activites. And join us for the next round. (en français aussi.)

Téléchargez l'enregistrement de l'émission.

12 juin, 2009

Excursus: Twitter, Brussels website and Parks

Well, sorry for the off-topic, but I had to mention it.
Brussels has an official website. Yes, so what. Even Montcuq has one. But the City of Brussels has also a Twitter account. What?. Yes, you read it right. You can get tweets from your European capital if you'd like. I thought my city officials didn't know anything about technologies and the net. Guess I'm wrong.

But why am I mentioning this here? Because their last tweet says this:

So I had to check. Here is the link.
« Brussels is one of the most green European capitals. A multitude of parks and gardens are present in the city. Each of them possess their own history, organization, sculptures, architecture, trees,... They are an oasis of calm in the pounding heart of Brussels. »
Glad to know that. ;)

One (major) critic though. For a European capital, have pages on the website that says: « This page has been automatically translated from French into English by a translation software. Automatic translations are not as accurate as translations made by professional human translators. Nevertheless these pages can help you understand information published by the City of Brussels. »

Wooo. Baaad ;)