Life emerging – Adopt a box

Adopt a box - life emerging

Emerging urban green life

Summer is here, green life has emerged everywhere – even in the center of Aarhus where you find several ‘Adopt a Box’ boxes with all kinds of veggies coming to life. In a previous blogpost about ‘Adopt a Box’ I dived into the concept of the boxes: They contain a variety of plants: some might have potatoes and marigold, others have carrots, onions and garlic, and yet another has salad and herbs.

Adopt a box - a teabox

As stated on their blog Adopt a Box “aims to cultivate the city centre by bringing edible plants into an urban setting” The idea is that a shop or a cafe adopts a box, waters the plants and becomes part of a society which reaps the harvest around autumn. Meanwhile the boxes offers a bit of nature for the bees and birds in the city. Visit their blog: Adopt a Box blog

Adopt a Box boxes in Aarhus

Adopt a box in Aarhus - Red Box

Adopt a box - a green concept
I find that the boxes also serve as an educational topic for kids and parents who are aiming for knowledge about plants: how specific plants look, how they differ from eachother in looks, smell and taste and such information.

Adopt a Box in Botanical Garden amongst likeminded

Adopting boxes of life These photos inspired me to make a virgin mojito: mint leaves, lime juice, organic cane sugar, ice, a squeeze of ginger ale and mineral water. Mmm – so tasty.



What is with the colored boxes in Aarhus?

Colored boxes from Adopt A Box

A walk down some of the smaller streets in the downtown area of Aarhus quite quickly reveals a concept of color, sustainability, life and urban gardening in the form of a wooden box created by Adopt a Box. The boxes serve as an offer of Hands-on Sustainability as some of the boxes state on a wooden sign. You find these wooden boxes outside some of the small shops and cafes especially in the streets called Mejlgade and Vestergade. The lids of the boxes may be passionate orange, hot pink or lime green and the colors certainly attracts your attention. Læs mere / Read more


Street i Brooklyn NYC

Street Art i Brooklyn NYC

Den blå væg

Denne væg er fra Brooklyn i New York tæt på det store, nye kulturcenter Barclays Center. Som en kontrast til det nye byggeri ligger denne blå væg, som jeg elsker at fordybe mig i. Der er så meget information, inspiration og historier tilgængelige i væggen i både forfald, illustrationer, tags og i de blå farvenuancer. Ja, sågar træet er interessant i denne sammenhæng med sin form og struktur. Det er street art i høj klasse efter min skala. Væggens blå farvenuancer tiltrækker sig opmærksomhed og med dele af det underliggende murværk blotlagt, er det som om tidens tand og et hårdt brooklyn-liv har taget grådigt for sig, af væggens kunst og givet farven en personlighed, kun tidens tand formår. Læs mere / Read more