Frankfurt is full of little miracles. The ones I love most are when things or buildings get a second, much better life.
A German initiative has started turning old bubble gum vending machines into bee savers! Packed with little capsules of wildflower seeds they turn the romantic childhood memory of buying bubblegum from a colorful machine into a lovely sustainability initiative: the flower seeds (which come together with a little instruction and info paper) are the perfect mix which busy city bees love and need so desperately to live and survive. Buyers can sow the seed in their own gardens or seed bomb them in public areas and hence change the urban city space into blooming bee habitats.
A wonderful childhood memory that turned even me, with absolutely no skills for flowers and gardening into a tiny micro gardener who now offers a tiny bee garden on his terrace.
The vending machine is located directly outside the main entrance of Günthersburgpark – hopefully many more locations to follow soon.
Honey, I saved the bees!