Sarai Bar-El is a 33-year-old entrepreneur with a flower picking garden in the Gardens of West, Amsterdam. In 2016 she discovered her passion for flowers and sustainability and decided to lease a small vegetable garden. She soon realized that she was very good at this, and decided to make it her job. She started studying Urban Agriculture at the Warmonderhof and expanded her garden to a real picking garden of 1000m2. The concept of a flower oasis where one can come by to enjoy nature for a while, and come home with beautiful bunch of cut flowers. In 2019 she made the decision to double the garden to 2000m2. Her picking garden has become well known and people regularly come by to pick a bunch of flowers, attend a workshop or rent the location for a baby shower, birthday or other occasion. With her company, Sarai tries to create awareness for the damage caused by regular floriculture while at the same time offering a sustainable alternative for people who still want to enjoy a colorful flower bouquet.
Location The Netherlands NO. Images 60