My Little Balcony Garden

plenty of pots with different herbs arranged on a table

Winter is finally over and the planting season begins!

I love herbs, so I’ve always been using my little balcony to grow thyme, basil, oregano and all the other kitchen herbs. This year, I’m adding a few lesser known herbs like lungwort, bitterkress, and sweet cicely to see what I can do with them.

I never had much luck with herbs from the supermarket. Those are obviously grown to look pretty for only a few days, so that people will buy them and quickly use them up. They’re not designed to survive the outdoors. So I’m usually buying my plants from market gardens or from specialized online shops.

For the new herbs I tried Kräuterei for the first time. Their shop sucks, but it’s really worth the pain. All their plants are organic and as you can see they’re strong little fellows who will lead a long and happy life on my balcony. :-)

Crowd Funding Carnism Awareness

Oh, happy day! Compassion Media’s crowd funding project to bring Melanie Joy to Germany was successful!

Have you ever wondered why you eat cows and pigs but not cats and dogs? Or why some animals are friends and some are regarded as food?

In her book “Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, And Wear Cows” Melanie Joy explains the psychology behind this irrational behavior.

To accompany the release of the German version of her book, Compassion Media started a crowd funding project to bring Melanie Joy and her lecture “The Psychology of Eating Meat” to Germany.

You can watch her talk on YouTube:

or, even better, see her speak in Germany soon. You can also still partake in the crowd funding project on Startnext and get yourself a signed copy of Melanie’s book or one of the other nice items that are still left. I opted for the signed book. :-)