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Irina Marica
Senior Editor

Irina holds a BA in Journalism and has been part of the Romania-Insider.com team since its early days in 2011. She likes to keep the Romania-insider.com readers informed every day. Irina reports on various topics, on a wide range of areas such as politics, social or entertainment. She also writes travel or leisure articles, as well as interviews. She splits her time between Sinaia, her hometown, and Bucharest. Being born and raised in a mountain town, Irina loves spending time in nature, but she also likes to read, write, listen to music, travel, teach her dog new tricks and listen to other people’s stories (so don’t hesitate to contact her for an interview if you have an interesting story that you want to share with the Romania-insider.com readers). She dreams to visit Iceland one day and maybe get to see the Arctic Monkeys play live.  You can send her press releases or feedback on her stories by emailing [email protected]

 

German retailer turns Romania store roofs into urban gardens

German retailer Kaufland has launched the first network of urban community gardens in Romania. The retailer is turning its stores’ roofs, parking lots, and plots of land located near schools into green spaces where people can grow vegetables, fruits, aromatic plants or flowers.

The project is called Gradinescu and includes nine such urban gardens. Three of them are located on the roofs of Kaufland stores, four in the parking lots or behind the shops, and two near schools in the capital.

The first Kaufland store where the roof and the exterior have already been transformed into urban gardens is the one from Bucurestii Noi area in Northern Bucharest. The urban gardens at the other stores on Barbu Vacarescu Blvd., in Tudor Vladimirescu and Aparatorii Patriei neighborhoods, as well as those at schools will be opened by fall.

The urban garden arranged at the Kaufland store in Bucurestii Noi covers 2,300 sqm and can be used by the community, the retailer announced. Those interested in growing their own food in the urban garden can “adopt” a plot they can care for under the guidance of specialists from the Association of the Research Institute for Permaculture in Romania. The garden will also serve as a learning space for schools and kindergartens in the area.

The urban garden at the store in Bucurestii Noi neighborhood comprises a solarium, a nursery and vermicompost, a multi-functional space for events (movie screenings, playground), a co-working space with Wi-Fi, tea and other facilities, an irrigation system, and an insect hotel.

According to communication manager Valer Hancas, the investment in the urban gardens amounts to EUR 300,000, reports local News.ro. Moreover, the German retailer announced that it would add four new hypermarkets to its local network by February 2018.

Kaufland plans to open at least six units in Romania by year-end

Irina Marica, [email protected]

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Irina Marica
Senior Editor

Irina holds a BA in Journalism and has been part of the Romania-Insider.com team since its early days in 2011. She likes to keep the Romania-insider.com readers informed every day. Irina reports on various topics, on a wide range of areas such as politics, social or entertainment. She also writes travel or leisure articles, as well as interviews. She splits her time between Sinaia, her hometown, and Bucharest. Being born and raised in a mountain town, Irina loves spending time in nature, but she also likes to read, write, listen to music, travel, teach her dog new tricks and listen to other people’s stories (so don’t hesitate to contact her for an interview if you have an interesting story that you want to share with the Romania-insider.com readers). She dreams to visit Iceland one day and maybe get to see the Arctic Monkeys play live.  You can send her press releases or feedback on her stories by emailing [email protected]

 

German retailer turns Romania store roofs into urban gardens

German retailer Kaufland has launched the first network of urban community gardens in Romania. The retailer is turning its stores’ roofs, parking lots, and plots of land located near schools into green spaces where people can grow vegetables, fruits, aromatic plants or flowers.

The project is called Gradinescu and includes nine such urban gardens. Three of them are located on the roofs of Kaufland stores, four in the parking lots or behind the shops, and two near schools in the capital.

The first Kaufland store where the roof and the exterior have already been transformed into urban gardens is the one from Bucurestii Noi area in Northern Bucharest. The urban gardens at the other stores on Barbu Vacarescu Blvd., in Tudor Vladimirescu and Aparatorii Patriei neighborhoods, as well as those at schools will be opened by fall.

The urban garden arranged at the Kaufland store in Bucurestii Noi covers 2,300 sqm and can be used by the community, the retailer announced. Those interested in growing their own food in the urban garden can “adopt” a plot they can care for under the guidance of specialists from the Association of the Research Institute for Permaculture in Romania. The garden will also serve as a learning space for schools and kindergartens in the area.

The urban garden at the store in Bucurestii Noi neighborhood comprises a solarium, a nursery and vermicompost, a multi-functional space for events (movie screenings, playground), a co-working space with Wi-Fi, tea and other facilities, an irrigation system, and an insect hotel.

According to communication manager Valer Hancas, the investment in the urban gardens amounts to EUR 300,000, reports local News.ro. Moreover, the German retailer announced that it would add four new hypermarkets to its local network by February 2018.

Kaufland plans to open at least six units in Romania by year-end

Irina Marica, [email protected]

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