Big Pumpkins from an urban Garden: Johannes Offermann cultivates record-breaking Vegetable

His latest big pumpkin comes in at 337,5 kilogramms. Too heavy to be lifted without a chain block. In Johannes Offermann’s garden in the city of Cologne everything is a little taller, bigger or heavier. From tomatoes, to kohlrabies, to chili. All that requires a lot of time (constantly checking the needs of the plants), water (sometimes more than 300 liters) and less fertilizer. Too … Continue reading Big Pumpkins from an urban Garden: Johannes Offermann cultivates record-breaking Vegetable

THE SPRUCE: Planting 2017’s tree of the year

The innitiative goes back to a 1989 idea by forestry official Silvius Wodarz. Announcing a tree of the year is now an annual event in Germany. With the spruce being this year’s winner. A tree that most people may know as their Christmas tree. In terms of cultivation it is one of the few trees that brings a forseeable profit for the owner. And though … Continue reading THE SPRUCE: Planting 2017’s tree of the year

“THE HIJACKER OF BILLBOARDS”: French street artist OX in Cologne

He is often called “the hijacker of billboards”. French street artist OX. His latest project is a series of ten street interventions in Cologne. Conducted in the second week of April 2017, the project includes the take over of billboards in specific locations in town. Sometimes at main streets, sometimes under train bridges. Places that are normally used for street advertising. โ€œMy main goal is … Continue reading “THE HIJACKER OF BILLBOARDS”: French street artist OX in Cologne