Idea and philosophy

At the beginning, there was the joy of gardening.

During our research in the agricultural and horticultural sciences, we observed two new trends. More and more people, particularly in the cities, are rediscovering the joys of growing their own fruits and vegetables. Geraniums and tulips are increasingly ousted by their edible cousins, strawberries, tomatoes, and basil on balconies, window sills and front gardens. Furthermore, an increasing number of urban backyard gardeners are keen to grow their fruits, vegetables and herbs with their health and the environment in mind. When eating their self-grow rocket they enjoy it more, knowing that it is organic.

In order to provide these city farmers, as well as ornamental gardeners with ecological products, to drive their botanical ambitions, we have established GREENLAB BERLIN. The GREENLAB BERLIN team has a strong academic research background with versatile expertise in the development and research of ecologically and environmentally friendly horticulture products.

 

Our research work

For our products, we apply the circular economy concept, where the waste product of one industry becomes the raw material of another. We do this by recycling waste products from the food industry in an innovative and environmentally friendly process. The main ingredients of BLÜMCHENFUTTER and PIMP MY GÄRTCHEN are shells of cocoa from controlled organic cultivation. Cocoa is processed in large quantities in Germany for chocolate production, generating a huge amount of waste – which we think would be wrong to throw away. Through thorough research GREENLAB BERLIN succeeded in processing the valuable ingredients from the cocoa shells to manufacture in accordance with ecological guidelines, a liquid and a solid plant fertiliser.

In addition, we use recycled packaging and consider ecological sustainability in every aspect of our business development.