We had a meetup with the “Shanghai Urban Farmer”-group at our place last Saturday. (See MeetUp.com for more interesting groups near you.)
We enjoyed a sunny afternoon with inspiring stories about sustainability and individual initiatives.
We discussed how to best grow beans and which compost format is superior. (Goran is a fan of the dig-down hotbed compost.)
We tasted homemade ginger ale. (recipe here)
We also tasted the homemade sourdough bread and shared the culture to all participants who wanted to try. (You can read more about our sourdough recipe here.) Jo has already shared her first experience with baking with sourdough culture.
It was interesting to see that the people who came were all women. All were inspired by sustainable living and finding new ways to grow health and happiness in the cement-laden cityscape. We look forward to hearing the stories from the urban growers in Shanghai in the coming years.