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There Gardening magazine, printed and online, between details and curiosities, speaks to enthusiasts, experts and curious people who want to dedicate themselves to greenery, whether it is in a huge field, or in a small vase on the balcony. All readers of the Gardening magazineBy browsing through its contents and following the video tutorials, they can become green wizards: nothing but a green thumb!

1) When was your Gardening magazine born and what topics do you deal with?

There Gardening magazine was born in 2002, published by Il Sole 24 Ore Specialized Editions. From January 2007 the magazine then passed to the current publishing house, the BE-MA publishing house of Milan. We take care of everything that has to do with gardening, with the cultivation of flowers, vegetable gardens and all flora in general. Gardening magazine it also ranges towards the design of gardens or the natural remedies obtainable with the essences of nature and occasionally proposes some particular recipes.

2) What are the characteristics that make the Gardening magazine unique in the Italian panorama?

We are certainly the magazine - printed and online - that is most able to approach a heterogeneous audience, offering detailed articles at the right point. There Gardening magazine in fact it has the advantage of being able to provide all the technical details as well as the curiosities, without sinking into unnecessary fussiness that would make gardening appear difficult or boring, which it is not.

3) Who are the readers of Gardening magazine?

We like to think of our readers as true green enthusiasts. Not only those who work in the sector, indeed, especially those who approach this hobby with a desire and desire to learn. There Gardening magazine it is aimed above all at all-round green lovers, whether they have a large plot of land or just a balcony. We would like to be of help to both novice young people and those who already have experience but want to be sure to take care of their plants and their green corners in the best possible way.

4) What are the most “clicked” topics on the online gardening magazine?

The most clicked topics among those addressed in ours Gardening magazine they vary as the seasons vary. Surely in the winter period among the most clicked topics is the pruning of roses, the pruning of olive trees and other plants, as well as cuttings. In the spring months, however, it is the vegetable garden that reigns supreme: the cultivation of tomatoes, aubergines and many other vegetables. In this case, the video tutorials are always available in the Gardening magazine.

5) What is your vegetable garden project about?

For a couple of years like Gardening magazine we have our own organic garden, supported together with Bertini Foundation, onlus wanted by the editor of the magazine in honor of her husband. For us, the vegetable garden represents a place of work and entertainment, in which we can also give space to disadvantaged realities so that they can integrate and find future employment. The garden is also where we create the tutorials in which we show the readers of the Gardening magazine how to proceed in processing.

6) Micro Jardin: what does this technique consist of and what initiatives is the Gardening magazine carrying out in this regard?

THE Micro Jardin are a soilless cultivation technique that we presented as a project of the Gardening magazine in collaboration with the ACRA-CCS foundation, with the Faculty of Agriculture of the University of Milan and with LiveInSlums. The project was born from an idea of ​​Dèvelo, with the proposal of "Hydroponics simplified for the production of quality vegetables in the city: Microjardins Milan-Dakar-Cairo". Thus, the Gardening magazine aims to help African cities where resources, especially water, are scarce: the Micro Jardins were designed as an alternative to traditional cultivation.

7) What are the possible applications in Italy? With what advantages?

The cultivation technique Micro Jardins lends itself to any place where there is no land and where it is necessary to grow vegetables. Building on the recycling of materials becomes affordable for the poor and tackles the problem of waste in the city with reintegration into the production cycle. This is fundamental for those metropolises destined to become green and sustainable. The advantages of soilless cultivation on roofs, terraces and unused spaces in the city are the ability to move around, independence from soil quality, water saving, easy control of product quality and improved accessibility.

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