There are a number of good reasons to grow plant species which are indigenous to the region where the garden is laid, but then: what actually are typical "regional" species? Not easy to define - this is what we also experienced when visiting the "Samengarten" in Eichstetten / Kaiserstuhl on invitation of the foundation "Kaiserstühler Garten".
One of the pieces of land which was offered to us by the municipality, seemed to be very attractive: two big areas of previously meadow, located on the fringes of the forest, next to a little pond, and in vicinity to allotment gardens, and a picnic area.
If there had not been these suspicious traces in the ground....
What was wonderful about visiting the gardens in Corfu was the great committment shown by the gardeners/farmers to their different approaches to gardening - from a full permaculture approach to standard organic and a small community garden. Each type gave us pause to reflect before moving on with our own garden activities at home!
We learned about sustainable gardening by resspecting permaculture principles. In that guide we assembled the most useful gardening tips for all who like to improve their gardening approaches.