We want to be green. We would like to resume that contact with nature that our ancestors had. Correct the mistakes of a generation that, without knowing very well what it was doing, led humanity to come into conflict with nature. We want to be respectful of the environment and leave a better world for those to come, although we have no idea where to start.
Flors al Mercat is a learning and meeting space that brings together a careful selection of florists, artisans and designers inspired by nature, free activities and workshops for all ages, plant-based gastronomy proposals and initiatives that work to achieve a more green and sustainable.
So much time living surrounded by buildings, cars, paved streets and a tree every 15 meters has led us to be totally disconnected from the nature that surrounds us (a bit far away, but luckily, it still surrounds us).
Whether you are one of those who searched the internet for the “easiest plant to care for” (it’s the Zamioculca. You’re welcome), or those who discovered to their great astonishment, already well grown, that pineapples do not grow on trees (those of the piña colada, those of pine nuts do grow on trees), but you are also dying to know how to set up an urban garden, the benefits of plant-based foods or having plants at home, you cannot miss this festival.
Because Flors al Mercat revolves around the world of plants. It is a learning and meeting space that brings together a careful selection of florists, artisans and designers inspired by nature, free activities and workshops for all ages, plant-based gastronomy proposals and initiatives that work to achieve a greener city. and sustainable.
A VARIED AGENDA
Although we already know the topic that supports this festival, we still need to know what we are going to find when we go there. Flors al Mercat is not a market to go to buy flowers, although its name and location (the old Central Flower Market of Barcelona) could suggest this.
What you will find will be free activities for all ages. Among them, exchange of cuttings, exchange of seeds, space to plant in Margarida Xirgu square. There will also be a permanent area for children’s activities, which will also offer the little ones a workshop to illuminate glass waste and another to create a sheet press, both free.
for those already more advanced in this matter of leading a plant-friendly lifeFlors al Mercat also offers 8 paid workshops to which you must sign up in advance through its website, and which range from cosmetics, medicinal plants or even witchcraft.
A PLANT-BASED PLAN
For those who seek above all to disconnect and relax in a unique setting, the festival offers plant-based healthy gastronomy to the rhythm of good music.
In the restoration area you can enjoy vegan pizzas, natural food, vegan sushi and above all, sustainable cuisine. And with a full stomach, to cool off there will be kombuchas, ginger beers, beer, vermouth, organic wines and much more!
TAKE A LITTLE PIECE OF FLORS TO THE MERCATS
Vegetable cheeses, preserves and artisan baked goods, healthy and sustainable sweets, vegan ice creams, kombuchas, ginger beers, kimchis and endless products that connect us with plants will be available during the weekend for those who want to take products home healthy and sustainable.
In addition, if you like crafts, design and those initiatives that try to commit to a sustainable position, at Flors al Mercat you will find more than 30 designers and artists showing their projects as well as a dozen projects with initiatives to improve our environment in one direction. more sustainable and healthy.
AND SINCE WE ARE TALKING ABOUT DESIGN…
This is Yorokobu, and if there is design, we have to talk.
In this case we have to talk about the image of Flors al Mercat, designed and produced by Carla Garcia, who proposes a combination of photography with a vintage black and white air and floral illustration united through collage. An elegant and pleasant graphic representation. You can see it on the festival poster and on the Flors al Mercat Instagram account. What’s cool?