Greeters and green

Good eco-style ideas from Jan, an environmentally friendly Greeter from Mollenbeek

"I'm always very aware of the environment. I regularly take walks in the green spaces around the region and always prefer to eat home-grown products. I live in Mollenbeek and I believe it's very important to share my district. I love to show off this working class part of the capital, try to make people curious about it and encourage them to knock on the door of this little corner of Brussels. I'm passionate about music and I play the saxophone in a number of groups. I'm inspired a lot by jazz, reggae, funk but I quite like classical, city and Eastern music too..."

  • Jardins du Fleuriste du Stuyvenberg, Laeken
    This is a magnificent public garden a short distance from the Atomium.

    The green crescent of the Bois de Dieleghem, in other words, the Parc Roi Baudoin, Bois de Poelbos and Bois du Laerbeek (Jette/Ganshoren).
    This green space covers several hectares and is filled with woods, marshes, lakes and meadows. The Poelbos wood, an 8 hectare natural preserve, is home to over 45 species of birds. You may even be able to spot a kingfisher or a heron there.

    Parckfarm, the non-profit farm in Tour & Taxis (Molenbeek)
    The aim of Parckfarm T&T, a non-profit organisation, is to develop an ongoing local socio-economic dynamic through a seasonal ecological festival. It also offers an exchange between the inhabitants of the district and encourages urban growers, farmers and kitchen gardeners to take part..
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    To take a walk with Jan and other Greeters, here.