How do residents, organizations and professionals make the busy, densely built-up city greener? And more attractive and healthier for humans and animals? With this we are going to start the time. Think, act and join the conversation! There are many interesting activities from a large platform, WeMakeThe.City Green, in the run-up to Floriade Expo 2022 in Almere.
Green makes the city clean, beautiful and healthy again. Floriade in Almere is exactly the same. Together we come up with solutions for major themes, such as the climate, biodiversity and a sustainable economy. Conversations about urban agriculture, more greenery, health and sustainable construction. We need everyone for that. Old and young, resident and entrepreneur, student and pupil, volunteer and expert. Everybody is welcome. For over a year there have been lectures, debate evenings, workshops, trips, exhibitions and films. To inspire each other and to work together. For the program go to WeMakeThe.City Green.
Pavilion with garden: come and see
At Floriade 2022, Amsterdam and Almere will show how all those plans for more greenery look like in practice. In a pavilion with a garden – The Voice of Urban Nature – you can see and experience how you can connect the city to nature. Gaze at green inventions, solutions and new techniques. Inspiring and practical, with nature as human’s equal ally All your senses are stimulated. In the pavilion we only use natural materials harvested here, such as bulrush lime, made from Amsterdam bulrush. Soon all on display at Floriade, from April 14, 2022.
Do you remember? Floriades in Amsterdam
Amsterdam has a beautiful history with 2 Floriades, that event that becomes reality once every 10 years and where everyone with a green heart can be found. We owe the nature-rich Amstelpark to the well-attended Floriade in 1972; the park was created especially for world horticulture. In 1982 Floriade settled in the Gaasperpark. Amsterdam now wanted to organize it again, but Almere won and is now allowed to organize Floriade Expo 2022. The 2 cities are going to make all their plans for green cities and the green land in between and on each other coherence.
Floriade Expo 2022
From April 14 to October 9, 2022, Almere will be the stage for the world horticultural exhibition Floriade Expo 2022. There is a lot to see and experience when it comes to ‘Growing Green Cities’ on the 60 hectare site. The exhibition site is located directly on the A6 with a view of the skyline of Almere.