"We are thrilled with the great entries and it was hard for us to choose the best", commented corinna holzer of the foundation for man and the environment. Under the motto "bavaria – we're doing something for bees!" the winners of the bavaria-wide planting competition were ceremonially crowned in munich. And although the search for the best was rather difficult, a woman from herzogenaurach found herself on the podium. Standing at the top and cheering heavily.
The first place in the category "private garden" dorothea lang's "micro-hortus" is a case in point from herzogenaurach. "My insect-friendly roof garden project is basically in its fifth year, but I have only been trying to implement a continuous fly band since january of this year", she describes her project. But the results are already visible after a few months of hortus farming.
Hans-Dieter schuster from the bavarian ministry of the environment was pleased when he presented the certificates together with the foundation. The competition was held as part of the "nature in the city" campaign, of the state ministry for the environment.
He explained: "whether it's five or 500 square meters doesn't really matter. It is important to recognize the potential for colorful, humming life in our gardens. Habitats for our endangered wild bees are not so much gravel gardens, which are very much in vogue, but rather nectar- and pollen-rich flowering plants and structures for nesting such as open sandy areas, natural stones and deadwood."