A green future: a glimpse into the school life of some horticulture students

19/06/2024 - 08:30

A few months ago, we interviewed Johan Beernaert, a teacher at COOVI Horticultural School in Anderlecht, Belgium. Inspired by the article, Sacha Mennens, one of his students, reached out to us with an excellent idea: to conduct an interview with several students from the horticulture department. With recording equipment and a great deal of enthusiasm, we headed back to Anderlecht…

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From Practical to Poetic: Gardens Vranckx brings life to corporate gardens with a "View and Experience Garden"

06/06/2024 - 07:37

Tuinen Vranckx designed this unique corporate garden in Olen, Belgium. This patio and interior garden will be used for staff relaxation, lunch, outdoor events and meetings.

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Redefining outdoor spaces in the era of climate change with an educational approach

06/05/2024 - 09:32

We reached out to Loïc Delhaye, a landscape architect and frequent patron, to delve into his career journey and his exploration of TerraCottem. Since last November, Belgium and its neighbouring nations have been grappling with unrelenting rainfall, which has saturated the soil, complicating the use of heavy machinery on worksites. Nevertheless, this challenge presents a silver lining: it affords more office time. This period has provided Loïc with the opportunity to advance his research and reinvent his approach, enabling him to innovate within his field.

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Being outdoors is life: The life motto of Cora and Marcel of GildenGroen

03/04/2024 - 12:31

Cora and Marcel Achterberg are passionate gardeners from Zeewolde, the Netherlands. Together, they established GildenGroen, a family enterprise infused with a deep sense of social responsibility. Their unwavering dedication to sustainability and craftsmanship led them to be crowned as the “Most Sustainable Gardener of the Netherlands” in 2022. Engaging in a delightful conversation with this dynamic duo, we delved into topics ranging from sustainability practices to the invaluable benefits of TerraCottem and beyond.

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NEW HERO: environmental economist and media producer Pamela Peeters is on a mission to make the world more sustainable as "eco hero!"

07/03/2024 - 21:04

In early 2019, I received a call from Pamela Peeters. She inquired if we, at TerraCottem BV, would be interested in joining an expert panel focused on four ecosystems: water, air, forest, and soil. Pamela had initiated the “Eco Hero Challenge” youth project and was seeking the involvement of a soil expert. Her infectious enthusiasm instantly won me over. Fast forward four years, and a multitude of developments have unfolded since then…

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